Stationery Supplies That Every Student Should Have

It’s a lot of fun to stock up on all your favorite school supplies right before heading off to college. Getting a new pencil case is like starting over. But apart from the basic necessities, what else will you need for university? You could easily go overboard and buy everything in the office supply store. So, here is our guide to the stationery you’ll need for university that won’t put a dent in your bank account.

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Stationery Organizer

A desk is as essential as a backpack for a student in school. Many students use stationery organizers to keep their most-used pens, pencils, and notebooks in one convenient location. This not only helps keep your desk neat and tidy, but it also adds a splash of color and texture.

Sticky Notes

Sticky notes are an essential study tool, right alongside flashcards. All you have to do is jot down a few key points on a piece of paper and tack it to your notebook or desk. The variety of these notes is intriguing; you can find personalized post-its and get them in different colors, sizes, and even translucence. Sticky notes can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including but not limited to the organization of study materials, the creation of study objectives, the reminder of important dates, and so on.

Erasable Pens

We’ll be the first to say that erasable pens are undervalued and should be on every college student’s list of things to bring. When taking notes with a regular pen, you have to worry about making random mistakes and your work looking unprofessional. If you aren’t a stickler for details, this probably won’t bother you, but many people appreciate the ability to edit their notes without having to cross out every single mistake.


Having flashcards to study from is a great stationary item that will help you retain the information you study. To a large extent, flashcards rely on the Leitner system and evenly spaced repetitions. To use this method, you create flashcards with questions (typically multiple-choice) on one side and answers on the other and then review them at regular intervals. If you’re looking for additional flashcard tutorials, check out some tutorial videos.

Ball Pens

Writing instruments such as pens and pencils are indispensable for taking notes. You can use red, blue, or black pens to take notes at the fair. Make your notes stand out by using different-colored pens. Use a red pen for questions or headings, a black pen for key points, and a blue pen for rough drafts and general answers. Using a different colored pen for each purpose not only helps you stay more organized but also aids in memorization.


Once again, highlighters are an essential piece of school equipment. Use a highlighter to draw attention to key passages that are important for your exams or ideas in your textbook or class notes. The reader is prompted to focus on what is most important to them and then given a useful tool for reviewing those sections later. Highlighters come in a wide variety of colors, each of which may be used for a specific task.


You might already have a plethora of notebooks devoted to various topics. You should have two notebooks: one for taking notes in class and another for making notes on your own. These days, if you have a laptop and access to the internet, you can use a note-taking application, which is ideal for taking notes and organizing your work into manageable tasks. The onus is now on you to determine which method best suits your needs and abilities.

Small Whiteboard

A whiteboard is an essential school supply for any serious student. You can use a whiteboard for anything from rough math problem solving to creating a time management or study plan to developing a strategy for taking tests. A whiteboard is useful not only for students but for anyone who does any sort of planning before getting down to business.

Clip-On Light

As a matter of fact, it’s bad for your eyes to work in a dimly lit room or at night. You should check out a clip-on, rechargeable light that can be attached to your work surface or study desk for convenient illumination. You’ll be able to study or work in greater comfort with this light’s narrow focus.

It’s time to sum up! We hope you’ve found this information useful for your upcoming school year. If you are planning to do some window shopping in the coming weeks, bookmark this page in case you need to refer back to this article.

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