Highlighting is used to organize what you have read. Some people using highlighting will use different colored highlighters to represent different information. Example: Red represents all main ideas. Yellow represents Supporting Details to that Main Idea.
Steps to being a good Highlighter: Read through the selection first. Reread and begin to highlight main ideas and their supporting details. Do NOT highlight the entire sentence. Try to only highlight the facts which are important. In the margins, write down related topics or ideas you have as you read.
When you study pay attention to the highlighted information and information you wrote down within the margins.
Adapted from the CRISS - Project