Monday, February 21, 2011
Is Using a Hightlighter a Good Study Tool?
I have seen many students use a highlighter to the point that it is difficult to tell exactly what the student determines to be valuable information. I've learned over the years and by own personal experience that a highlighter is not a necessary or productive study tool. With the direct connection between the hand and the brain, writing is still the bests tool for learning new material. The key is to read and reread. Sometimes it appears that all the information in a text is important, and, it is or it would note be included, but the key is to know what content is necessary to help a student understand the essential learnings of the material. The only way to understand content fully is to read it over and over.