Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Better Student: comprehensive collection of resources for students that covers a full range of topics, including:

  • participating in class
  • studying
  • reading skills
  • test taking

Resources are drawn from colleges and universities around the country.

Writing and Citing

The University of Iowa has a range of excellent writing guides for students that cover all the most important skills you will need to succeed in a college course. They are geared towards History students but will be helpful in most of the classes I teach, as well as many others you will take at Sewanee. Check them out, especially:

You can also find a wide range of writing guides at the duPont Library Research Skills page.

Students always need to cite more than they think they have to. See the Yale University Guide for When to Cite for tips on avoiding plagiarism and “showing your work.”

Finally, be sure to use The Writing Center to get an extra pair of eyes on your work — not just for beginners!

Reading Academic Texts

Struggling with the reading in our course? Check out these guides for how to tackle different kinds of reading:

Research Help

I encourage to reach out to me with specific questions about your research in my courses. For more general questions, these resources will be helpful for any research project you undertake.