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Sharpie Gel Highlighter is For (Book) Lovers.

Today is a day for the book lovers, a day for the classics, a day for the sound of cracking spines and the indescribable smell of a REAL LIVE book (remember those?!) in your hands.  To non-book lovers or the e- Reader fanatic these may seem like trivial details but WE know…it’s not just the story but the aesthetic elements AROUND the story that fuel our passion for our favorite past time. Poetic, right?

Seriously though,  there’s something about real old fashioned ink and paper that scream “MARK ME UP!” From textbooks to Tolstoy, the experience isn’t complete without a highlighter in hand.

Swipe a favorite passage, tag a word that you only pretend to know and secretly go back and check, scrawl intellectual phrases in the margins that leave the next reader thinking you are so profound and astute it’s intimidating; it’s up to you, and the Gel highlighter is ready when you are.

It is the perfect tool when reading for pleasure or educational advancement, as it will stay as bright and fresh from the moment you uncap until you need a  reading respite (maybe more frequently when thumbing through a textbook). Although I try to avoid non-recreational reading at all costs, sometimes you have to bite the bullet and study; and if you need to do it, do it right the first time.

So, to help you do just that I have included a list of highlighting and reading tips from Studentle that are sure to make you the brightest in the classroom!

  • Read the text. The first thing that you have to do is to read the text so that you know which words and phrases to highlight. While reading, make sure that you understand the text. Take note of the important details that you need to highlight. If you already know the content of the text that you are reading, it will be easier for you to determine which words and phrases to highlight later on.
  • Highlight important parts. Now you can highlight the important parts of the text. Make sure that you leave off unnecessary parts. Highlight important terms, dates, definitions and concepts. You can also take note of the important things that the teacher discusses so that it will be easier for you to study for a text. Some people tend to highlight chunks of text and end up having a whole paragraph completely highlighted. Avoid doing this.
  • Use different colors. It may sometimes be more helpful if you use different colors for highlighting. Use one color for all the terms and another color for the definitions of each word. Use a different color for the concepts and facts. This will make it easier for you to find what you are looking for, especially if the text is too long. When using different colors, make a small note on the side of the text so that you know which colors correspond with the text that you highlighted.
  • Go over the things you highlighted. After highlighting, go over the text one more time to see if you did not skip anything important. This will also give you a chance to review the text and understand the things that are important. Afterwards, you can study your textbook and just focus on the important points that you have already highlighted. This is very useful especially if you are studying for an upcoming test.
  • Choose bright colors. Another important thing that you need to consider is the color of highlighter that you are going to use. It is best to stay away from dark colored highlighters such as blue or purple since it can darken the text and make it harder for you to study. Stick with fluorescent colors such as yellow, green, orange or pink.


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Sharpie’s Right to Highlight Sweepstakes

There is one glitch in the collegiate system…  For most, college is pure joy – You’re on your own with this newfound independence, the rents can’t ask you where you’re going, who’s going to be there, or what time you’ll be home.  You are at that stage of life when technically you’re an adult but somehow can get away with things that would never fly in the real world!  In college, you build lifelong friendships.  You face your fears & take on challenges you never thought possible.  You find out who you are and want to be.  And let’s be honest, this is the only time in your life when it is socially acceptable and you are physically capable of going out 7 nights in a row and still be productive the next day!  Bottom line, college is awesome.

BUT (there’s always a “but”) there is one downfall… Shelling out the cash for books!  That’s at least twice a year when you are forced to pay +$600 for textbooks!  It’s like a friend stabbing you in the front  - You see it coming, you know it’s going to hurt and then AAHH! You’re hit!  If only a saint could come down and lift this burden.

TOO BAD! (bursting your bubble)   There is no saint!  Fortunately, for you there IS Sharpie!  Sharpie can’t magically make textbooks free or drop prices to $0.25 but we can offer something else… How about letting us pick up the tab next semester?

You heard right – Let Sharpie cover your textbook expenses!  Currently on Facebook, we’re giving you the chance to have your textbooks PAID FOR next semester for you AND 2 friends in Sharpie’s Right to Highlight Sweepstakes! Imagine what you can do with all that extra cash!

Sharpie’s Right to Highlight Sweepstakes

Here’s the rundown:

Sharpie is giving you the chance to win free textbooks for a semester for you and two friends when you enter Sharpie’s Right to Highlight Sweepstakes.  To enter, you must be an enrolled college student and “Like” Sharpie on Facebook.  Next, complete and submit the entry form provided.  After you’ve submitted, choose two other lucky undergrads to share this GRAND prize with!  

Head over to Facebook  for all the details & enter Sharpie’s Right to Highlight Sweepstakes for your chance to win!

 We’re not done yet!  In addition to the grand prize, we will also be giving away FREE weekly Sharpie Prize packs on Facebook!  Once you enter you are instantly qualified to win so keep checking back with Sharpie’s Facebook page to see if you won!  –Because who doesn’t love free swag!?


**Having trouble deciding on whom you should share the gift of free textbooks with?  Here are 10 People to consider:

  1. Your T.A. – Sucking up goes a looong way.
  2. Bouncer/Doorman – Because you look so much cooler walking to the front of the line.  
  3. Wingman – He’s always got your back.
  4. Your blackmailer – Maybe they’ll finally destroy the evidence!
  5. Golf team captain - Cars may not be allowed on campus, but no one said anything about golf carts! Skip the hike & hitch a ride to class!
  6. The cook at your dorm/fraternity or sorority/campus food court- They’ll pack you leftovers for the days when class runs long & the nights you work late.
  7. The DJ – He’ll skip over the songs you hate!
  8. That girl who never misses class…ever! - Hit the snooze too many times?  Not to worry, she’s already made a copy of her super extensive notes.
  9. Barista at the campus coffee shop – Waiting in line for coffee is never fun at 7AM.
  10. Party Pics photographer - He’ll hit “delete” for the times when you’re not the most photogenic.

 Enter to win now!