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Strategy #6: Using sticky notes for annotation and notetaking

No matter what we say, some students cannot be convinced to write in their textbooks. For these students, sticky notes can be used as a type of annotation. Although this can be accomplished with one color of sticky notes, multiple colors can be used to emphasize different types of ideas such as yellow for main ideas, red for supporting ideas, and so on. Adding page and paragraph numbers at the bottom of the notes is good practice for the type of notetaking they will be using for research activities during their academic careers and can prevent a potential disaster if the stickies come loose. This is also a good annotation strategy for library or borrowed books.

Strategy 6 - explanation of variation in sticky color