Lesson #11: Reading & Studying for Tests Step 4
Marking Text Underlining Most done in ink Use ruler as guide to keep neat Highlighting Use watercolor felt pen Easy to spot
Rules for Marking Text: #1 Read paragraph BEFORE marking. Select most important info one paragraph at a time. Requires reading & thinking Make conscious effort to determine important info Don’t mark because it looks important Is it important or extras?
Rules for Marking Text: #2A 2) Select key words & phrases to mark I.D. key words & ideas in paragraph Sometimes key sentences too Do NOT over mark – becomes ineffective Purpose: Help review for tests or quick reference Become to study notes Use “?” to mark questionable comments Place “*” for important info
Rules for Marking Text: #2B Use “**” for MOST important info Determine all marked info as valuable Write notes in margins REVIEW marked material Make it worth your study time
Rules for Marking Text: #3 Use “standout” ink from text Highlighters Colored pencils Multi-colored ink pens