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History Writing Center

The History Writing Center (HWC) is a discipline specific center that is open to all undergraduate students enrolled in History classes. We offer one–on-one assistance with all stages of the writing process.

The History Writing Center is located in A61 Kaplan Hall (formerly called the Humanities Building).  Hours are Mondays from 10am to 6pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 6pm.  The center is closed on Fridays.  The center will open its doors on the Monday of week two.



We strongly recommend that you schedule an appointment in advance, but we also have drop-in appointments.  Appointments can be scheduled online.  Although the HWC is now located in A61 Kaplan Hall, you will be able to schedule an appointment with a History Graduate Student.  For Fall 2020, you can set up a Zoom appointment with a History Graduate Student.  You can also view our video tutorial for information.  Please note that we do not look at take home exams, unless we have the instructor's specific consent.

We strongly recommend that you schedule an appointment in advance, but if we are full, you may try walking in to the History Writing Center on the half hour (e.g. 10:30, 12:30, 1:30, etc.). We cannot guarantee that a tutor will be available, but we will do our best to accommodate you.

Please note that we prefer if you bring in a hard copy of your paper.  You can print your papers at the History Writing Center.

Handouts - These handouts cover topics on sentence structure and types of sentences.

    Primary and Secondary Sources

    Thesis Statements [Workshop Powerpoint]

    What Is A History Paper? [Workshop Powerpoint]

    Annotated Bibliographies

    Steps for Writing a History Paper

    Introductions and Conclusions



    Documenting Sources

    Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition, online)

    UCLA Special Collections



    Online Writing Lab at Purdue

    Ask About English, through the BBC "Learning English" site


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