I've spent most of my academic career (high school, undergrad, and masters) producing history essays and over the years, I've learned a lot.
In this post, I will share a few tips that I've used to generate successful history papers! The crux of a history essay is establishing an argument and being able to generate a convincing case using reliable published evidence.
Throughout the film, Bill and Ted collect famous figures, such as Abraham Lincoln, and together with these historical figures, they're able pass their history final.
Unfortunately, time travel is not a viable option for history students.
Writing your family history so people will want to read it is not all that difficult.
You can write a completely factual account of your family, fully documented, yet as readable as a novel.
Now you can write a compelling family history, too.
Sharon De Bartolo Carmack is a Certified Genealogist, executive editor of Family Tree Books (formerly Betterway Books), contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine, and the author of eight books, including A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors.
Make documents work for the story, so they become powerful openings, middles, or endings. In writing narrative, some facts might not conveniently work themselves into the story. Part One is the readable narrative family history; Part Two is the reference section of genealogical reports or summaries with all the bare bones facts.
So that's the secret to writing a compelling family history: crafting your facts into a nonfiction narrative, using fiction techniques.