The Best and Worst Learning Techniques: Highlighting Is a Waste of Time:
Some of the most common strategies for retaining knowledge are the least effective, according to a new report.
Highlighting and underlining led the authors’ list of ineffective learning strategies. Although they are common practices, studies show they offer no benefit beyond simply reading the text.
The most effective study practices are spreading out your study sessions, rather than engaging in one marathon, and practice testing. There are many great online resources to help students test themselves on what they have learned. StudyBlue and StudyStack are two free websites that help students quiz themselves using digital flashcards.