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Choosing an exercise book depends on your needs when it comes to studying.
There are a variety of different sizes and rulings to suit different subjects, ensuring you’re covered when it comes to class time. In this buying guide, we will take you through our wide range of exercise books and the different types, sizes, and ruling types to make deciphering your book list easier.
Our range of exercise books accommodates different ruling heights throughout to cater to the student journey from young beginners in primary school, to developed learners in secondary education. This way, fulfilling your school booklist is less complicated. There is everything from 8mm ruling heights for those who are already proficient with handwriting, to 24mm dotted thirds for younger ones at the beginning of their student journey. Grid, graph, and quadrant ruled books also come in different grid sizes, to cater to various age groups. NSW and QLD exercise books use different ruling heights and colours to fit state-specific booklists.
Ruled pages commonly have an 8mm ruling width and are useful for students who have already developed their handwriting skills.
Grid, graph, and quadrant-ruled exercise books are great for practicing mathematical and scientific formulas. The grid-ruling gives you space to layout your equations, and graph books include a plain border for drawing a graph’s axis.
Exercise books that are ruled with dotted thirds are designed for primary school students starting their handwriting journey, with the dotted guides providing ample space for young learners to practice each letter.
Music books utilise the stave-ruling type, which is 5 parallel lines designed to display the pitch of each musical note. Some music books are stave-ruled on one side, with 8 mm line-ruling on the other, so you can write out your musical notes, and document musical theory.
Discover the range of exercise books for school available at Officeworks.
A4 & 9x7"” Exercise Books
The standard A4 and 9x7"” exercise book come in an 8 mm ruling type, but our range includes a variety of specialty rulings so that all your booklist needs are covered and available in one place.Shop Now
Binder books differ slightly to standard A4 and 9x7"” exercise books, as they are hole punched so you can fit them into a ring binder. The binder books in our range are usually 8 mm ruled, with a variety of page counts to suit the needs of every student.Shop Now
Exercise books that are ruled in dotted thirds are a booklist essential for primary school students so that they can finesse their handwriting skills in preparation for secondary education. They act as a guide for young learners to master the nuances of each number and letter, so as they get older, they can confidently move to books with smaller ruling heights to fit more information on the page. Dotted thirds exercise books come in a varying sizes and page counts, so that no matter your preference, a dotted third solution is available.Shop Now
Botany books are a great way for late primary and early secondary students in classes like geography, social studies, and science subjects. They have a mixture of ruled pages and blank pages, so you can write learning notes beside a hypothesis, or draw up maps beside written information.Shop Now
Project & Story Books
Project and Story Books are ideal for primary school students, as the pages are designed for them to draw a picture and then write about it, pairing visual and written learning. They come in either dotted thirds or single ruled.Shop Now
Graph, Grid & Science Books
Graph, grid, and science books come in grid, graph, and quadrant ruling types so that students can space out their equations, visually display information, and more. They are available in a variety of sizes and page counts so that there is always one to suit different uses. A grid book’s ruling extends to the edge of the page, whereas a graph book has a plain border along the edge for drawing a graph’s axis. Science books feature both graph and line ruled pages for writing up a hypothesis on one page and laying out formulas on the other.Shop Now
Music manuscript books have staved lines and come in different sizes to suit your needs. Some also pair staved and ruled pages, for writing out notes and composition alongside theory and lyrics.Shop Now
School scrapbooks are blank canvases for students to approach learning in their own way. The blank pages serve as a companion for creative flair so that learners can write notes and sketch without any rulings. They can even be used to glue in pictures and print outs from the teacher.Shop Now
Loose Leaf & Exam Paper
Loose leaf and exam paper packs contain individual sheets that secondary students can use in preparation for tests and exams. They come in various pack sizes ranging from 50-200 sheets, with basic rulings or dotted third rulings. Some options have binding holes, so learners can add reference sheets and loose notes to a binder to stay organised throughout the semesters.Shop Now
Subject notebooks are a premium, streamlined way for secondary students to approach their school subjects. These large page count study companions are divided into different subject categories so that they can approach all their learning in one easy-to-use book. The dividers in some have pouches for sliding in loose notes and exam papers, providing a storage solution to stay organised.Shop Now
Recycled Exercise Books
At Officeworks, we have exercise books that are sustainable and great for environmentally conscious learners. A wide range of our books are FSC certified and 100% recycled, meaning that their construction supports healthy forest, protects wildlife, and is ethically sourced. Officeworks also have the Restoring Australia initiative, where we will plant two trees for every one used, making our range the greener choice for your booklist.Shop Now
The paper gsm of an exercise book is the weight of each page. Most premium exercise books have a 70gsm paper weight so that students can write on both sides of the page. For learners in primary school, the 100gsm scrapbooks are suitable for use with creative tools, crayons and markers. Other book styles such as tracing pads come in a paper weight range of 60-90gsm, but keep in mind that they are also made with a more transparent paper stock.
Exercise books come in a variety of different sizes to suit your needs. The most common throughout our range are A4 and 9x7"” sizes, which are ideal for students to take on the go. There are larger sizes available for young learners in primary school practicing specific skills or needing more room to establish their creative flair. You can filter through our array of selections by the size you need, to make putting your booklist together a little easier.
Page count is an important factor in an exercise book, especially when it comes to choosing one to suit your needs. A higher page count is great for long-term use so you can document notes over multiple terms, and a smaller page count is great for a more streamlined approach, where you can separate your subjects into smaller books for organized referencing later. Our range features a variety of page counts which will make fulfilling the requirements of your booklist easier.