Reading for History Essays #2

In my last post I gave a run down of the four different key types of texts you'll be asked to read as a History student, and some brief points on how to make sense of the things that don't fit into those categories. Next we turn to how to use understanding when reading for a university …

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Reading for History Essays #1

One of the most common questions students ask their tutors is: how much should I read for this assignment? Inevitably, there is no satisfactory answer. It depends on how broad the topic is, how in-depth you're asked to go and plenty else besides. As a headline figure I tend to recommend 8-12 texts is about the …