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1 A NNOTATE G ENEROUSLY ; H IGHLIGHT S PARINGLY Tips for better learning, better understanding, and better recall Dr. Maggie McLaughlin, Director of Advising Services, Florida Gateway College

2 W HAT DOES IT MEAN TO ANNOTATE ? Circle unfamiliar words Highlight special terms, numbers, formulas, quotes In the margin, turn a topic sentence into a question In the margin, write a short summary in your own words Use emoticons or other marks In the margin, list important points Note anything that needs clarification

3 D IFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO APPROACHES Initially, little effort Doesn’t require focused energy Excellent for someone with a photographic memory Passive Review of highlighted portions doesn’t enlighten Initially, more effort Requires attentiveness Activates many senses Activates long term memory Review of annotated material is enlightening HighlightAnnotate

4 An Example Of an Annotated Text


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