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u/chicklet2011 · 19 pointsr/LawSchool

I'm linking my favorite products!


Warning: if you hand write, you're going to be writing A LOT. I feel like I learn better when I do my class notes by hand, but I do have a hard time keeping up with the pace of the class. Each professor's teaching style has an impact on the way you take your notes. Be prepared to be flexible. (I hate that my note system is not uniform across my classes, but I know it is better that way)


If you like pen-and-paper:

These spiral notebooks have durable brightly colored covers that will survive your backpack, and it is a good idea to keep your notes organized by subject. The paper is thick enough that good highlighter (which I will also link) won't bleed through.

These erasable pens are great. They write very smoothly and erase cleanly--NOT at all like the crappy blue erasable pens of our youth. If you take notes in your textbook, these pens are the way to do it. I love them so much that I was having them shipped from Japan before they even hit the US market.

These standard pens are my go-to for anything that I don't want to be erasable. They write smoothly, and dry quickly enough that they don't smudge or transfer (I'm not sure for left-handed people though).

This mechanical pencil is what I use when I can't use pens. I like that it uses .5mm lead so that your writing can be small and precise. The barrel is large so it is comfortable to write with for extended periods of time (think blue-book exams).

These highlighters are the best. The colors are intentional mild/pastel so that they do not distract from other information on the page, but are easy to spot when you're looking for your highlights. They don't bleed through paper unless it is toilet-paper thin. When they do bleed through very very thin paper, the mild colors make it so that it is not a distraction.


If you like pen-and-paper, but are afraid of your notes being lost or stolen:

Rocketbook Everlast Notebook coordinates with an app that lets you create a digital copy of your notes. Scan a picture of the page, and the QR code on each page tells the app where to send a SEARCHABLE .pdf copy of your handwritten notes. It works with Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox, OneNote, OneDrive, Trello, Slack, box, Google Photos, and email. Best of all, the notebook is completely reusable! (As long as you use writing tools from Pilot's Frixion line) Once you've filled the book, you wipe down the plastic pages with a hot damp towel and you can use the book again. I've filled and reused my Rocketbook 4 time so far, and the pages are still in great condition. I send my notes to Google Drive and OneNote, and I've never had any problems.

These highlighters can be used inside the Rocketbook, or on regular paper.


If you're thinking about going digital:

Your school might provide access to note taking programs. My school provides the full Office 365 Online suite, so I used OneNote. I was a pen-and-paper person in undergrad, and it pains me to switch to digital, but I just need that copy/paste functionality.


Textbook Supplies:

These sticky flags just came in the mail the other day, and I am loving them for use in my textbooks. I HATE writing in my textbooks, so instead I use these sticky flags to point at lines my professors emphasize in class.

These lined sticky notes are what I used when I just can't avoid adding notes to my casebooks. I avoid the "super-sticky" post-its because casebook pages are thin, and the super-sticky adhesive tears the pages when you reposition notes.

This book stand lives in my backpack now. When I started 1L year my back and neck hurt all the time from hunching over my casebooks for hours every day. This book stand makes it so the book comes to my face, instead of my face to the book. My posture is much better.

Reading glasses are something worth looking into and talking to your eye doctor about. After just one semester of staring at books and screens all day, I went from needing a mild prescription to see long-distance to needing full-on bifocals. I linked some glasses that will magnify your textbooks up close and and also filter out the blue light from screens. Talk to your doctor.

If you are assigned soft-cover reference materials, like The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, or Rule of Contract Law, you can take those books to FedEx or UPS, and they can spiral-bind them for you so that they lay flat and are easier to flip through. This can save you so much time on an exam.


Most importantly, have a planner.

You can get one from the store, you can print pages on line, you can leave yourself sticky-notes, or you can write your to-do list on your hands, whatever. No matter how you record it, it is crucial to have plan and stick to it. You're about to be hit with an overwhelming amount of conflicting obligations and opportunities, and there will always be something you ought to be working on. Plan and schedule your study time. Take time away to take care of yourself, and make a note to keep up with friends and/or family. You're never going to have "free time" in law school, but you can definitely have some flex time if you make a conscious effort to make room in your schedule.


