Study Skills

Study Guide Portals

Skills4Study (Palgrave Macmillan)
This website offers a wide range of practical, no-nonsense yet innovative books to support students in their studies - whatever the discipline, level or need. It aims to help students acquire generic study skills such as essay writing, critical thinking and research skills. It also gives guidance on how to gain skills in specific subject areas such as history, romantic poetry, linguistics and economics. (information from website) One finds here excerpts from handbooks published by Palgrave Macmillan or articles written by contributors to these handbooks. 




Study Guides and Strategies is researched, authored, maintained and supported by Joe Landsberger as an international learner-centric, educational public service. (information from website) Less university-specific than Skills4Study, the website offers a large collection of information on time management, learning strategies, reading skills, essay writing, etc. 




Academic Writing


Advice on Academic Writing (University of Toronto)

The advice files listed here by category answer the kinds of questions that University of Toronto students ask about their written assignments. Most were created by writing instructors here—people who are familiar with U of T expectations. But you will also find links to good advice from other institutions under Further Resources.

"How to Write Clearly," an EU Commission booklet based on The Oxford Guide to Plain English (2010)Robert Clark. The English Style Book. A Guide to the Writing of Scholarly English. The Literary Dictionary Company. 2004




Note Taking

The "Cornell Note-taking System" is explained at Wikipedia and here.



Research and Documentation

Diana Hacker is a publisher of handbooks for students. The resources for research collected here are somewhat limited; however, this site has a
useful glossary of research terms and tips for evaluating online sources; the style manuals are as well neglible.