If like us, you have seen the popularity of Studygram take flight, and have been asking yourself “What is Studygram and Studyblr?”. Then you have come to the right place! These are questions I was asking myself, as I saw studygramming and studyblr EVERYWHERE and had absolutely no idea what what it was! I am a bullet journalist, not a study grammer! is there a different between bujo and studygram? Do you have to be creative? Essentially it came down to – what is it!?
I have divided this post into two parts:
Part 1: What is Studygram and Studyblr? with over 20 amazing accounts to check out
Part 2: How can I create a great study schedule with studygram?
What is Studygram and Studyblr? (#studygram)
Lets start at the basics, what is the history of studygram. #studygram can really only go as far back as the start of Instagram and Twitter. But if you look back since the inception sharing study notes? I remember BAAAAAAAACK in the day, I used to share my study notes with my friends because they were always fun and colorful and fill my textbooks and pages. People liked them because they were easy to read and really put all the information on the page.
Now we fast forward to 2018, and there is all this social media around and sharing study notes is a breez, and now there are FAR more creative people than me sharing notes with not only the class – the world!
So simply, #studygram is a hashtag used to share study notes, and “studygram” or “studyblr” is a blog dedicated to the notes you are taking in your studies.
Why do people use studygram or studyblr?
- They use it to motivate themselves
- To stay accountable
- To share notes from similar courses
- To share a love for stationery
- Share study tips
- An number of students said that using studygram creates a community around them and makes studying not feeling so lonely!
- You don’t have to feel shy or ashamed of your goals! (including that goal of wanting to literally be a rocket scientist!)
- Seeing others with their notes and information is a motivation or inspiration for others to study
Why is studygram so popular?
with over 2.1 million post on instagram, studygram has become a popular topic and hashtag to use. Studygram accounts grow quickly and many of them are absolutely gorgeous. It seems as though the key reasons for using a studygram account is for the amazing and supportive community – much like with bullet journaling – and then sharing your notes and stationery obsession.
Why does it seem like all the accounts are pretty and creative?
Well! There is science here. Science shows that if you study with only a black or blue pen, you brain is less likely to absorb the info, so its better to use the bright colors because you are more likely to have them absorb in! So this might be why it seems the accounts seem colorful. However like with bullet journaling you are going to end up comparing yourself at some point, dont. Check out this post we did on messy handwriting. What I like about studygram is that is not just for one type of learner or learning style, it showcases all the different sorts of learning styles available to us as humans.
What should you post on a studyblr or studygram?
Usually, and while it is totally dependent on the account, images of your study notes, stationery etc. It seems as though there is a stong overlap of bullet journals and studygrammers as quite often they are doing both! If you are looking for bullet journal inspo we absolutely have you covered on this blog – just head over to our getting started page! Another good thing to post about is your progress, and be honest if you are falling behind or struggling.
What supplies do you need for studygram?
Part 1: What is Studygram and Studyblr: Featured #studygram accounts.
Part 2: Creating the perfect schedule for your studies or homework
In the first part of this we looked at “What is studygram and studyblr?”. Lets be honest – we know how hard it can be creating time to study – I remember when I was studying I would create these intricate excel spreadsheets of times that my mother would print out for me so she knew when I was studying like a machine or when I could potentially slack off a little. I had a massive white board in my room where I would pop my post-it notes and study schedule and notes on. I was really into studying.
The keys to a successful study and studygram schedule
- Work out what your style of studying is? Is it structured or unstructured. Do you take heaps of notes or summarize? This will help you determine how much time you need.
- Set yourself realistic goals. There is no point in saying you will study for 12 hours straight when we both know that aint going to happen.
- Create a dedicated space for studying, somewhere quite and tailored to your study needs
- Try the pomodoro (tomato) study method –
It is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. These intervals are named pomodoros, the plural in English of the Italian word pomodoro (tomato), after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that Cirillo used as a university student.
There are six steps in the original technique:
- Decide on the task to be done.
- Set the pomodoro timer (traditionally to 25 minutes).
- Work on the task.
- End work when the timer rings and put a checkmark on a piece of paper.
- If you have fewer than four checkmarks, take a short break (3–5 minutes), then go to step 2.
- After four pomodoros, take a longer break (15–30 minutes), reset your checkmark count to zero, then go to step 1.
Featured studyblr and studygram schedules and timetables:
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