5 Study Supplies Every Student Should Have
Success in your academic life relies on a few factors. It takes consistency, dedication and practice in order to ace all of your classes. There are lots of cute office supplies on the market but that doesn’t mean these items are designed with your success in mind. Sure a sparkly notebook with a unicorn on the cover is great, but if it doesn’t have internal pockets or enough pages, it can be more of a hassle than what it’s worth. You can combine style and function in ways that will help you study more efficiently and keep you on track. here are some items we suggest and why.
Swap notebooks for binders.
Binders have one major design advantage. They offer the flexibility to be customized. You can add or remove pages, insert class handouts, add pockets, dividers and anything else that helps to keep your organized. The options are limitless. You can have one for each class or one master binder for them all! There are lots of binder accessories that their notebook counterpart can never boast.
Trade scribbling in margins for ruled sticky notes
You don’t want to mark up your expensive text book, but you do want to make notes along side the pages that you study. Ruled sticky notes are the answer. Try standard sized, lined notes for clean and easy note taking. You can also get a larger pad equipped with tabs to help you reference important pages. You can even opt for tiny page markers and use a color coding system. Transparent notes allow you to make notes without altering the original document. The sky’s the limit and you’ll be able to sell back your expensive college textbooks mark free!
Swap your old highlighter for a Sharpie Clear View.
There’s nothing worse than over-highlighting text because you couldn’t see where your sentence was ending. Sharpie has officially solved this problem. Introducing the Clear View Highlighter! The tip features a see through panel so you can clearly see everything that will come into your path before your highlighter touches it. Your lines will end precisely where you want them to. Get the set. It’s all you’ll ever need.
Swap your phone calendar for a real planner.
Having alerts on your phone is great but having a dedicated calendar that’s just for school is the best bet. Planners help keep you focused and organized. Writing important information by hand also helps you to retain that information much better than using your phone. You can also use your planner to store important handouts, and phone numbers of classmates in your group projects. It’s a great way to have access to a visual timeline.
Invest in noise cancelling headphones for studying
We know using headphones for studying sounds weird but we live in a noisy world. It’s hard enough to wrap your head around difficult material without having to contend with ambient noise. Pick up a pair of noise cancelling headphones! You can use these with or without playing music so you can put your attention on your studies instead of on that random dude’s girlfriend drama.