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Study & Productivity Tips | Sitting Pretty & Productive: Part 1

One of my followers recently asked for tips and talks for success in & out of school, especially for studying.

Never the type to go back on my word, she asked and I’m here to deliver!

November 2016 marked the end of my student life, when I graduated from UWE Bristol, located in the South-West of England. I did a Master’s degree, but the great news about  many of the habits and must-haves I implemented while studying, is that they work whether you’re a high school/secondary school student, just kicking off a Bachelor’s degree, or even doing an online course! These adorable products below come from Hollar*, an online store I’ve recently discovered for affordable and adorable (a combo that just can’t be bit!). They’ve got office and stationery items for as little as $0.75 and $1! (Click the photos for more).

(Part 1) These Are A Few of My Favourite Things when I Study: 

1. For note-taking

Remember my post about taking a digital detox and reading paper books & magazines (instead of e-books) from time to time? The study done by University of Washington professor of educational psychology found that children were more likely to retain information they wrote with the ‘old school’ pen/pencil and paper than those who typed. Those who wrote on paper wrote faster and remembered more.

Note-taking no matter where you are

My first tip is to keep a mini notebook with you, pretty much everywhere you go. I know what you’re thinking, “I’ll use my phone”, but hear me out. Honestly, there are some things a notes app can’t do.

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Let’s just say you’ve got a visual of something in your mind that you want to add to a class project (these things have randomly happened to me while on the bus on the way to uni?). You can’t explain it but you can see it in your mind and want to capture that idea really quickly so you don’t forget.

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2. For remembering key points & key information

Sticky-notes saavy

My second must-have is a sticky note set. Traditionally, for studying and taking notes in class, I’d always kept a set of Post-It brand sticky notes (personally always loved the neon orange ones!).

Since brands started making sticky-note sets, I find myself looking forward to my study, note taking or writing sessions more than ever. Why? Let’s face it, after a few hours, studying gets old. You yearn for distractions. When your pages are pretty though (speaking for myself and friends that have co-signed), that changes the game entirely.

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In this quick video, I show you fully how I used these simple items as a regular part of my study routine (and still do as a blogger!). They made studying less of a ‘chore’, essay-writing more of a breeze and blog posts even more seamless to write!

Let’s chat, what’s one thing you find or found challenging with studying as a student? Share with me below!

I hope you’ve found these study and productivity tips helpful! Share them with your bestie, study partner or someone you know that may find classes or studies challenging.

Be sure to check out the Part 2 of my Study & Productivity Tips for more great advice, in the classroom & beyond!

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