when highlighing in books what are some ideas for topics and colors
@milaficent @raulpacheco i have sharpies, post it flags, and highlighters all keyed to one another and particular meanings.
Some of my students ask why I use pink, yellow, green and blue highlighter. I use yellow for fundamental ideas. Green for second level.
- To pick out the important parts of a text on which to base your own notes.
- To identify the key parts of your own notes once they are written for your own reference.
- If you have a text that you will need to read and re-read over a course of several years and want to remind yourself of the key concepts efficiently.
Why doesn’t highlighting work for these people? They don’t know how to use a highlighter effectively.
Color-coding your notes can help you organize information more effectively and study more efficiently. Optimize your color-coding system and make it a highlight of your study strategy by using the five tips in this article.
Think of color-coding like road signs: If there were too many road signs, you would be bombarded with too much information and you might even get lost.
When using an eBook, teachers should ask students to:
Teachers may wish to have students use various colors of highlighters to identify main ideas from details (e.g., use orange to represent main ideas and yellow to represent supporting details).
Simply put, annotation refers to adding your own thoughts or insights into a book or text.
One of the lowest-pressure ways to annotate your book is by using tabs. While this is the least permanent method, you will have to remember to carry around your pack of tabs wherever you carry your book. There are a few ways to approach annotation via tabs: