The September 2012 Scientific American stated that most teachers would agree it is important for students to remember much of what they read. One of the most common sights on high school and college campuses is that of students poring over textbooks, yellow highlighter in hand, marking the pertinent passages. In the process, they often end up highlighting most of the page. Later in the semester, to prepare for their exams, students hit the textbooks again, rereading the yellow blocks of text. Yet, studies have shown that highlighting and rereading text is among the least effective ways for students to remember the content of what they have read.
A far more effective technique is for students to quiz themselves. … >>>READ MORE >>> →