Designed to accompany students throughout the whole of their English degree, this is a one-stop reference for all the information they need, both on their subject and on the best way to go about studying it. Combining a concise glossary of critical terms and theories, a guide to literary theorists, and a study skills guide in one, the companion is written with a real awareness of the needs of students today, and blends academic rigour with essential practical information. The book is split into 5 main sections: A study guide takes the student through reading a text, preparing for courses, getting the most out of seminars and lectures, making presentations, finding and using secondary material, writing essays, and taking exams. Section 2 provides a guide to the use of electronic media - offering advice on finding information online, downloading texts and criticism, joining web and email discussion groups, and using online bibliographies. Section 3 is an introduction to literary theories and approaches. There is also a glossary of terms and a bibliographical section containing critical profiles of the key modern theorists.