Last: you don't need any of this stuff to be successful. Don't worry about what other people are doing, or even what the school tells you to do. If you feel like you do your personal best with a #2 pencil and loose leaf paper, then do that. Paying attention and managing your time wisely are far more important than having the perfect highlighters and the most organized planner.

u/DontFuckWithMyMoney · 1 pointr/pens

The thing with rollerballs is that for the most part, the better ones you're going to find will be refill-based. If you're looking for budget pens, though, there are some decent options:

Bic Grip Roller: I normally don't care much for Bic pens. They are very much about the lowest-end of ballpoints for purely utilitarian purposes (and that's OK, just not for me) but I went to a conference earlier this year and got a Grip Roller from the Drexel University booth. It's comfortable to write with and has nice liquid ink. The plastic feels a little cheap and it's very light, but the rubber grip is pretty nice. And it's only $9/12 pack.

rOtring Tikky Rollerpoint: I love the Tikky rollerpoint. Read more here.

Stabilo Bionic Worker: This is a nice wet and inky rollerball with a super comfortable grip. Could be a little... ostentatious if you're using it for business meetings, but would be great for giving you nice bold lines for school or office work.

Pilot G2/Montblanc mod: This gets you a nice rollerball refill inside a cheap pen. I've been warned that this dries out quickly, but I've had it a few weeks and still writes pretty nice.


Schneider Topball 850: I first got this in an Adler Stratas which I'd highly recommend because it's super comfortably to grip and write with, but you have to buy them in minimum lots of 50 since they're promotional. But they come with the 850 loaded in them, and it writes really nice. I'd imagine most rollerball pen bodies would fit this, and you can get them really cheap online.

Schmidt 888 Safety Ceramic Roller: I got this one loaded in a souvenir pen my father brought me back from London, and it writes really nice. I just checked and it's the same size as the Schneider, so it will also probably fit most refillable rollerball pens.

u/Poet1959 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I can use any of these from my new semester wishlist.

Organizational stamps for my planner. I need to stay organized this semester so this would definitely be helpful.

Retractable highlighters multiple colors. I color code everything when it comes to school so this is helpful.

Colorful Pens I love these pens and there's so much colors. It goes well when I color code things, especially in my planner and are so much fun to use as well.

You can choose which one if I win. Thanks for the contest and woohoo Mojito Monday!

Here's some cute little kittens for good measure. I hope you enjoy them.

💙 💜 💛 💚 💗

u/TheDPQ · 2 pointsr/csun

Gotta say as a Comp Sci major all I ever really needed was a laptop and possibly a book. I carry a mechanical pencil and a notebook for those note that can't be done easily in google docs but that tends to mostly be math related.

Gotta admit love the Sharpie Accent Liquid Highlighters but thats generally for studying anything I print out. Smoooooth.

Everyone learns differently. I find typing my notes is easier and I remember more because i can inject thoughts right on top of my notes. Some people need to have written notes they can scribble all over. Do whatever works best for you but don't for accessory-happy when paying attention, talking to your professors, actually doing the homework, and studying will be way more helpful.

Biggest pro-tip I have for new students is talking to your professors. Ask questions. Ask for clarification. Meeting them in their office hours.

u/Lanilauro · 3 pointsr/Design

I've been self teaching myself up until this coming January, when I'll be taking on a graphic design minor. A few things that I use that I happen to really enjoy are:

  • 7.5"x 9.5" dotted paged Moleskine Classic Notebook (softcover I find, personally is better than their hard covers) >Moleskine Notebook<
  • I sometimes will also print out dotted loose sheets or grid-lined loose sheets from template websites >PrintablePaper<
  • I really like the Pentel RSVP Black ink fine-tip pens, but this is after a lot of trial and error of finding a minimally smudge, smooth continuous pen that works for lefties that isn't gel ink.
  • I would invest a little bit of extra money into getting a METAL ruler, rather than a plastic or rubber one as the plastic and rubbers might deform, but the metal ones will always keep their shape. >Metal Rulers<
  • I'd also get some circle stencils and a compass. >Compass & Circle Stencils<
  • It took me a really long time to feed into the hype, but when I did, I regretted not trying them sooner, but those Zebra Mildliner highlighters you see all over Pinterest, Tumblr and all other sites for bullet journaling and such are actually super nice and high-quality. They come with a chisel AND a fine tip, and so I carry them around wherever I go if I bring my notebook with me. >Mildliners<

    I hope this helps you!!! Good luck in your studies.
u/WhattheNorris · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Highlighters are always a good way to wake up your eyes and keep the important things standing out :)

  2. This looks like a good source for tips, and I personally recommend the first one (studying before bed) since sleep helps solidify your memories.

