Writing in History 105 and 305
Developing written communication and analytical skills are central learning goals of both History 105 and 305. The courses are designed to help students to:
- make clear and convincing evidence-based arguments.
- present arguments and evidence in organized ways.
- understand the contested nature of evidence and value of scholarly debate.
- understand the importance of change and continuity over time.
- identify and understand the differences among types of historically-based scholarly sources.
- understand the difference between primary and secondary sources.
- ethically use and cite sources.
The following guides are designed to assist students in cultivating written and analytical skills necessary for success at Washington State University and in a variety of career paths.