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    27 Useful Things Under $10 That'll Help You Study

    So you can focus on the important stuff... like your indecipherable notes.

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    1. Some contoured ear plugs as backup when the noise-cancelling headphones just aren't cutting it.

    WHY did the housing gods assign you with an aspiring DJ?!

    Promising review: "I really love these earplugs and can't stress enough how much these are a lifesaver! I use them for studying, sleeping, and loud movie theaters. These are perfect!" —Jureerat Poonpoolpoke

    Get 10 pairs from Amazon for $6.94.

    2. A *free* AI-powered homework app for when you're staring a hole through a worksheet bc you're completely stumped by that equation.

    This artificial intelligence app lets you take a pic of a homework question and explains how to solve it. Aka, it's like a tutor who you know knows the correct method to walk you through it.

    Get it from iTunes or Google Play for free.

    3. Sticky notes to remind you of all the studying you need to do and the filing cabinet of dry noodles meant to fuel your late-night study seshes.

    Get them from BoxLunch for $9.90.

    4. And speaking of those noodles.

    We have some suggestions on how to give these puppies a tasty upgrade here.

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon Fresh $1.

    5. A slim water-resistant laptop case as some peace of mind for toting around your #1 study buddy.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in four sizes, nine colors).

    6. A desktop coffee warmer so you don't have to abandon your work station to top off or heat up your cup o' joe.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49.

    7. And a *legit* travel mug to help you concentrate on this chapter, instead of timing the coffee-shop line just right.

    The leak-proof lid means you can throw it in your backpack, no worries. Drinks stay hot as long as 7 hours and cold as long as 18 hours.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.94+ (available in three sizes, six finishes).

    8. Tassel paper clips for keeping all those handouts and graded quizzes together...because you've heard this prof reuses quiz questions on the midterm.

    Get them from Of a Kind for $8 (also available with pom poms).

    9. Or perhaps some puppers to peek out from your pages and beg you to read that chapter again with their puppy dog eyes.

    Get a 50-pack from Forever 21 for $7 (also available in cats).

    10. A variety pack of erasable highlighters so you can make up a color-coded study system only *you* can decipher... and then change your mind.

    Get them from Amazon for $6.18.

    11. Reliable pens en masse... because even if you take allll your class notes on your laptop, you should never be without a solid writing utensil.

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    Promising review: "This is a solid pen that's easy to find in stores, which is important. My friend who recommended this pen to me said it's particularly good for lefties." —Rachel Wilkerson Miller

    Check out more of Rachel's opinions on LOTS of pens here.

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $9.95 (available in several size packs and colors).

    12. Novelty pencils you can easily identify from sticky fingers.

    Get them from or Amazon for $10.

    13. And some Lego block pencil sharpeners cute enough to never forget about.

    It's never a bad idea to have a spare.

    Get them from BoxLunch for $3.59.

    14. Japanese fast-food erasers that just may remind you to eat some brain food.

    Get them from Amazon for $5.75.

    15. A 16GB flash drive in case you don't want to store a bunch of PDFs and PowerPoints on your computer.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in a variety of sizes).

    16. A set of pencil pouches so you can put all your pens, pencils, highlighters, and other small essentials in one spot.

    Maybe keep one in your backpack and another at your desk at all times. Then you have a spare!

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $2.76.

    17. Tabbed sticky notes as an investment to help you get back your cash on textbooks by writing on these instead.

    Promising review: "The sticky part of the paper is just right. Not too sticky that it comes off and leaves a nasty residue. I found these helpful when studying multiple content/pages. I love that they are different colors. I even spilled coffee on the whole packet and they are still sticky and work just as though nothing happened to it." —Jessica Zanghi

    Get a 60-pack from Amazon for $6.29.

    18. An accordion file roomy enough for old pop quizzes and handouts. but slim enough to slide into the depths of your backpack.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in four patterns).

    19. A streamlined tablet or phone stand that'll be your third hand when you're trying to watch a tutorial and take notes at the same time.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    20. A flexible book light for when your roommate makes you turn off the overhead light but you still have a few pages left.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.69.

    21. A versatile bedside caddy to conveniently corral your study essentials for easy access when you wake up in the middle of the night and start having doubts about your exam the next morn.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.58 (available in a variety of colors).

    22. Roomy sweatpants so you won't be distracted by stuff like scratchy jeans or the back of your thighs sticking to your desk chair.,

    Get them from Amazon: women's for $9.99+ (sizes S-2XL, four colors) and men's for $9.99+ (sizes S-4XL, four colors).

    23. Dry shampoo to smell (and feel) clean without showering — even if you're not basically living in the library nowadays.

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    Release that permanent top knot and give it a refresh with this, even if you're just going to tie it up again. You'll feel better ASAP.

    Get this dry shampoo from Amazon for $8.54.

    And check out more of our favorite dry shampoos from Amazon here.

    24. Cleansing facial wipes made for sensitive skin because even though you're incredibly busy, you should still take care of your skin!

    And these are super easy to throw in your backpack before you head to the library for a late-night study sesh. A mere swipe will be nearly as refreshing as a cup of coffee.

    Get two 25-wipe packs from Amazon for $6.57.

    25. Travel toothbrushes to tuck into your backpack for those days when you feel like your a coffee-breathing dragon.

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $3.42.

    26. A lightning USB cable for when you spy an outlet five feet away from the only empty seat in the coffee shop and your phone is on 10%.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    27. And a soft throw so you can be cozy without sitting on your bed and accidentally falling asleep. Again.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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