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Bullet Journal is universal, and among other things, it can really help to organize your study habits (oh if only I knew about this system when I was a student!).
I’ve gathered here some Bullet Journal ideas for students, so unlike me, you get to try these techniques and have a more productive and well-organized school life.
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Creating a school Bullet Journal can be really beneficial for both your studies and your general school life.
Whether you’re a school or college student you these study Bullet Journal pages will be beneficial.
Just remember not to overdo it. You might need some of them but probably not them all.
You might actually not need any of these, but it’s a great place to start and get inspired to create the pages you actually do need. Think of what you need help with and go from there.
I also wanted to leave you with something special, so be sure to scroll until the end for some freebies.
Bullet Journal Page Ideas For Students
We have here 17 pages (with examples) that should help you to organize your studies, school work and prepare for the new school year.
And if you’ll want to go more decorative with your pages, check my post with stationery doodles – those always have place on Bullet Journal pages for school.
If you’re not yet too convinced of using your Bullet Journal for school (or maybe starting a completely new study journal) check my post Why Use Your Bullet Journal For School and learn all the way it can benefit you.
Before we get into all the study pages, you probably will need a packing page, especially if you’re off to college.
You really don’t want to take too much to forget some of the things you might need later. So be sure to create a packing list and sleep safely knowing all is in order.
This of course can also be a great page idea for travel Bullet Journal.
Start your study journal from a semester log – a school take on a future log.
Add the months for your semester, pretty much like you would when creating a future log, and leave the space under each one to write all the deadlines, assignments, and so on.
Having a bird’ eye view of your semester will definitely help you stay organize and not miss any important deadlines.
To make it all easier to understand visually, having a color-coding system can be pretty beneficial.
Since you need to write down your classes schedule anyways, why not do it in your Bullet Journal?
Besides, I’m a firm believer that writing things down, especially in a pretty way (yes I’m a girly girl sometimes, but you know it’s true!) makes it more pleasant to follow with the plan or schedule.
Especially when you’re in college it’s important to keep track of what courses you’re taking and what you have to take to graduate according to plan.
I also really like the idea of using sticky notes for information that changes during the year, like your grades.
As my study years taught me, the key to successful studying is being accountable and track your progress. Without that, you really never know how far you’ve gone and if you are going fast enough.
There are many options for study trackers – you can track how many days you study, or how many hours a day. Choose the best way for you!
I personally have a limited amount of hours to study (I’m not a student anymore, but I love to keep learning just for myself), so I only need to track that I remember to do it every day.
This tracker would work perfectly for me!
And I really love that scale effect for this tracker – on the theme and looks really cool.
This one is great for more on-point studying.
There is a box for each day and you mark whether you study the entire chapter, half a chapter, or non at all.
Here I really like the correlation between sleep and study. Sleep really is the key to feeling better, being productive, and of course learning more. You can learn more in my blog post on the benefits of tracking your sleep.
So it’s pretty beneficial to be able to see those two trackers together.
You want to be sure you’re completely ready and have everything prepared for the new year. So be sure to create a list of all the supplies you need, all the books.
This will also help you to budget better.
Make it all business, or create a fun doodly one.
Speaking of preparing for the new semester of school – it could be very useful to make a list of everything you have to do for that big moment.
Supplies, your study journal setup, any beauty procedures you need to do, plus all the important school things – course registrations, figure out where are the new classes going to be.
Sometimes studying can be very hard and it becomes close to impossible to push yourself to keep up. I know.
So, why not using your Bullet Journal to stay motivated?
Make a spread about why you study and what it will help you to achieve. Or (as I was doing in my student years) just think of all the great things you’ll be doing once the pressure is off and sweet sweet vacation time begins!
Love this list and it reminds me how important it is to have a happy place to study.
A clean and organized study space can really help you to get in the mood and study better.
Love the idea of having lots of fun planned for after the exam times!
A good tip to make studying more fun and also help you to learn your lessons better is to create beautiful study notes! My first study notes were a mish-mash of ununderstandable scribbles, so in the end, it was kind of a wasted time, to be honest.
But as I continued making them, I also learned that if you spend extra time rewriting it all in an organized fashion – you’ll be able to remember it all better, and have a great info sheet to return to when you need to review the materials.
And speaking of notes, if you take a lot of them you’ll probably want for them to look cute and easy to read. If that’s something you’re struggling with – be sure to check my post 9 Easy Tricks To Improve Your Handwriting.
Lately, my favorite way to take notes has been sketchnoting – it’s a visual way of note-taking and I really can’t recommend it enough.
Meanwhile, I also want to leave here a few ideas on how you can enhance your notes:
Planning is a key to success in pretty much everything.
Try to plan your studies as well. Allocate special days to studying certain subjects.
Or you can even go further and create a detailed daily study schedule.
Simply think which one of these would work best for you. Or better yet – try it both ways, this is always the best way to figure out your own style.
Assignment calendar (like the one below) is a GREAT way to always know what assignments are due and when.
That way you have enough time to prepare in advance and not pull all-nighters the last few days before (yes yes student Masha I’m looking at you!).
It also helps you to always keep in mind looming deadlines and change your study schedule accordingly.
I know when I started college attendance became a bit of an issue. I didn’t track it and with the sudden freedom I got, I must say I probably did miss more classes than I should’ve.
The good thing – in Russia attendance doesn’t really matter that much, but I know in other countries you have to visit a certain amount of class to be able to qualify for taking the exams and passing.
So before the freedom of adult life hits you, be sure you have a way to track your attendance so you don’t get in trouble later on.
Exams sound sooo scary, don’t they? And that’s usually the main reason why we start studying so late.
Ok well, I’m not talking about everyone, I guess I mean mostly myself haha.
But a good start is to make a prep spread like this.
Credit: @study.duooThis will be your first step and it’ll definitely help you to concentrate and follow through with the study.
One of the advice is this spread is to stock up on your favorite stationery. Totally legit!
Staying productive during the school year is very important! And these days there are just way too many distractions and productivity killers.
I recommend using a productivity tracker to stay on track and rock those study goals.
In case this page looks a bit too complicated and unclear – worry not!
She has a video explaining to all in just 4 minutes and I embedded it below.
Of course, you must have a spread with your exam schedule. So let’s make a fun one!
I absolutely adore this idea, where you color one more number with each passed exam. It’s definitely an extra satisfaction to color them out, as well as a motivation to see you have fewer and fewer exams to worry about.
I like that the header here is “how many exams until freedom”. I think it’s kind of fun and it’s always a good idea to add a bit more fun to the studying process.
I also like the old school study vibe from drawing lines inside the numbers.
Can’t but love this spread, especially because it has my favorite Zebra Mildliners which are so very perfect for notetaking.
As I remember my school years, finances were always a bit tight and I had to be pretty picky about how I spent my money.
The best way to get the most out of your money and don’t overspend is of course e by tracking your expenses and regulating them accordingly.
While doing so you’ll be able to see interesting patterns in your spending and adjust them so you end up saving up more and not wasting money on some completely unnecessary things.
If you want to learn more about finances (which is of course very important if you’re going off to college for example) you can check my post on managing your finances with a Bullet Journal.
Study Loans Tracker
When you’re a college student paying off your student loans is definitely something that is always at the back of the month. And it’s never too early to start thinking about that.
Here is an awesome, simple, and functional page that can help you to get on with it right away.
These are some of the study-related spread ideas I found. Did I miss something? Let me know in the comments what other spreads do you use!
Remember I promised a little something for you? Well, here it is!
I designed a few pages to help you try out using your journal for studies and see if this is something helpful for you.
Check out the free printable we have in our Resources Vault!
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