Tip of the Week

March 26, 2018

A solution to a sea of yellow highlights

Many students have a hard time identifying the most important information in a particular text. So when it comes to highlighting, entire pages of text often become a sea of yellow, entirely defeating the purpose. When that happens, it’s time to put down the highlighter and pick up a pencil. Have your child write notes in the margin in her own words (or, if she doesn’t own the book, on sticky notes). She should aim for one or two succinct notes per page. This active reading exercise will require her to stop and think carefully about what she’s read and push her to try to identify only the most important aspects of the text.