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05/09/2017
To many students, a highlighter is a trusty companion during their study sessions. However, there's much debate about the actual efficiency of simply highlighting a textbook to assimilate information. Employing a highlighter to study can be useful, but only if it's done correctly. To learn how a highlighter can advance your efforts to learn your school material effectively, continue reading.

How to Study with a Highlighter

Employ Different Colors

Using a yellow highlighter to make every piece of information stand out will do everything but that. Designate a highlighter color for each type of information (names, definitions, dates), so you can easily recognize what you're studying.

Use Them to Highlight

If you use your highlighter to take notes on your textbooks, you'll surely end up confused. That's why you should only use your highlighters to emphasize important information.

Highlight the Second Time Around

At first glance, everything in your textbook can seem important. That's why it's recommended that you don't start highlighting until your second or third read. This way, you'll be able to assimilate the information, and you'll become more critical of what truly matters.

Don't Overdo It

One of the biggest risks you run when highlighting is overdoing it. But remember: when everything is accentuated, nothing is. As mentioned above, hold back and have a critical eye about what's really important to highlight effectively.

Employ Other Study Methods

Highlighting isn't a substitute, but an aid to other study methods. If you want to actually learn, it's a good idea to use highlighters to help you take notes, for example. You can read your textbook, highlight the important pieces, take notes about them, and then highlight your notes. This will help you process the information better.

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