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)

“Sourcing a document” in the DBQ style:


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: