Cheap Socials

(or a short brainstorm of easy things to do with friends that don’t cost a bunch of $$)

Since we’re always focused on studying & sometimes you just need an easy break.

  • Driving somewhere for a day trip (or a night trip)
  • Book share! Grab books from the library & just kick it. 
  • Baking! (a lil more expensive but there’s something about getting some brownie mix and baking it that brings bonding)
  • Studying together!
  • Window shopping. 
  • Just walks in the park/hikes. 
  • If you’re walking, pick some dandelions with the fluffy tops and make a wish! (if you want, make it competitive and see who can make the most wishes)
  • Sleepovers! Just bring yourself and your body wash. 
  • Go to the city pool and have a nice swim depending on your mood/the season. 
  • Go to some high school’s sports game and have a good laugh.
  • Buy some seeds and start growing them. 
  • Go on a photo walk! Pick a subject (i.e. trees or dogs or weird signs) and just take photos of that thing for an hour.
  • Attend a city/government forum and just observe. 
  • Go people watching at a park or the mall!
  • Go to a drugstore/neighborhood marker and buy a few things you actually need, like garbage bags and toothpaste, and then a couple cheap, fun things, like different flavours of bubble gum.
  • Goof off with Snapchat filters!
  • Go stargazing in a local park/clearing/your roof. 
  • Roam at night with a milkshake and fries from a fast food joint. 
  • Go to a dog park and pet all the puppers.

Note that none of these activities have to be done with anyone else. If you’re not feelin’ other people, that’s okay! Go and have fun on your own!! 

All the love, darlings!

~ elle (@etudesthetics)


My other posts: Pre-College Masterpost, College: A (Terrifying) Learning Experience

Today in Quantum Mechanics my professor was explaining properties of a second-order differential equation for a free-particle wave function in a finite potential well. Instead of freaking out like, “Oh shit, this class is about to get exponentially harder,” my first thought was genuinely, “Wow, I’m going to be so proud of myself when I finally learn this.”

That’s when you know that you really love what you’re learning.


161206 - Y'all I’m finally back from a half-month hiatus. My HSK3 test is finnally over and I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I will know the results next year in January but I think I did fine~ Nowadays I’m gonna focus on ending this semester with a 4.8/5 gpa!


12.05.16 || A project I’m working on reminded me why I study and work so hard. Sometimes I get so obsessed with high grades and achievement that I forget that the reason I’m doing all this is because I want to help people.

There is this hospital in my area that annually gives Christmas gifts to foster kids with mental illness. This year, the person in charge of this project was fired, and out of spite, they refused to give the contact list of people/groups who usually donated. A doctor I know told me about it. So I decided to take over. Luckily, I’m connected with many kindhearted people. ♥ Thanks to their generosity, I was able to buy presents for all the kids. 

I’m just wrapping them during my study and work breaks. So far, one-third of the presents wrapped up and labeled :D


- ̗̀ dec 5th 2016  ̖́-

christmas countdown productivity challenge: 20 days to go

first proper post on this blog (besides my intro) and hi it’s bunny related who would have guessed,,

decided to plan my 2017 bullet journal in advance;; + a cute molang bunbun

12.11 pm // i made some biochemistry flashcards for carbohydrate and nitrogen metabolism! they’re basically condensed notes but they’re much more convenient and organised this way as each side of the card is a different subtopic plus now i can study on the go ~~ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ 

[ from my instagram @studyingg ☄ ]

bullet journal ideas

winter’s the perfect time to scrapbook and write ideas into your bullet journal! here are a few ideas for you if you’re in need of inspiration!

  • Christmas recipes
  • movies to watch (fantastic beasts and where to find them!!!!)
  • books to read
  • shows to watch (personal recommendation: the crown)
  • Christmas wish list
  • songs/albums to listen to
  • plant care guide
  • topics to self-study
  • motivational quotes page (i have a few on my blog)
  • bucket list
  • what am I working for? (motivation page)
  • things that make me happy
  • where do I want to be in 5 years?
  • pretty color palettes
  • favourite drinks
  • favorite food/snacks
  • cities to travel to
  • stationery wishlist
  • habit tracker
  • movie/book quotes
  • places you want to go to with your friends
  • 2017 release dates of stuff you like
  • ideas for doodling/drawing
  • tips for time management
  • goals for your studyblr
  • “dog page” where you count all the doggies you saw every day
  • books I’ve read in December/January/insert month/year
  • online shopping hauls
  • letter to your past or future self!
  • playlists!! for a certain mood or situation
  • grade tracker
  • page to try out your new washi tape, pen, marker, etc.
  • handwriting practice/calligraphy
  • birthdays + possible presents
  • list of your friends and their best qualities
  • you + your friends MBTI types
  • sort your friends into Hogwarts houses!
  • mood chart
  • a sentence a day
  • plot ideas
  • character ideas
  • cryptography
  • beautiful words to use more often
  • untranslatable words!! 
  • “friend pages” where your friends write stuff in
  • your favourite feelings, smells and fabrics
  • fashion inspiration
  • textbooks to buy

Hopefully, this is helpful for some of you, if you have any more ideas, just add it on here. I know that finals are hard, but they’re soon to be over, so don’t give up!!

Test Taking Tips and Strategies to Succeed in Exams | Students Toolbox

You have studied well for your exam, wrapped everything up yesterday and had a nice sleep, and now you are in the exam hall with your exam papers in your hand. Then suddenly you have these questions in your mind.

How should I begin answering all these questions?

This is very common to a lot of students. After all, since when are we taught the skills for answering exam paper questions?

And this is exactly what this post is about. I am going to tell you all the general test taking tips and strategies that we all want to know.

This post covers…

  • What should I do when I first receive my paper?
  • Should I do the paper according to its order?
  • In what ways should I allocate my time? How can I finish the entire paper in time?
  • What should I do if I am stuck?

This is part of the Series: Top Tips for Exam and Tests!

If you haven’t read the previous post, I have picked some great ones for you to go through!

- Sabrina |


Can we all just talk about how well the studyblr community did in the tumblr fandometrics 2016 year in review!

Studyblr can in 2nd in the Tumblr communities list followed by langblr, medblr, lawblr, and appblr, coming in at 9, 12, 18, and 20th, all of which are subcategories of the studyblr community!

100 days of productivity also managed to come in 14th in the memes section!

Our little community has grown so much, I am so proud of all of you! x