You might have never thought about it before, but a nice pen and a good notebook can actually boost your grades. How so? 

In 2014, a behavioral neuroscience study (the University of California and Princeton University) revealed that taking notes by hand improves students’ performance with conceptual questions more than using digital devices for note-taking. Besides, jotting the pieces of lecture or other information down improves retention and helps recall what you’ve memorized faster.