09.27.2011 (Vietnam)

09.27.2011 (Vietnam) - 09/27/11 IntermediateWritingSeminar...

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09/27/11 Intermediate Writing Seminar What is history? Stories about the past that are intended to be true. It is not static; it is very fluid; constantly in dialogue and changing. It involves both science (evidence and data that are concrete and can be looked  at, as well as interpretation and arguments of information) and art (combining  fact and interpretation and making a compelling story/argument and writing it  well) What is the purpose of history? History intends to be explanative and it tells of why the world is the way it is;  explains the present, why we are who we are.     History is also prescriptive; though it does not repeat itself (each historical epoch  is individual and distinct to one another). What is the purpose of research? Rests on shared facts; rested on truths and divorced from feelings and beliefs. 
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course HISTORY 3296 taught by Professor Clemis during the Fall '11 term at Temple.

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