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Get inspired by 13 bullet journal layouts for students! LOVE these ideas!
How I wish the idea of a bullet journal had popped into my head when I was in school. Instead I used and decorated the regular old student planners everyone bought at the store. Kind of boring.
Knowing my lifelong adoration for stationery supplies, I can imagine I would have spent quality time writing out my notes and schedule in a blank book.
I love how creative these students are . . . Hope they inspire you! Oh, and before you jump into this post, download these 26 prompts and washi them into your journal. You can use them as a guide for a gratitude or happy things journal page (or two or three.)
I know taking notes and having weekly schedules are great, but gratitude is something your heart needs whether you’re a student or not. Go ahead and download it—it’s free!
Pretty Headers for Subjects
Here’s a link for the super cute mildliner pens featured in the above picture. I’m a big fan of all things Zebra (the company that makes these pens.) Highly recommend. :)
Weekly Layout with Washi Tape
Art Journal-Esque Layout
Monthly Spread with Doodles and Hand Lettering
Travel Journal Spread
By the way, if reading this post makes you want to start a bullet journal Right Now, then here are some supplies you’ll need:
Dotted Bullet Journal—This berry-colored Leuchtturm journal will hold all of your notes and to-do lists easily. It also has numbered pages and tabs you can pull off on the edge as needed.
Pens—The jury is out as to which pens work best in bullet journals. It depends on the thickness of the journal paper, but it also depends on your personal preference. My favorites:
- Permament ink: Micron or Sharpie fine line pens
- Brush pen for adding a bit of lettering: Zebra black brush pens or Tombow brush pens for fun colors. These are also great for drawing, especially the Zebra.
- For writing teeny-tiny: Pentel Arts Hybrid Technica in 0.3mm. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this pen. It’s not waterproof, but I love the detail I get with it in writing and drawing.
- For highlighting notes: Zebra mildliners. These must be good since they’re pictured in many of these student bullet journal images!
Post-it Notes—Also, I regularly use post-it notes in my bullet journal for items that I want to move from page to page—usually my monthly to-do list. I find this is easier than having a dedicated “spread;” I just move it from week to week and then toss it when I’ve completed everything.
How to bullet journal book—I like Dot Journaling: A Practical Guide as a resource for all things bullet journaling. It contains a lot of templates and ideas to try out.
Biology Notes Made Pretty
Notes, Notes, and More Notes!
Note taking + Post-it Notes
Learning a New Language Notes
Cute Habit Tracker Layout
I love how each student takes the basic bullet journal premise and makes it their own. That’s my favorite part about this system.
Be as creative as you want and get to bullet journaling!
P.S. Here are 26 happy journal prompts to use in your bullet journal. Create a page or two where you draw out all of the things you’re grateful for. (You can learn more about happy journaling here and see the prompts listed out here.)