My Study Essentials

I thought it would be fitting to write a post about my study essentials while I’m actually studying for my midterm exams! My last one is tomorrow, and I’m spending today studying for it! The following list of my study essentials is in no particular order!



My laptop is totally essential for when I study. Although it can be quite a distraction, I use it for Spotify and to review lecture slides from my classes. Sometimes I have to just switch it off and put it to the side when I start to procrastinate.



Most important material for studying are my notes! I take notes (as pictured) based off the lectures and the slides that my teacher uploads. I try to keep my notes as organized and straight-forward as possible because doing so makes it so much easier when it comes time to review and get ready for exams.


I make short pointers / big concept notes using my 0.38mm Muji pens. I try to keep as many coloured pens on hand for when I need to just add a little colour to my boring notes!


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Mildliner highlighters are heavenly! I highly recommend buying them, if you haven’t done so yet. I’ve had them for more than a year now, and I use them regularly, and not one of them has lost all its ink yet. They’re absolutely fabulous. I highlight key terms and their definitions in my notes, so I can remember to pay close attention to them (since these terms are almost always on my exams).

Sticky notes

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Sticky notes are imperative for when I forget to write something in my notes. I don’t like whiting-out my writing because it creates such a mess, and ruins the aesthetic of the notes, so I just take a sticky note, write down the point I missed from the lecture slides, and stick it right onto my notes. Doing so keeps things clean, colourful and easy on the eyes.

Hope you enjoyed reading this post! What are some things you just can’t live without when studying?

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Hi there, I'm El! I am currently in university studying history and criminology. I absolutely love coffee, photography, blogging, hiking, and reading. I take a lot of pride in ensuring my blog is of high quality and that the content is something that people will genuinely enjoy reading. Please leave a comment on any one of my posts, I truly appreciate it!

33 thoughts on “My Study Essentials”

  1. Sticky notes and highlighters are absolute essentials for studying. I also like to have some snacks nearby too to help kee energy levels up. Good luck! xx

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  2. You’re goals – smarty pants. 🤓 I love these pictures! Good job man! And honestly if I don’t have a good pen to write with, I don’t enjoy studying. Sounds weird, but it’s true. Besides that I always need to have google in handy so I can search up stuff I don’t understand – cause if I don’t do that right away – it drives my insane. Can’t wait to hardcore study again in February! 🤦🏻‍♀️

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    1. I thought you liked studying brooooo!! February is going to be a whole load of fun for ya, isn’t it?! You’ll get used to studying eventually!
      Can’t wait to come and visit though in the summer! Aussie is SOOO pretty 😍

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      1. I do like studying… sometimes. But I also enjoy doing nothing, and after a 6 month break it’s gonna be hard to transition back into that studying mode. But yah I am excited! 😁

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  3. I think my only true essential back when I was at university was my laptop. And coffee. Loads and loads of coffee but that was it! I never really wrote notes also I now know I should have! xx corinne


  4. I’m really into having a bullet journal recently and I feel once you have a nice and easy layout to maintain, that definitely helps in studying to get organised! Also like you said, highlighters and coloured pens are a must!
    Marie x

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