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Highlighting vs. Notetaking

Question: I'm in college and wondering if it's smarter to write notes on what I read in textbooks or handouts or simply highlight important information in the actual textbook or handout when trying to learn the material for a future test. What are the pros and cons of each? -- Uncertain
       Answer: Either highlighting directly or taking notes on material can prepare you to take tests covering information you need to know. Only you can decide which method helps you review and learn the material most effectively.
       
       The Pros of Highlighting:

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