What We Do

The History Mentoring Service is a program run by the History Department and designed to provide writing assistance to History majors, minors, and students currently enrolled in HIST 3903: Thinking and Writing as a Historian. Its director is available to read drafts of history papers, offer suggestions on how to improve structure, presentation, and logic, or simply to answer questions and offer feedback about projects in whatever stage they may be. Our ultimate goal is to provide students with a friendly and helpful resource when it comes to writing a history paper.

How to Use the Service

Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis during regularly scheduled walk-in hours. No appointment is necessary. Students may also feel free to contact the director via email to schedule an individual appointment.

Helpful Links

Guide to Reading, Writing, and Researching for History (Bowdoin College)

Tips for Writing History Papers (Cornell University)

A Brief Guide to Writing the History Paper (Harvard University)

A Guide to Writing History Papers (Hamilton College)

A General Research and Citation Guide (Purdue University)