  3. A desk organizer is always a very handy thing.

  4. I don't know if you're into self-help books but this one has great reviews. A tip from me though is to drink water. I mean it! The more hydrated you are the better you will feel!

  5. THIS
u/Disburden · 5 pointsr/CrossStitch

One of my favorite things is a mini floss box because its the perfect size for everything I need right on hand. I just put my current WIP floss and tools in there. My other favorite thing is the Sharpie Clearview Highlighters because they fit in my floss boxes :)

u/-Era · 4 pointsr/EDC

oh hey the university i applied to but didn't get into whose rejection caused my mother to cry ahaha...

i'm all about tea tbh!! i usually pick up some tazo passion tea for the summer months, green tea bags from costco for year-round, and mulled apple herbal tea or chocolate chai herbal tea from president's choice, for the winter months. i love tea because i can be kind of forgetful and leaving some tea in your travel mug for a day or two isn't a big deal, whereas coffee or hot chocolate can go rancid pretty quick. ;n;

my zebra mildliners are ordered online and shipped from japan!! they were i believe $8 or so after tax, so a bit pricey but they were a small splurge and i really like them. (i paid $15 because i chose expedited shipping because i wanted them in time for finals oops.) they're double ended with a bold tip chisel side, and a fine tip felt side. and they're called mildliners because they're pale pastel colours that tend to be easier on the eyes! you can find them here.

i'm super picky about my pens in general (can't stand anything over 0.5mm) so my pencil bag consists of:

  • pentel slicci 0.3mm black
  • sharpie fine pens black
  • zebra m-301 0.5mm pencil
  • zebra f-301 bp 0.7mm black (the only 0.7mm pen i own!!)
  • pilot g-2 0.38mm black
  • pentel 2B 0.5mm refill lead (i prefer softer and darker graphite)

u/ladyllana · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These are the best highlighters ever. I like them because they don't bleed, and they are fun and look like deodorant. (:

I can't stop procrastinating

I like surprises. :D

u/k_vp · 3 pointsr/bulletjournal

Thank you so much!

For highlighters I pretty much exclusively use the zebra midliners (linked to amazon page because sometimes they have really good deals on these, I got mine for super cheap!)

And for pens, I believe I made this layout using a black staedtler fineliner, but my all-time favorite pens are muji! (I like to use the 0.38-mm personally).

u/risingdead15 · 4 pointsr/medicalschool
u/nysska · 7 pointsr/StudentNurse

I am just starting my senior year of my BSN program and have an unhealthy love for school supplies!

  • Pens- Pilot Juice pens in 0.5mm. They don't smear, are a fine tip, and don't bleed through paper. I have them in the multi-color pack that I use for rewriting notes, and which makes note taking more fun!

  • Highlighters- Zebra Pen Mildliner. The colors are different than typical highlighters, which helps with organizing my notes. The pens have a chisel tip on one side and a marker tip on the other, which is helpful for small print (like textbooks).

  • Planner- I use the Erin Condren Lifeplanner and love it! It's pricey, but the quality is great. I'm also a sucker for a motivational quote, so there's that.

  • Misc- I study best by rewriting things and I got tired of using so much paper. I bought some page protectors and slip in a blank sheet of paper. Then I use whiteboard markers to write and rewrite things -- kind of like a mini white board, but portable.

  • I use a ton of paperclips and binder clips so I just leave some of those in my pencil pouch.
  • Not really supply related, but more of a tip. I kept a tin of mints in my clinical clipboard. We weren't allowed to chew gum, but I feel like I have wicked coffee breath first thing in the morning. So the mints were nice to have.
u/Tokidokiloki · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


I found out about them in Japan. They have silly designs on them but I love them. <3


u/ryzellon · 7 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Maybe some are marketed for shop work, but the Sharpie branded ones definitely target the student/paper-pusher market.
> * New gel stick technology provides our strongest smear protection across most pen and marker inks and ink jet printouts!

