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I highlight too much, how can I decide what info is worth highlighting and what isn’t?

I often use up all of the ink in my highlighters because I highlight everything in my notes and textbooks. What can I do to decide what I should be highlighting and underlining? #highlight

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Victoria (Tori)’s Answer

Hello! This is actually a very common problem for students. In high school my teacher would make fun of me for highlighting my textbook to the point that the entire thing was yellow (or pink ). To fix this, I started a new tactic where I would read an entire section and not highlight at all until I was finished. I would go back to the passages I had read and highlight what I knew was important after reading! Although this sounds like more work, it was surprisingly easy to retroactively remember what was important and go back and highlight smaller sections. Also, I tried to keep in mind to only highlight "key words".

Victoria (Tori) recommends the following next steps:

Try to limit your highlighter usage by using it retroactively.
Only highlight key words and avoid highlighting the "fluff".
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