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Why should being 16 preclude someone from studying advanced or technical topics? Even if 1's post wasn't a general statement, not all teenagers subscribe to the anti-intellectualism that has pervaded many Western societies. Some of them might want to spend free time reading up on things that interest them (which could include the liver), or get ahead and prepare for their futures if they aspire to have careers in medicine.

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Sometimes this leads to a 15 year old believing they are an expert in psychology... A lot of us burned that kids body in a giant bonfire...

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It seems like OP is just wasting highlighter to me.. When instead they could just decide to agree that the whole book is important and stop highlighting

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That sucks! Hate it when that happens, accidentally did it with the book I was reading for English homework.

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I transcribe everything I deem exceptionally important into a separate notebook. I once tried the highlighting method and ended up with a fluorescent book.

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A strategy I learned in my high school short story class is to write notes/annotations on the margin of each passage. That way you process what you are reading and you can basically find a summary of the passage without re-reading like you would if you highlighted. Try that instead, Op.

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Read it. Write it. Type it. Make a three year old understand it. Good, now you've got it! And OP, erasable highlighter.

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50, Please explain how that is a bad way to study? What works for you may not work for other people and also the other way around.

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That's usually how I think too. If it wasn't important it wouldn't be in the damn book!

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Highliting irks me. It vandalizes the books and is not too helpful. Most things in a text are important, and it good to summarize or just reread to get a good understanding and context while studying.

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I have a teacher that always says highlighting everything is like highlighting nothing. Definitely not a good approach. OP will just end up seeing neon in his sleep

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The test isn't really a concern here, the fact that OP is in med school and probably trying to become a doctor is. You have to know a lot when people are directly putting their health and money in your hands. However, highlighting also loses it's point if you highlight everything. It's better to identify the main points and highlight those to hopefully remind you of the rest of it. If everything is special, then there's nothing special about it.

i know the feeling! Same happens here. Thats when i realized, 'Hey, these seem important but it isn't really!' mainly you should highlight important words and use sticky notes.

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Highlighting every single word can also shows that you do not know how to paraphrase or take what is important from a text.

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