  • Won't bleed through paper. Works on all paper surfaces including glossy and thin papers, and magazines
  • Won't dry out if left uncapped
  • Sharpie Gel technology writes as long as a traditional pen-style highlighter
  • Gel stick conforms to your handwriting style
  • Perfect for highlighting, writing, doodling and drawing

    Amazon listing for same item:
    > * New gel stick technology provides strong smear protection across pen and marker inks and ink jet printouts.
  • Won't bleed through paper and works on all paper surfaces including glossy and thin papers, magazines and Bibles.
  • Won't dry out if left uncapped. Writes as long as a traditional highlighter.
u/kimminub · 3 pointsr/LawSchool

These highlighters:

I only discovered them in my second semester of 3L, and they were a godsend. 8 different colors, refillable, and they last forever.

Also a nice leather padfolio for interviews would be a good gift.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/bulletjournal

No, I went to and all the prices were CDN$ which I assume means Canadian dollars, not USD. I guess the $8 Fudenosuke pack didn't include shipping, but otherwise there are options for CDN $10-12 dual packs, here is the mildliner 3 pack for $CDN 24 & free shipping. The Supertips were confusing but I was able to find a 100 pack for CDN$ 16.

My point was just to be a bit creative - or otherwise just spend what you're comfortable with, but assume that the person who draws you may not be spending as much money.

u/JurassiJesus · 1 pointr/uAlberta

These are my favourite

They are 4+1 so red, blue, green and black ink plus a mechanical pencil. The cap on the back comes off and it’s an eraser. You can also refill them and they come in a variety of sizes from 0.3 to 0.7. I have three of these. I also love mildliners and Stabilo swing highlighters . Aside from 4+1 uni jet stream, I like the Pilot opt , this is neat because you can shake the pencil or push the back of the pencil to get more lead. These pencils are also super lightweight and my go-to for sketching. I could go on foreverrrrr but those are some of my top faves!

u/AStarNamedAltair · 5 pointsr/Wishlist

I have seizures about 5-10 times a day, I use my journal to track my triggers and my seizures in relation to them. I track how much sleep I get a night, how much water I drink a day, and how much screen time I have. Then on the page next to it, I track how long my seizures last, and what happens before them. It's a nice set up and I can keep an eye on what's been happening in my brain.

I find that I prefer using dot grid journals for this because of the way I chart. It is a really nice visual layout and it looks very clean.

I also prefer to use these pens when I'm journaling because the colors are super vibrant, but they don't bleed!

u/nopenotthisoneeither · 2 pointsr/bulletjournal

Not sure if you've already ordered from jetpens, but I found this set on Amazon today:

I'm from Canada too, and I spent a lot of time searching for them. Those ones seem like the best bet, since the order is filled by Amazon! Plus it makes ordering so much easier because there's no exchange rate to worry about!

u/H720 · 44 pointsr/INEEEEDIT

This one is similar, but the ink flows around the clear part, not in the middle.

Name: "Sharpie Clear View Highlighter"


Product Link:

u/canllaith · 1 pointr/pens

Yeah that would be really nice. You could always grab a Frixion soft colour pack just for the purple ?

There is also a set of Mildliners in more earth colours I'm going to look at getting and that one has a purple as well. I'm guessing the colour will be darker though.

u/ThisAccontIsForCats · 6 pointsr/BasicBulletJournals

It looks like a Zebra mildliner. Granted, it looks like they only have two shades. I got a pack of 15 on Amazon, and they only had one grey, but I like all the other colors too.

u/steffness831 · 1 pointr/bulletjournal

Yes! All they’re Zebra mildliners :)

Found them here

u/Another_Minor_Threat · 2 pointsr/DnD

I recommend Pilot FriXion highlighters and pens

I use them exclusively at work and on my Rocketbook which I also highly recommend.

