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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.



We strongly recommend that you schedule an appointment in advance, but we also have drop-in appointments.  Appointments can be scheduled online.  For the 2022-23 Academic year, 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.


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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