On my recent trip to India (read about my thoughts on it here 😉 ), I got myself some new stationery, as you do when you are starting a new academic year back at school. I don’t know about you but I feel like you can never have too much stationery… and besides, we only visit India every so often so I may as well take advantage of it, right?!
There’s an over-saturated photo of some of my purchases. No, I haven’t figured out how to take decent flat-lays yet. Or edit properly, for that matter.
Anyhow, I got hold of a conveniently sized small pencil case, which I use to store my most important stationery. I really like it – it’s simple, cute and handy and all I need to carry my essentials.
I also bought some brush-tip pens, not because I am in any way artistically inclined but because I’ve lately been seeing all sorts of beautiful and incredible calligraphy and notes all over Instagram and Pinterest which made me decide to spice up my own notes a little bit to make them more look a little bit more fun. I can never resist fine-liners either so I decided to get those too to transform my usually dull black-and-white work to look more exciting and aesthetically pleasing. Below are some photos of my Physics and Economics notes that I made using these pens.
All in all, I think they’re of a decent quality for the price. They are definitely not of the same standard as those artsy pens bullet journal Instagram accounts use, but that wasn’t what I was looking for because as I have established, I am the least artistic person to exist in this world. They suit me and my purpose just fine and the colours are very vivid, which is enough for me. The only issue I have with the fine-liners is that they are incredibly inky so you can’t put too much pressure on them otherwise you end up with a bit of an inky mess. However the brush tip pens I found to be fantastic – quick-drying and efficient.
And I genuinely find that making colourful notes when revising helps the information to settle in my brain because I pay more attention to what I am writing whereas I have a tendency to write without really thinking when making normal ‘revision notes’. Another thing that’s useful is that I can visualise the different pages containing the different topics when answering questions so I find it easier to recall keywords and concepts.
Do you have any tips for effective study? Please do share them in the comments!
I also thought I should mention that I reached 100 likes on this blog last week which is an amazing achievement so thank you all!