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HIS 780-XW81 Seminar in History

This guide will help graduate students who will write a master's thesis or capstone project.

Examples (from Penington School)

  Primary Sources

 Secondary Sources

· autobiography

·biography

· painting or object of art

·article reviewing or criticizing the art

· personal diary or letter(s)

·book about the person or event

· treaty (government document)

·essay interpreting the document

· poem, novel, short story, etc.

·literary criticism of the work

· firsthand observer accounts of event

·report on event years later

· play, film, television show

·biography of writer

· speech given by a person

·commentary on the speech

· research reports by researchers

·interpretation of the research

· photographs

·explanation of photographs

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