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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful for the student, 17 Jun 2001
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Black and MacRaild have produced a book that has proved to be of immense use during the first year of my history degree. Studying History is an excellent text because the clear index and contents allow the reader to dip in and out to find relevant information when they need it. Each section provides an overview and explanation of the topic and the book also provides a bibliography of suggested reading. Some may find Studying History too basic and general, however this makes it an invaluable first-step. This book is much more accessable than others available especially Ludmilla Jordanova's History in Practice that is inaccessable and overly complex in structure.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 9 Aug 2003
I had the pleasure of being taught by Don MacRaild at university, and this book is as vibrant, relevant and accessible as his lectures. Highly recommended for students, especially the sections on essay writing. Also offers a clear and concise overview of the discipline of History. A must!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant for history students, 23 Sep 2011
This review is from: Studying History (Palgrave Study Skills) (Paperback)
this is a fantastic and well laid out book that is bound to be of good use in my history degree, and which I believe would prove to be useful to anyone studying history at or above GCSE Level. It would also be an interesting book for anyone interested in the study of history generally, even if they do not currently study this subject. Overall - superb!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How to Understand History Studies, 17 May 2012
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This review is from: Studying History (Palgrave Study Skills) (Paperback)
I ordered this book before started my BA History Of Modern Art, Design and Film, and it proved a great read before the course started. It gave me insight into HOW to get the best out of studying history, and it applies not only to Art but all history of all kind.

It gives you a great foundation on which to build your own approach to art history, it takes some reading but is simple enough and not so thick so its a good read before starting any history course. With this book firmly in the back of my mind I was prepared for the modules on my course and also jotted down some good angles to approach history from before you start.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand, well written guide to studying History, 21 Sep 2012
This review is from: Studying History (Palgrave Study Skills) (Paperback)
Perfect for pre-University reading or as a reassuring reference book during an undergraduate History degree.

Explains concepts and terms clearly, with good examples of further reading etc. Goes through the various phases of Historical thought ('schools', methodologies etc)in a sensible, logical way that will give a very solid grounding for anyone looking to get a grasp of the wider subject of History and how/why it is studied.

Also has very clear, well-written guidance in separate section on 'how to write a Uni level History essay, prepare for exams etc'.

Very, very useful book for anyone about to start History at University - or thinking about doing so.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Studying History, 3 Oct 2011
This review is from: Studying History (Palgrave Study Skills) (Paperback)
It arrived quickly and in perfect condition. This book is excellent for anyone who is studying history. It is great to dip in and out of and is very up to date - covering the use of sources from the internet.
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