online school: a survival guide 💻 apps + extensions, productivity tricks, and more

ah, online school. it’s been tough so far. hopefully this video helps y’all! 🙂 open up ye ol’ description for links to more study tips + a timestamp outline of the video ↓↓↓

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in this video i share my tips and tricks for online learning, based on my experiences with virtual university classes. i also include some of my favorite apps and chrome extensions to help you survive & thrive during this unconventional school year. 🙂

0:00 intro
0:52 block distractions
2:49 take analog breaks
4:41 protect your eyesight
7:07 set up a study spot
9:00 annotate readings
10:27 find accountability buddies
12:20 conclusion

⋅ study tips (playlist) –
⋅ how to create a productive workspace –
⋅ my daily quaranteen routine –

→ instagram – @studyquill

→ MY BOOK – Study With Me –
a guide to bullet journaling techniques optimized for students!

→ stationery ≠ studying, these are just linked for my fellow pen enthusiasts. your supplies do not determine your success!

→ help translate & caption my videos –

blue yeti microphone –
canon 80D –
sigma f/1.4 30mm lens –
adobe premiere pro

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louie zong – jazz (album)




  1. July 4, 2021
    Kazumi Gidlayan

    Hello! I really like your videos. Can I ask what app you use to edit your vids? Thank you! Lots of love!

  2. July 4, 2021
    Yogita Khichi

    thank you so much

  3. July 4, 2021
    Nick Valentine


  4. July 4, 2021
    blushiee Ana

    jasmine:take analog breaks
    my school who gives only 5 min break after attending 3 classes continuously and 2 more classes non stop after that :')

  5. July 4, 2021
    Butter Beer

    The accountability buddy/ group is so important ! A tip is to use discord or zoom on your phone propped up on the side so that you’re filming your hands and laptop/notes. That way the others can see what you are doing. It’s much more motivating this way for me, and it eliminates the stress of having your face on camera! Otherwise an other way is to screen share. It’s best with people following the same course to be able to truly study together, but otherwise there is the Study Together discord server which is great (just don’t get distracted by reading the chat all the time)

  6. July 4, 2021
    Butter Beer

    Watching this the day after finishing a year and a half of online uni… welp I’m slightly too late XD

  7. July 4, 2021

    Not @ me watching this when I should do my classes

  8. July 4, 2021
    Richa Prasad

    this is the most relatable video I have ever seen all the problems are one I am facing constantly thank you for the tips.

  9. July 4, 2021

    "online school has been a struggle"
    yes indeed, I usually would ranked first but now ranked second
    I'm really is struggling😩🤚🏻

  10. July 4, 2021

    The fact I got distracted while watching this is just wow

  11. July 4, 2021
    Aditi Krishna

    someone in the comment : procrastinates

    Studyquill : NO

  12. July 4, 2021
    Akira Nakamatsu

    your voice is so pretty!

  13. July 4, 2021

    thank you??? this were the most helpful tips ive seen, im going back to online classes again and last semester was a total fail (my eyes suffered a LOT) so i needed really helpful tips… thank youuuu

  14. July 4, 2021
    Shreyas Sundar

    Me too watching this while attending class

  15. July 4, 2021
    Adiba Rani

    studyquill: take 20 second rest after every 20 minutes
    me: Pausing the video and washing my eyes with water

  16. July 4, 2021

    My 2021 online school starts tomorrow.
    I'm here again today

  17. July 4, 2021

    Thank u for the video and my name is also jasmine , what a coincidence !

  18. July 4, 2021
    §N0W Gl0b£

    I just use study bunny to study and timer for each online class like my first class is up to 9:3010:15 I just put the timer to that much

  19. July 4, 2021

    Thank you for giving tips like these especially during hard times like this 🙌

  20. July 4, 2021
    Tech From Far Future

    not me watching this in online class

  21. July 4, 2021

    My mindless activity is organizing my stationery by colour

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  23. July 4, 2021

    studyquill: It is physiologically impossible for our brains to multi-task
    me: agrees while doing my module

  24. July 4, 2021
    ayam spicy

    idk why but the school in my country keep open close open close i literally–

  25. July 4, 2021
    ❝ LcvinqRosa ❞

    Well y'all she is right.

  26. July 4, 2021

    hey! I’m a freshman planning classes for next year and I will be taking 4 AP classes. First semester, I will be taking AP chemistry, AP gov, and honors calc (and possibly Spanish 2). That same semester, I will also be doing a sport and marching band (dropping concert band in order to do Spanish lol). This means I will not get home till 10 pm 3 days a week. I’m worried I won’t have time for homework. Anyone have any tips?

  27. July 4, 2021
    Ayla Donahue

    Take a deep breath keep going and for goodness sake STOP LOOKING AT THE COMMENTS and do your work we will get through this.

  28. July 4, 2021
    leticia fraga

    ur tips are helping me so much

  29. July 4, 2021

    Quarter 1 went okay, then Quarter 2 I did bad so I said I'll do better in Quarter 3, then I got COVID for like a month and could never catch up. Quarter 4 I'll do better!

  30. July 4, 2021
    Natalia Ortiz

    online school has killed me.

  31. July 4, 2021
    Nil ay Zhang

    10:28 yea i need a study buddy but there's no one 🙁

  32. July 4, 2021
    Gioia Enczmann

    a comment from me to the blue night thing:
    you already mentioned one aspect, but it is also the thing, that because of blue light our brain 'tells' our body to set free a hormon which causes that we get hedache, that we can not sleep and others.
    and by the way: Im so sorry if my english is not perfect but im a german so yeah haha

  33. July 4, 2021
    Anna Ionel

    Lol my school sent this out to everyone by email for us to watch to help our online learning

  34. July 4, 2021
    •Its March•

    wow thanks this is very helpful!

  35. July 4, 2021
    Atmika Vishwanath

    Me: Trying to focus on class
    My friends: Hey bruh, do you have discord? What is sir teaching? Did you hear that song?
    Me: sigh I am doomed

  36. July 4, 2021

    I honestly feel so much better when there are no zoom/meet meetings, I feel like I waste time in those meetings. I finish the schoolwork in 10-15 minutes at least, but my teachers don't let us answer the schoolwork until the class is over but I've already studied the part that they were going to discuss so I just end up not paying attention because I just want to answer the schoolwork so I could have more time doing some of the projects that my other teachers assigned (essays, crafts, etc) but I just have to sit there and listen to something that I already know.

    IN CONCLUSION: I would get more work done if there weren't any meetings

  37. July 4, 2021

    my parents are pretty strict, so they decided to put my desktop in the living room. which is cold, dark, and loud. My dad comes home and watches tv in the living room which distracts me and I leave and then I don't end up studying.

  38. July 4, 2021
    Shreyas Chauhan

    does anyone have a link to the extension

  39. July 4, 2021
    Avery Avocado

    studyquill: humans aren’t wired to be focused for a long time
    my school: 6 HoUrS oF wOrK aNd cAlLs wItH oNlY oNe bReAk BuT iTs lUnCh aNd iTs NoT eVeN aN hOuR lOnG!

    plus homework which is 1-2 hours


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