General studytips , Motivation

Since christmas is just around the corner I thought of making a short post recommending some things to buy as christmas gifts for someone loved.

These gifts are of course linked to studying, stationary and organization.

1. If you would like to give someone something very special for them to keep track of their days with, what could be better than a planner ? And that planner does not need to be one of those planners found in stores but rather a gift card at Personal Planner which allows them to design a planner themselves. Believe me, they will thank you forever !


2. If you do not want to give someone a gift card because that is way too ordinary but you still want something really special then DayCraft have recently started making planners with engraved names so you can basically gift them a high class planner with their name on it. (15% off discount code : DTDFDV49 )

3. If none of those above apply to you or you just simply do not want to gift a planner but you still want something that has to do with stationary then DayCraft offers very high class and quality notebooks without spirals. Some people do not favour spiral but this company has notebooks without the troublesome spiral and notebooks covered in Fine Italian PU.

4. If you would like to get your loved one something for them to keep organized there are folders, card pockets, envelope folders, iPad pockets, iPhone pockets, computer pockets, passport holders, and organizers in many different types that can be found on Daycraft under accessories. They make your stationary really organized and really high quality.

5. If you on the other hand would like to give away a notebook that has a spiral then you can personalize one at personal planner too. When personalizing it you decide both how the pages are going to look and how they are going to be divided up and the cover pages' design. how awsome ?!

The links to the products are : 

http://www.personal-planner.com/US/ and http://daycraft.co/en/ 

Those were all my tips for this time, and stay tuned because within this coming week a post about the companies Daycraft and Personal Planner are going to be uploaded. 

This post is in collaboration with Personal Planner and Daycraft.


/ StudySquad, dream study team.

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It has now been such a long while ago since this blog was updated and since school has started again I through of starting up this blog again. Thus, it will hopefully be updated at least once every two weeks or so.

Many of the DMs I get on instagram are from people wondering how to deal with stress. So, I decided to make this post about that topic.

School start is usually easy but a few weeks into school every single subject has a deadline or a test. This tends to be very stressful for many students and that's where the allnighters come into the picture. To start off, allnighters will not be able to give you that A, nor will they be able to give you straight A's in all your subjects. You will only ruin your body and brain by doing this everyday for a week before every test and deadine you have.

Instead, you can take 15-30 minutes everyday to revise your classnotes after school. This will not only make the information stick but it will also make you seem like a boss infront of your teacher during your next class because concepts are always linkeed in a way or another. Also, whenever your test is around the corner you will hopefully recognize the information when studying and you are then giving yourself time to link everything together to get the overall picture of the topic/-s.

Hope this works if you decide to try it out ! 

/StudySquad, dream study team 

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Summer studying might be one of the hardest thing to do for many, because there is the beach, and then your friends and then you really want to have fun too. However, this studying is crucial for many of us to be able to pass with excelent marks.

So here comes the real question, how does one manage to do it ?

Well. it is so that when it is lighter outside your brain can work effectively for a longer time than when it is dark outside. Thus take the chance and your books of course and go study outside. Go to a calm place and bring a blanket and sit on it with your books or go to a place that has a bench or even easier sit in your garden if your house has one.

Which ever one you decide to do, or even if you decide to sit and study inside open a window and sit so that the sun reaches your study place, not too much to distract though. And do not forget to take a short break in the sun and actually get some vitamin D.

Good luck !

//Dream study team, StudySquad

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Motivation

A mistake that many tend to do, including myself is that we don't dare to take breaks.
Breaks are important and I've also written this in previous a post but this can't be emphasized enough.
Our brains will not take in more if it is not given any breaks nor will it even take in anything. Because our brains need breaks to process what we learn. Thus, trying to squeeze everything into your brain will not help any.
Dare to treat yourself with some short snack/water/bathroom break because your brain will need those minutes to process what you've learnt.
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Preps , Motivation

Hello there !

Hope you’re all having a fantastic day so far. Thought that I would do small updates more often than doing larger ones like once a week. So, with that being written here we go.

