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General Tips & Advice

Time management, dealing with procrastination, getting the most from your library... just a few of the questions we'll deal with here.

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 Freebook 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.

 

Engaging with your reading list

When you approach reading it is wise to think about why you are doing it. 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 simply reading to learn more?

Essential tips for your first presentation

You’ll 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.

Study Skills Interactive 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.

 

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.

Meet up with F.R.I.E.N.D.S during office hours

Do you have a plan for office hours? You may not even have a "pla". That's where we come in...

 

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.