What Color is Your Student’s Highlighter?
Finals are upon us and your student is probably using different color highlighters on his notes and papers. Well, contrary to popular wisdom, highlighting notes or blocks of text in different colors is not an effective practice for ADDers. Using one color works well, but multi-colored highlighting taxes the brain. The same thing holds true for using different colors pen ink for notes from different courses. It adds several steps to the process and creates the mental equivalent of cardiac arrest for someone with ADHD.
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