One of today’s tips is to speak up what you have read. How to do this is that first you read a text, paragraph or passage and then you speak it out loudly or write it down. This will help your brain recall when in exam position.


PS. Another tip will be posted at 17:45 (UTC+1:00)

// StudySquad, dream study team


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A study conducted by Dr.Chuck Hillman shows that exercising 20 minutes before an exam can improve the person’s performance on the exam.

Many of us may not be able to go to the gym for 20 minutes before the exam, however a short walk can always be taken and it will improve the performance on the exam.

// StudySquad, dream study team


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Preps , Motivation

I’m trying to update as much as I can because this is the exam period and a lot of people need the motivation, together with some tips to continue their studies and score high on the exams.

So, some might have been way too stressed about a specific subject that they have focused on and left out other subjects and they might not have enough time to make perfect notes to study, but that does not mean that you still can’t make notes to study.

This is the time when you get out your book and a notebook for scratch notes. Read each paragraph in your book and try to recall what you’ve read and that is most likely the important part of the paragraph and then you write that down in your notebook. This is only scratch because your notes will probably not be that pretty because you have limited amount of time to do the notes, but remember that you can always go back and rewrite them when you get some time.

PS. at 17:45 a new post about exam prep will be published, stay tuned

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Today you should make a small to do list that fits your abilities with at least 3 things on.


  • Make a sandwich or get a fruit o get someting to eat
  • Make tea/coffe and get a glass of water
  • Put all of the above on a tray
  • Collect the things needed to do what’s on your checklist
  • Sit down and study for 25 mins intervals with 5 mins break between them
  • After finishing at least 2 of your things go for a small walk/power walk/run
  • Come back and finish off your last things


I dare you to do this today and share your achievements.

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Hey Guys !!

I’ve recognized that no matter the amount of posts I do, or if I even post or not I always have 20 ish people that check the blog everyday to look for new updates. I want to give a huge thanks (!!!!) to those people because you motivate me so much to continue doing this.


This post is going to be about finals since many ‘studying for finals’ posts have been asked for.


The first thing you need to do to boost your motivation up is to remind yourself of your goal, remind yourself of how much you want to be able to tell people your results if asked because no one wants to be that one person that did bad and is just trying to get around the question. Look at some pictures with quotes, look at some inspiring posts from people of your dream career, and last but not least remember that you will have to start now in order to get what you want. You need to strive high now! And remember that if people have done it before you, You can do it too. Because I am one of those many people that believe in your abilities !!


Second of all you need to get to know yourself. By now you might have realized that you obtain information in some way better than another. It can be rewriting notes, using colours, doing powerpoint slides and practicing as if it is a presentation, making bullet point notes, highlighting, using post-it notes or just simply reading the information or some other way. But used this way and try to get to know how you study the best, because this is the method you will have to use when you are studying for the finals.


Then, if you still have no inspiration or motivation to study still, go look at pictures of peoples’ notes, their studying environment, this is actually a pretty inspiring thing to do and I myself do it all the time and then remember that I need to study too in order to be able to take pretty pictures like them.

But if you do not like sitting at home in the sofa, go for a 20ish minute run/power walk and trust me this will give you a lot of energy that could be used for studying.

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Hey Guys !

Planning your time could be the key to success. If you know what you need to do and get it done in time you can avoid cramming the night before the exam and Ace that exam, because you'll know everything about the subject before the time when you need it.

The easiest way to keep track of what you have to do and your exams etc is to have a good planner. A planner that helps you keep track of your exams, and what you need to get done each and every week.

Personally I'm not a huge fan of planners because they only come in some specific designs. When and even if you finally find that one planner that looks good the inside of it will probably not be like you imagined it, or like you would want it to be in order for you to be able to plan your events, exams and homeworks.

However, if you're one of those people that can not keep track of your work without it being writted down somewhere so that you can remember it this is hard. So how do you possibly keep track of your work at the same time as you want to have a pretty calendar ??

So here is my recommendation on where to get a good planner that fits your style and taste :

HERE !!!!!

More on how to use the website and the benefits of it will be posted soon.

/StudySquad, dream study team

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