4 science-backed ways toward better learning (Hint: drop the highlighter)

Even though highlighting is a widespread practice to help us learn and remember information, it actually does very little. It turns out that highlighting isn’t the only common strategy that doesn’t really help you learn. Others include underlining and rereading, which are popular study tools but are not effective. Recent journal articles and the book Make It Stick point us in the direction of effective learning strategies. Here are four of them.

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