The secrets behind highlighting your work
November 24, 2016
Highlighting can be one of the most effective ways of learning, if you do it properly. So take note of these 4 tips to help you get the most out of your study time:
Understand the information
Before highlighting you need to understand the information. This requires a fair amount of concentration and thought and will actually involve reading the text! All effective learning is not just input, it also involves output. So refrain from highlighting on the first time of reading your materials.
Highlight only the main points
Avoid highlighting huge heaps of information. Only highlight the main key words or bits of information that are relevant to the question you’ve been asked. This could be the main ideas, facts, or statistics.
Colour coding will help navigate you to the piece of information you need easily and quickly. Why not highlight all of the statistics in one colour and main dates and facts in another? This will make key information stand out and help find what you need at a later date.
Once you have highlighted everything that you need to in your course pack, you should go back and make notes. Breaking down the information will make it easier for you to learn, understand and memorise.