History Writing Tutors

Our History Writing Tutor:

  • Adam Stone (Ph.D. Student)

The History Department's writing tutor is available to help undergraduate students improve their history writing skills.

The writing tutor can:

  • Help you to brainstorm ideas for papers and presentations.
  • Help you to polish the rough ideas you already have.
  • Help you to organize outlines and papers.
  • Help you refine a draft.
  • Help you create a strong historical argument.
  • Help to demystify the ways that historians talk about history.
  • Help you turn in the best paper you possibly can.

To give you the best help we can, we ask that you provide the following:

  • A copy of your assignment sheet.
  • Any brainstorm diagrams, rough work, or writing you have completed for the project.


Spring 2020 Drop-in Office Hours
Van Dyck Hall Room 101D

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9:30am - 1:30pm, 2:00 - 3:15pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 1:30pm
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 9:00am - 2:15pm


Helpful Links and Documents

1. Brainstorming and Generating Ideas 2. Verbs in Writing Assignments 3. The Blank Page
4. Final Checklist for Writing Essays 5. Writing a Thesis and Making an Argument 6. Organization
7. Commas 8. Passive and Active Voice 9. Paraphrases and Quotes
10. Source Identification 11. How to Read a Primary Source 12. How to Read a Secondary Source
13. Bibliographic Forms 14. Quoting Smoothly 15. Statement on Plagiarism