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Professor John H. Munro
Department of Economics
University of Toronto
150 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G7
Updated on 20 September 2013.
GENERAL GUIDES FOR WRITING ESSAYS IN LATE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN EUROPEAN ECONOMIC HISTORY: ECO 301Y (for the academic year 2013 - 2014)
Rules, Regulations, and General Aids for Writing Economic History Essays:
There is some overlap but no inconsistencies in the first three documents (from different sources)
- Instructions on Writing Term Essays.
- On the Use of Turnitin: for term essays in ECO 301Y.
- Rules and Regulations for Term Essays in ECO 301Y: in 2013 - 2014.
- Summary of the Most Important Regulations for Term Essays: in PDF.
- Memorandum from the College Writing Centres: on support offered for student writing assignments in the Faculty of Arts and Science
- Summary of requirements for the submission of the first term essays in ECO 301Y: html notice.
- 'From Your TA: Jessie Lamontagne's Advice on 'How To Write A Good Essay' : PDF file document only
- "Top 10 Mistakes When Writing a Research Paper": From Questia (on-line)
- Taking Notes for Your Term Essays: A Guide and a Model: the model note in this web document is in a linked PDF file.
- Journals on Line: chiefly via J-Store, University of Toronto Libraries. This web site provides links to almost all journals
in economic history, economics, and history that provide useful articles in economic history and related subjects. Journal articles should form an important component of the research for your term essays.
You may and should also use the journal articles in the course-reader package, for the A list topic that you have chosen. Articles downloaded from this site, or elsewhere from the internet, do count as
legitimate sources for your essay (since they have all been published in a regular paper format, as well).
- Term Essay Title Page: Template: in MS-Word. Also available in PDF format. You must use this as
the title page for all your term essays in this course.
- Components of the Essay Mark: Research, Analysis, Exposition. PDF file, which is also available in MS -WORD
- Grades on the Mid-Year Tests and Term Essays: How to Get An "A": (without bribes): PDF file, which is also available in MS Word .
- A Guide to Writing Better English: Common Faults in English Grammar and Syntax, in PDF format.
Also in MS Word; and in html format.
- The Academic Offence of Plagiarism: in html. Also available in in pdf format, somewhat
- How Not to Plagiarize: a web document created by Dr. Margaret Proctor, U of T
Coordinator, Writing Support, at the University of Toronto.
- Other Aids in Writing Economic History Essays: html web document.
Essay Topics in European Economic History: A General Guide in Choosing Topics and Writing Your Essay
- On the Importance of Writing Essays in Economic History: the difference between being taught (in high school) and learning (in a university). Please read --
and read with care.
- Master List of Essay Topics for Essays (A & B Lists) for ECO 301Y for 2013 - 2014: Read this document first, and read it carefully, before choosing an essay topic. For each topic,
I have provided a summary on the ongoing debates, specifying the issues that make these topics so important for studying European economic history. This guide will provide you with great assistance both
in choosing a topic and doing research for the chosen topic: indeed, it will help you to formulate the required thesis for your essay topic.
- ECO 301Y Essay Topics: First Term, Sept. - Dec. 2013 .
- ECO 301Y Fall Term (2013) Course Reader: Package of Readings for Eco. 303Y1 in the First Term, Sept. - Dec. 2013. This package will be available from Scholar House Productions
(100 Harbord Street). See the Notice Page, for further details.
- ECO 301Y Essay Topics: Second Term, Jan. - Apr. 2014 .
- ECO 301Y Winter Term (2012) Course Reader: Package of Readings for Eco. 301Y1 in the Second Term, January to March 2014: will be posted online by early January 2014.
This web document and the package of readings will be available in early to mid January 2014 from Scholar House Productions.
- Recommended Readings for A and B List Essays in ECO 301Y.
The Economic History of Later Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 1250 to 1750
BIBLIOGRAPHIES IN EUROPEAN ECONOMIC HISTORY
See also EH.Net [Economic History Network] Recommended list of
readings in European Economic History , prepared by Professor Timothy Guinanne of Yale University (for
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