Don’t go back to school with just the basics. These products are well designed and sure to impress your fellow classmates (and even teachers).

By Sydney Hershman
August 17, 2016
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Say goodbye to dusty, white chalk and hello to these vivid varieties. These can write on glass, paper, whiteboards, and (yep) chalkboards and will wipe off of non-porous surfaces with ease. To buy: $8, intlarrivals.com.
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Pilot FriXion Light Erasable Highlighters

Ever highlighted an entire paragraph while studying and wish you could undo it? (Guilty!) These precision-tip highlighters are an upgrade to the classic study tool and allow you to remove any unintentional marks.

To buy: $6 for 3, staples.com.

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Tiptop Pencil With Sharpener Cap

Available in four bright colors (with the standard #2 graphite center), you can write, sharpen, and erase without ever leaving your seat. So clean out your jam-packed pencil case and swap in this all-in-one tool.

To buy: $3 each, cwpencils.com.

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Wordlock

Have a hard time remembering your 3-digit locker combo? Now you can secure your gym clothes and heavy books behind a 5-letter-word combination that is simple to reset if you need a change.

To buy: $10, amazon.com.

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Chalk-O-Rama Dustless Chalk Crayons

Say goodbye to dusty, white chalk and hello to these vivid varieties. These can write on glass, paper, whiteboards, and (yep) chalkboards and will wipe off of non-porous surfaces with ease.

To buy: $8, intlarrivals.com.

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Dry Erase Memo Board

Transform any empty wall in your home into a mini classroom or memo board with this handy decal. Practice math problems or post reminders for upcoming spelling tests, then easily erase it all away for the following week’s study sessions.

To buy: $50, fathead.com.

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Snap-On Silicone Ruler

A fashionable accessory that is both fun and functional. This snap bracelet doubles as a ruler so you can measure any item and complete homework assignments, even while on the go.

To buy: $6, officedepot.com.