By ThisisMedSchool - United States - Johnson City
Today, while studying liver pathology and highlighting important lines in my textbook, I realized that I could count the number of words I hadn't highlighted on one hand, over the last six pages. FML
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  preps87  |  0

Do you know what I hate? I hate it when I'm at school, minding my own business, when all of a sudden the smallest kid in the school runs up to me, sticks his finger in my ear, and screams "YOLO" at the top of his lungs. I hate that.

  SaturnV  |  25

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.

  X_Codes  |  11

@27 - No, it's not. Hilighting the textbook is actually one of the least effective ways to study. If that's how you study, then you really should learn a better study habit.

  Welshite  |  39

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

  ColdplaySucks  |  18

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.

  nogood9  |  4

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.

  Tthug  |  34

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.

By  itsucksomg  |  6

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.