To pick up on the nature of history at advanced level, see:
- ‘What is history?’, in Mark Donnelly and Claire Norton, Doing History (London: Routledge, 2011), 1-18
- Seán Lang, ‘The first-year experience’, in History Skills: A student’s handbook, Mary Abbott, 2nd ed. (London: Routledge, 2009), 1-16
On what lectures at university are and are not, please see:
- ‘How to get the most out of lectures’ in Geraldine Price and Pat Maier, Effective Study Skills (Harlow : Pearson Prentice Hall , 2007), 101-125.
For taking notes in lectures, see
- Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer, ‘The pen is mightier than the keyboard: Advantages of longhand over laptop note taking’, Psychological Science 25 (2014), 1159-68.
- Cindi May, ‘A learning secret: Don’t take notes with a laptop’, Scientific American, 3 June 2014, http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-learning-secret-don’t-take-notes-with-a-laptop/ accessed 22 September 2014
For study skills more generally, see:
- Kathleen McMillan and Jonathan Weyers, The Smarter Student: Skills and strategies for success at university (Harlow: Pearson Education, 2006), 98-114 (Parts A & B of this book may also be of interest)