Couture History Writing Guidelines

Basic Paper Format


Writing Hints and Help:

Thesis Statement Advice

How to Write a Paragraph

Transition Words

Citing Works and Footnoting – Chicago Style (Couture version)

What is plagiarism?

Counterargument (Rebuttal)

How to understand a marked-up paper on (grade, plagiarism, comments, etc.):

“Sourcing a document” in the DBQ style:

“Contextualization” for AP DBQs or LEQs:

Helpful historical essay structures help from the Purdue Online Writing Lab:

Essay Writing – general essay explanation – Purdue OWL

Argumentative Essays – Purdue OWL

Expository Essays – Purdue OWL

A short video about how to form an argument:

A video explaining why you don’t ever need to write “this essay will show…” and why you needn’t bother telling your reader, in your own essay, “I believe that…”



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