When highlighting passages in your textbooks, print-outs and study notes, it does help to have a consistent colour system.
You obviously have to make it relevant to your field of study. For example, lawyers are apparently taught to colour-code using red highlighters for the holdings of a case, green for general law, yellow for facts etc.
A medical student might colour-code Latin terms, diagnoses, procedures etc.
This is my system:
The trick is not to go overboard with the colours. Only highlight what is necessary, because a completely colourful text will end up confusing you.
Having an organized binder for your study material is important. There’s nothing worse than not remembering where exactly you wrote down the homework or getting your papers all mixed up.
Being a student myself and having just re-organized my entire binder, I thought I’d share my system with you.
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