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    I just wondered if people found that highlighting important sections in their notes helped them read or revise it. The reason of this is i was in an economics lecture yesterday and the girl in front of me seemed to be doing a lot of highlighting and underlining - I would estimate around 30% of the text on the few pages I saw were highlighten. The lecture notes wern't very detailed, so there didn't seem to be any need to actually highlight, and I would have just thought this amount of higlighting would make it easier to read.

    So when you get given a set of printed notes in lectures or classes do you just scribble notes on them, write notes on another sheet of paper or highlight or underline key words and phrases - and do you find it helpful when you come to revise?

    Oh one more thing - the girl I mentioned earlier was also highlighting titles and page numbers, which may mean she was just bored, rather than suffering from excessive highlighting.
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    highlighting more than 5% of the words on a page is sad and for people of low intelligence
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    (Original post by edders)
    highlighting more than 5% of the words on a page is sad and for people of low intelligence
    So those of us that can't be bothered to highlight anything are super-intelligent?
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    (Original post by theone)
    So those of us that can't be bothered to highlight anything are super-intelligent?
    as i fall into that category id say... yes
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    (Original post by edders)
    as i fall into that category id say... yes
    Agreed
 
 
 
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