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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Study Smart

If you saw Monday’s post, you’ll know that I’ve been reminiscing about my time at university. This time three years ago, I had just moved to the University of Surrey and was raring to go. I’ll admit, I’ve always been a bit of a geek, and I loved the idea of getting loads of new stationery and knuckling down to my studies. I’ll be honest with you, that didn’t last long. Once you get settled in, watching episode after episode of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars seems a lot more fun than studying Austen and Dickens. But seeing as studying is such an integral part of university – who knew? – I tried to make studying as interesting as possible. Now, as a graduate, I thought I would share some products with you to try and make studying at university as easy and enjoyable as possible for you.
The ultimate goal for me was to make my work as interesting before. Admittedly, it is a little hard to do for English Literature, but if you add a little colour everything looks better, right? When writing my revision notes, I’d use multiple coloured pens to differentiate between points, and to emphasise key ideas. These Smiggle scented gel pens would fit the bill perfectly. With thirty colours to choose from, you can make your work as colourful as can be. For me, it made my work more interesting to look at, and easier to pick out the important information.
Staying on top of everything was central to my degree. In hindsight, I worked best when I mapped my work in chronological order. These Colour Change markers would have been a great help. I could have written the task in one colour, and then when I had completed it, used the colour changing marker to change the colour. This would have made completing a task a little more interesting – plus they’re so fun to play around with.
Now everyone needs a little relaxation when it comes to study time, and personally I loved a little bit of colouring. These Smiggle pencils would have been amazing, with so many colours to choose from. I can’t wait to crack these out next time I get the opportunity to do a little more colouring.
My key piece of advice? Keep organised! It’s so much easier to keep on top of everything and actually get some work done if everything is in one place. This little satchel from Smiggle is the perfect place to keep all your stationery together. And in uni accommodation, organisation is needed.
So, that’s my few tips on how to keep studying interesting. I think that keeping my stationery fun definitely made doing work that little bit easier.
Do you have any tips for studying? Any fun stationery bits that I should check out?
Until next time,

*The items in this post were sent to me for review - thank you Smiggle and Small Man Media. All opinions are my own.

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