HISTORY 1000 — TAUGHT BY MR. CHRIS BAIRN, FALL 2013:
Do you ever feel overwhelmed when it comes to writing? Did you used to love to write, but assignments and grades made you dread facing the blinking cursor on the screen? Are you frustrated with trying to get the ideas from your head to the page? As if this wasn’t enough, you also have to deal with these things while still trying to meet the requirements and expectations of your professors. George Bernard Shaw famously said that the United States and England are two countries separated by a common language. The same often holds true for students and professors. Each discipline has its own requirements, forms and jargon that are often foreign to new students who have not yet learned the intricacies of a particular style
To address many of these issues facing students, the History Department developed HIST1000: Introduction to Historical Study, a one-credit-hour class that meets for five Saturdays in September and October. Its purpose is to teach the specifics of writing for history classes. Students learn how to approach historical writing, including research, citations and the various types of assignments history professors assign. Whether new to the requirements of college writing, or a transfer student unfamiliar with the formal writing process in history, this class can prepare you to meet and exceed expectations.
Direct any questions to Mr. Chris Bairn: firstname.lastname@example.org