Brilliant Brainloading™ BOOSTER: Underlining / Highlighting

What To DO

I know the temptation is to mark up books / ebooks and resources with lots of underlining and highlighting for whatever you find interesting. It makes you feel good.  However, your brain can’t process all of those mark-ups.  Too many mark-ups confuses your brain.  

So, underline and/or highlight ONLY TERMS and their definitions using a specific coloured highlighter (e.g., yellow) for both online and/or paper-based documents.

How It Helps You Brilliantly Brainload™ 

Research into the best brainloading techniques shows that highlighting or underlining a lot of content doesn’t do much good.  However, highlighting and/or underlining just the definitions and their terms really helps because you are training your brain to know that one specific highlighted colour or underlining is for ONE purpose. 

Terms and their definitions are critical building blocks to understanding.  Without them, your brain doesn’t know where to hang the information.

Later on, when reviewing the content, your brain will easily track to the terms and their definitions. If you don’t learn definitions then you are missing the meaning of what you’re reading.  The more terminology CONCEPTS brain hooks you have the better.

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About the Author

Valerie Dixon, M.Ed., CTDP, President and Chief Learnware Architect of Learnware Design Inc., ( is a leading expert in the field of Talent Development. Valerie has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of performance needs analysis, learning strategy development and learning design and development for all types of media. She is a recognized thought leader for how to create and implement training programs that accelerate time to competence.

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