These are the study buddies of your dreams.
Usually, when you have to study, people advise you to get off YouTube and hit the books. Today, however, why not stay on the site and use videos as your motivation? The YouTubers in this Five of the Best are part of StudyTube, the most productive corner of the social internet. Armed with colour-coded notecards and mysteriously neat handwriting (seriously, how do they make their writing so even?), these creators can convince even the most ardent procrastinator to revise – trust us, we know this from experience.
Whether you’re looking for aesthetic inspiration, a virtual study buddy, or found us while desperately searching for how to stop procrastinating, this article is the one for you. Here’s our Five of the Best: Study Inspiration!
INTENSE STUDY WITH ME: 8 HOUR EASTER HOLIDAY EDITION! (Serious revision motivation!) | Revision With Eve
Eight hours of studying while on holiday? Eve Bennett is stronger than all of us, but luckily we can all benefit from her self-control. She covers several different types of study tasks over the course of the day, from annotating Shakespeare to practising Spanish flashcards.
Somehow, everything Eve does is accomplished through visually delightful handwriting on colourful stationery. It’s great to hear an in-depth breakdown of the work she’s doing and why, and almost even better to see the way she unwinds after a long study day. Can all work videos end with dog close-ups, please?
Study With Me: 4h Productive After School | Shannon Nath
We were mesmerised the moment Shannon Nath started writing out her schedule on her perfectly picturesque study planner. She alternates between explaining her tasks and showing herself completing them with delightful handwriting.
We don’t know exactly what colour code she’s using for her notes, but whatever her strategy is, it’s giving us serious aesthetics envy. It’s both satisfying and inspiring to watch her be so productive in this video – we wish we crossed off that many items off our to-do lists!
Productive Lil Study With Me Pomodoro Style 👏 What is Pomodoro Technique & How to Use it | UnJaded Jade
We love a video that can give us both inspiration and practical information. Jade Bowler is here to teach us about the Pomodoro Technique, a study cycle of 25 minutes of work and five minutes of break. She doesn’t just talk the talk, though – Jade spends the entire video working through her homework with the Pomodoro timer ticking and resetting along the way.
You can use this video in whatever way is most helpful for your own studies – either watch it through with sound and learn about Jade’s Pomodoro work, or play it silently in the background to keep yourself motivated while you do your own revision. Either way (or both), you’re sure to learn from and be inspired by this video.
Study with Me || 14 Hour Study Day | Ruby Granger
This is the most calming video involving 14 hours of work you’ll ever watch.
Skillfully cut down into three-and-a-half minutes, you can see snippets of everything Ruby Granger does on this study day without being overwhelmed by anything. The calm music and lack of narration makes this a relaxing warm-up video to watch before starting your own work. Or, if you prefer, you could put it on loop during a long work day.
Study With Me + 10 Productivity / Revision Tips – Cambridge University medical student VLOG #31 | Ali Abdaal
By the time you’re a medical student at Cambridge, you probably have your revision strategies down to a science. Luckily for us, Ali Abdaal decided to share some useful tips we can use for our own studies. In this combination of daily vlog and study-with-me video, Ali takes us through his whole day’s work. He even does a lot of studying with friends, from playing parts in practice medical cases to quizzing each other on the week’s topics.
Within his day’s work, Ali demonstrates and explains ten different tips to make revision easier and more effective. From general advice like tackling the weakest topic first to specific strategies like using an active recall spreadsheet, we’re looking forward to implementing some of these tips in our next study session. We’re up for anything that can help us be as productive as Ali!
So there you have it…
Our Five of the Best: Study Inspiration! We didn’t believe it was possible, but we actually want to pull out our books and start revising. Maybe we can’t quite master the same handwriting skills, but at least we can put some new study strategies to good use.
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