Questions for the Jules Benjamin Assignment

Dr. Kenneth Wilburn
Department of History
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC, USA 27858
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Jules Benjamin, A Student's Guide to History:

Restate and respond to the questions that follow. Your response to each question should be no longer than two paragraphs. After answering all questions, react to the assignment.

  1. When historians investigate the past, they use evidence and test its reliability. Discuss the forms of evidence and methods of testing.
  2. Discuss the use of computer technology in historical research.
  3. What is a philosophy of history?
  4. Identify the major schools of historical interpretation.
  5. What can you do with the knowledge you will gain from this history course?
  6. How should you read our survey text?
  7. Describe the best way to take notes in class.
  8. How should you give a formal class talk?
  9. Our final exam is in essay format. What should you do to make an "A" on the final exam?
  10. What is plagiarism?
  11. Analyze "How to Write a Research Paper." Briefly discuss the structure of a research paper.

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