College Study Essentials - Honestly Hannah

College Study Essentials


I recently did a post all about my college study tips, and I talked all about the most effective ways (that I've found) to study for college exams. Today's post is slightly piggybacking off of that post, as today I'm going to be talking about my college study essentials. Studying is a complete must in college, and you really can't get by without doing it. I'm going to be talking about all the things that I like to take with me to the library, or just have with me wherever I'm studying that day!


Pens, pencils, highlighters

Obviously, you'll need to have all your writing utensils handy when studying. I love to have all different colored pens and highlighters to mark up my notes and make everything more clear. I love these pens and these highlighters because they have all my favorite colors, and I can use them in my planner too!

Post-It Notes

I honestly live for post-it notes! I always use them to organize my notes and mark important pages in my textbooks. You can get so many fun colors, and all different shapes to make it studying a little less boring. 

Planner and any to-do lists 

I use my planner every single day. I swear I would be so disorganized without it. If I know I need to study, I like to bring my planner or have it nearby just to make sure I don't forget about anything. Without my planner I would be absolutely lost when it comes to school! 


Course materials

I know this is an obvious one, but I can't even tell you how many times I've gone to study, and then realized that I didn't even have all my stuff with me. If you're not sure if you'll need something, just bring it. There's nothing worse than being at the library and realizing that you just don't have everything that you need. Collect any books, notes, handouts, etc., that you think you might need while studying.



I'm definitely an advocate for flashcards. Even if you don't think you'll need them, I would definitely recommend bringing some flashcards along with you for your study session. You never know when they'll come in handy!


Laptop and earphones

My laptop pretty much comes everywhere with me. I like to type out my handwritten notes to create study guides and use those to prepare for a test. It's always helpful to have your laptop with your when you're studying even if you aren't planning on typing anything out. Also, you should keep a pair of earphones with you. I personally don't usually listen to music when I study because it distracts me, but if it ends up getting a bit loud where I'm studying, I'll either just put them in to block out the sound or play some music that doesn't have any words!


Water bottle 

I'm completely obsessed with these water bottles, because they actually keep beverages cold for up to 12 hours. I'm not a fan of room temperature water, so I always like to take this bottle with me so I have cold water to drink while studying! You can actually put hot drinks in the bottle as well, if you wanted to take coffee or something. 



I feel like I need chapstick with me everywhere I go, so of course I need it with me when I'm studying too! I love this one because it keeps my lips moisturized for a long time and I don't have to keep putting it on.

Hair scrunchy

I actually prefer hair scrunchies to hair elastics because they much more gentle on your hair. I always take one of these scrunchies with me when I'm studying so I can tie my hair back since it always seems to be in the way!

Cozy socks

Especially if I'm studying in my room, you can usually find me wearing a pair of fuzzy socks. It's definitely important to be comfortable when studying. Target has so many options for fuzzy socks, but you can literally find them anywhere. At Target, they even have these knee high fuzzy socks! Can you say amazing?!

Hand lotion

I'm always weird about my hands, and I absolutely HATE when they feel dry. Sometimes when your doing a lot of typing or writing it's nice to just put on some hand lotion every once in a while. I love to keep this one with my because it's nice and compact and smells amazing!


Stress Relief Hand Sanitizer 

I have to admit, since coming to college, I've become a bit of a germaphobe. I feel like everyone is always coughing and blowing their nose, and it just grosses me out to be honest. This is why I'm basically always using hand sanitizer, and I absolutely LOVE this one because it's supposed to help with relieving stress. Studying can be a stressful activity sometimes. I love to fresh smell of this stuff and it's the perfect size to keep with you on the go! 

Healthy snacks!

I hate trying to study when I'm feeling hungry, so I always make sure to bring some healthy snack along with me. I say "healthy snacks" because I like to make sure I have a lot of energy and don't completely crash when I'm studying for a big test. I love these breakfast bars and this trail mix!


What are some of your study essentials?

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  1. These were definitely all essentials for me!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  2. Absolute yes to these essentials! Brings a lot of memories! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  3. So I guess I'm not the only college student obsessed with fuzzy socks. I own more fuzzy then, I do regular. I love all of these college essentials by the way!


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