General Tips & Advice

These resources offer students the tips and advice they need to succeed in class, in exams and their coursework. Covering time management, dealing with procrastination, getting the most from the library... just a few of the questions we'll deal with here.

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What is Plagiarism?

No doubt, you’ve been hearing about plagiarism from day one of your course. And you know that it’s bad. Doing it will get you in a lot of trouble if you get found out. And with all the tools available to your lecturers, you will get found out. But what is it? Is it just pretending that someone else’s work is your own, or copying chunks of your friend’s essay?

How Reading Will Help Your Writing and Add Pleasure to Your Life

In this blog, Roslyn Petelin, author of How Writing Works, explains how reading can help you devleop stronger writing skills.

How to Improve Your Time Management Skills

This snapshot aims to equip you with the skills to master time management, and to enable you to enjoy your time as a student, not struggle under the stress of your workload. Mastering your time management skills now won’t just help you while you’re a student. They will be essential in the workplace too, no matter what field you choose to work in.

The Best Lesson I Learned

In this ongoing series, Taylor & Francis authors share the most important lessons they learned in their student days.

Discover Taylor & Francis eTextbooks

Reading and learning is now easier than ever before. Whether you’re a visual, auditory, reading/writing or kinesthetic learner, Taylor & Francis eTextbooks (aka digital textbooks) have something for you! Through a dynamic learning experience, our interactive features can help keep you engaged to understand and retain the content better, which ultimately leads you to greater success.

5 Tips for Improving your Digital Etiquette

With so many courses going online, it is important for students, new and existing, to be aware of basic digital etiquette or ‘netiquette’ in order to meet the expectations of a virtual classroom. This quick netiquette guide for online courses will help you make the most of your learning and improve your virtual interactions.

Why should you read your textbooks?

It can be easy to ignore your course reading, to 'forget' to do it and to trust that all you need to know will be discussed in class. But there are many good reasons to take the time to do the assigned reading. Click on the crosses below to find out more.

Thriving at University as a Dyslexic Student

This chapter sampler brings together chapters from across our range of books, helping you to fully understand dyslexia, and provides you with guidance for how to thrive at university as a dyslexic student.

 

How to Read a Textbook

Consider why you are reading the assigned material before proceeding. Are you studying a topic for the first time, preparing for a seminar or lecture? Or are you reading for an essay or research paper? Are you just reading to learn more?

Essential tips for your first presentation

You will likely have to give at least one presentation over the course of your university career, and it's something that can make even the most confident person nervous.This article will help you improve your presentation skills so that you can be ready for the next one that comes up.

15 ways to improve your time management skills

It has been proven that better time management skills make you more productive, less stressed and better able to achieve your goals and objectives. Sound good? Here are 15 ways to become better at managing your time.

Conquering Procrastination

Procrastination is often misunderstood as laziness, which it isn’t. Often procrastination comes from a place of anxiety, an underlying belief that we won’t be able to do a task successfully or as well as we would like; that we will let people down or not be ‘good enough’. We put off doing something until we can’t avoid it any more.

Do's and Don'ts of Attending Office Hours

There are academic and professional benefits to attending your professors’ office hours. If you are looking for effective strategies to succeed, connecting with your professors (who are invested in your academic career!) is a great place to start.

8 strategies to help students relax during midterms

College will be fun, they said. You will learn so much, they said. What they forgot to mention was about halfway through the semester the number of assignments, readings, projects and cups of coffee increases while the sparkly, magical feeling from the first week of school decreases. Your pens, your planner, and your brain are tired. It’s time to take a break.

Study Tips - Infographic

Want to improve your study skills? Our interactive infographic provides hints and tips to help you. Simply click one of the images to get started.