u/lostshadow225 · 1 pointr/specialed

I love my highlighters that have erasers! For use in textbooks, I use these: Pilot Frixion Light Fluorescent Ink Erasable Highlighter Pen and for plain ole paper I use these: Erasable Highlighters With Chisel Tips

u/IAmADudette · 1 pointr/Wishlist

they are zebra midliners

I'm in ireland so my list is, and i see you're in the states, im sure these are available in the US too, so just search the name :)

u/lycheui · 1 pointr/bulletjournal

lucky for you, they are on sale on amazon for 6.65 right now!! Zebra Highlighter Mildliner, 5 Color Set (WKT7-5C)

u/saihenjin · 1 pointr/arduino

mirrored views are covered by flipping the page, and I color code nets with multi colored hilighters but its mostly about having something that's flat bound and neat, which printed pages that are hole punched and placed in a ring binder just doesn't achieve, and I prefer blank pages available so I can doodle up new ideas on the go. I can bring those into Eagle when I get home to verify them then.

u/Sremmurds · 4 pointsr/EDC

Phone: Nokia Lumia 345
Pen: Bic Ballpoint Pen
Car Keys: VW Polo
Fineliners: Stabilo Point 88
Highlighter: Stabilo Highlighter
Watch: One from River Island Mens - Can't find it on the webstore though.
Photo was taken with my trusty iPhone 5.

u/AkzidenzGrotesk · 2 pointsr/redditgetsdrawn

Thanks, this was done with a regular black Sharpie and a Zebra grey midliner highlighter.


u/writeramy · 2 pointsr/writing

somebody stop me, i'm linking my favorite journals, tabs, pens, highlighters and notebooks--hell yeah

u/SarahSparrow16 · 4 pointsr/bulletjournal

They're called mildliners! I purchased the pack of 15 I linked here, but they also come in packages of 5 and I believe you can purchase certain colors individually too.

u/Darth_Turtle · 2 pointsr/CFBOffTopic

Boom. I highlighted and erased for a good several minutes.

u/one_hotmess · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Artsy for life

I make greeting cards, and while these are technically highlighters, they really take backgrounds to a whole new level. They make words and drawings POP! :D

u/cucumberbun · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

Everyone needs a set of [ Zebra Mild liners! ] ( They don't bleed through very much even on really thin paper and don't kill your eyes either!

u/jellybean2010 · 1 pointr/bulletjournal

These look like the Zebra Mildliner Highlighters

u/FrankImSchrank · 1 pointr/bulletjournal

They're both pastel versions of the Stabilo Boss Originals. I found them by accident a few days ago and I'm in love too!

u/knowah1 · 10 pointsr/DesignPorn

Sharpie has had them for years as well, and I prefer their design.

u/freckled_porcelain · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

Search for "gel highlighter" at any store you want. Or Amazon sells them.

u/bluesky557 · 2 pointsr/bulletjournal

Amazon sells them in a pack.

I've also bought them at a Mitsuwa nearby. They sold them individually.

u/pinkerlisa · 1 pointr/bulletjournal

They don't make very neat lines, but sharpie gel highlighters don't smear the ink.

u/californiamoonbase · 1 pointr/bujo

Oh! I also use these Zebra midliners to add some color.

u/RosaFloribunda · 8 pointsr/muacirclejerk

Not even Zebra Mildliners? You pore.

u/thegrieve · 3 pointsr/BasicBulletJournals

Double vote for the zebra mildliner. These are the ones I use, mostly just the gray, but I get fancy some days.

WKT7-5C-NC NC5 color set astringency mild color zebra mild liner (japan import)

u/the_letter_seven · 3 pointsr/bulletjournal

They’re the zebra mildliners that a lot of people use. I bought the three pack that I linked but I mostly use the ones from the blue pack.

u/bibliotekarina · 1 pointr/bulletjournal

I use Zebra Mildliners, I bought this pack of 15:

The fourth color down is the red one that comes in the middle pack

u/alleigh25 · 82 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

That's why they invented these.

u/gebimble · 3 pointsr/Handwriting

I think your highlighter identification skills are on point. Thanks!

Edit: woooah that link is a mess :|

u/ladybowler423 · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

u/snackfalcon I use these bullet journal highlighters. They don’t bleed or smear too badly. Also they are light enough to see the symbol through and come in a lot of colors.

Zebra Pen Mildliner, Double Ended Highlighter, Broad and Fine Tips, Assorted colors, 15-Count

u/RAND0M-HER0 · 2 pointsr/bulletjournal

Do they have a timeline on their website? I usually wait until the latest estimated date and then I contact the seller. It's happened a few times where something I ordered didn't show and they just resent it.

Worst case Ontario, they're available through Amazon Prime right now