Highlighting every word of textbook still most effective form of revision

EXPERTS have confirmed that taking a highlighter to 150 straight pages of a textbook is guaranteed to make you pass your exams.

Scientific studies have found that the act of dragging a garish marker pen across page after page of written text immediately transfers 100 per cent of the information directly to your long-term memory.

Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute for Studies, said: “We have found a definitive link between turning words bright blue or yellow and remembering them under exam conditions. If you can also put some sticky labels on the text then that’s even better.”

“It’s a commonly held misconception that the best way to prepare for an exam is to develop some kind of rudimentary understanding of the subject matter. That is not the case.”

Student Emma Bradford said: “At the moment I’m battling highlighter fatigue and I’ve only turned two thirds of Dickens’ works fluorescent orange.

“Last week I accidentally underlined some of someone’s science dissertation so I now have an impeccable knowledge of quantum physics.”