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Highlight Your Way to Success

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UCSB chapter.

If any of you are anything like me, you would be so stoked seeing any stationery. With the quarter beginning again, I know a lot of people are probably testing out or considering new ways to study more efficiently or work on organization for their notes. Although it isn’t necessary to incorporate a bunch of highlighters into the writing instruments you already have, they are always great to have for reminding yourself of things that you should pay attention to. Plus, if you pick up some cool colors, they can make your notes look way more aesthetically pleasing! They are also great for organizing your planner in that you can color code your different classes and activities! In addition to trying out highlighters easily found here in the US, I have also tried some from other countries as well! So if you are interested in trying some new highlighters, here are some suggestions for some nice highlighters to try! 

Muji Highlighters 

If you have seen my other article about pens, you would probably know that I love Muji stationery! Along with their pens, markers, and pencils, they also sell some pretty affordable double sided highlighters for your underlining and highlighting needs! Other than double sided highlighters, they also sell retractable highlighters if you are constantly losing pen caps left and right. The highlighters also have a clear part in the middle so you can see through that slot and see what you are highlighting (the double sided ones). 

Zebra Mildliner

These highlighters come in a good variety of colors and they also come in packs too if you are too lazy to choose each color at a time. I have a lot of friends who stand by this highlighter. The color choice is nice and they even go as far as having a gray highlighter! Isn’t that cool? These are also nice because they are also double sided so you can highlight and write smaller notes. They also come in pastel colors so you can make your notes look really cute! Not only can you be rockin’ but your notes can be too! From my experience, they don’t bleed through the paper too much so that is nice! 

Uni Mitsubishi Propus 2 Double Sided Highlighters 

These highlighters, like the Muji highlighters, also have the clear part on the thicker side of the highlighter allowing you to see through what you are going to highlight next. Also another great alternative for a highlighter to try! 

Tombow Kei Coat Double Sided Highlighters 

These highlighters are really useful and also come in a variety of vibrant colors if that is what you are looking for. These are a little more standard and are actually affordable and you can get these in a set of ten! The only thing about this highlighter is that is that it might have a little heavier flow than your regular highlighter. 

Sharpie Highlighters 

Ah, back to the old classic! I grew up using Sharpie highlighters and I still use them. Since I carry around around a pencil pouch, I stick with the smaller Sharpie Accent highlighter which is pretty small and easy to carry around. It also doesn’t usually smudge! Since it also has a chisel tip you and write and highlight thickly or thinly. They also don’t really bleed through the page. 

Hopefully I was able to help you find a highlighter that you will like! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week ahead Gauchos! 

Hello! Devonne is a fourth year Chinese major with an applied psychology minor. She loves to binge watch shows on Netflix, trying out new food, and writing her penpals during her free time. She has an obsession with being organized and the Container Store a little too much. She is also interested in learning more about watercolor painting and modern calligraphy. 
Kristine is a 3rd year Chemistry major at UC Santa Barbara. She was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. When she's not writing, she works with her sister to create adorable baked delicacies for The Royal Icing, their at-home bakery. She's also a ballerina, lipstick enthusiast, and bunny lover. Post-graduation, she plans on going to graduate school while continuing her writing career. Catch her on instagram @CookiesForKay