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During this first stage of the tutorial you have explored myths about the discovery or invention of electricity. Now that you've reached the end of the tutorial, you should have learned about the following issues:

In learning about those subjects, you will also have developed a number of general skills.

These skills include:

These skills will be of particular use when it comes to researching and writing essays. Furthermore, these skills will help you with the next, more advanced stage of this tutorial, which builds on what you've learnt here by exploring a related set of myths about the first use of the word 'electricity'. In addition to learning about those myths, you will also get the opportunity to investigate a number of understudied subjects from the history of work on electricity. Exploring those subjects will be particularly useful if you looking for a topic on which to write an undergraduate dissertation.

Using the left-hand navigation menu, now try either:

  • 1 - "Just What is Electricity?" Stage (ii): Who Introduced Us to Electricity
  • 2 - "Illuminating the Uses of Electricity". Stage (i) Bulbs and Shades: Why and When?

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