HIS 378 Week 3 Discussion 2 Skills Forum Three Thesis and Analysis
Skill Forum Three: Thesis and Analysis. 1st Post Due by Day 3. Prepare.
HIS 378 Week Three Skill Forum
Tosh, John. The Pursuit of History: Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of History (6th ed.). New
York: Routledge, 2015.
• Chapter 6 – Writing and Interpretation
Bowdoin University. “The Thesis.” accessed December 1 2015 http://www.bowdoin.edu/writing- guides/thesis.htm.
Gill, Jacquelyn & Laubach, Stephen, “Gather Reliable Evidence.” accessed December 1, 2015, http://www.williamcronon.net/researching/arguing.htm#_Gather_Reliable_Evidence.
University of Iowa History Department. “Writing a Thesis and Making an Argument.” Accessed December 9, 2015. http://clas.uiowa.edu/history/teaching-and-writing-center/guides/argumentation.
Reflect. Reflect upon your final paper topic. What sources have you identified already? What other sorts of sources do you require?
Write. In a comprehensive post, please state
• Your area of focus (the one you chose in Week One).
• Your historiographical question (provided to you in the HIS 378 Introductory Packet)
• A potential thesis based upon the sources provided to you for your research question and those used in the
Week Two Skill Forum.
Next, think about what types of sources you will need to research over the remainder of the week in order to answer your research question. What secondary sources would be helpful?
Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references