Can you smell it?! The sweet scent of the NCAA is in the air! Today I got some inspiration to write about showing off your team’s colors and what better way to gear up than to make a one of a kind piece of apparel to show off?
This morning, Sharpie’s senior brand manager, Ben asked if I had any college apparel that I’d made with Sharpie markers lying around. Surprisingly enough, I don’t have anything conveniently stored at my desk, but I did have something else: 1 Plain White T-Shirt and a handful of Sharpie markers. And of course, like every responsible sports fan, the ability to draw my alma mater’s mascot like a pro.
This took all of 30 minutes this morning and I hope that it stirs up a little inspiration in you to make a Game Day tee of your own. If you’re not good at drawing, tracing is man’s best friend – courtesy of Word Art, I printed out letters, put them under the t-shirt and traced “Rock Chalk.”
(Please pardon the wrinkles. We needed a Sharpie sports tee this morning and needed one fast – This one was crammed in a filing cabinet.)
On the topic of Gameday, we’ve also got a great How-To video for customizing a Bean Bag Toss set found on Sharpie’s YouTube page.
Sharpie will be across the country, visiting 100 college campuses this Fall! At Follett bookstores across the US, Sharpie ambassadors will be present, decked out in neon tees, handing out coupons for Sharpie Highlighters, scribbling with Sharpie markers, and gearing you up for your 2010 Fall semester. Drop by and hang out with us for a bit!
Don’t forget to enter to win free textbooks for you and two friends online at Sharpie’s Facebook Fan Page – Click on the “Sweepstakes Tab” to enter!
Hop on over to the official Sharpie Blog for more info on Sharpie’s Right to Highlight Sweepstakes!
Thursday (8/19) & Friday 8(20)
CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE – CENTRAL CAMPUS
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
WAKE TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Thursday (8/26) & Friday (8/27)
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-NORTHRIDGE
CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF DuPAGE
CUNY BERNARD M BARUCH COLLEGE
DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE – ANKENY
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
INDIANA-PURDUE UNIVERSITY-FORT WAYNE
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE INDIANAPOLIS CAMPUS
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE LAFAYETTE CAMPUS
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE SOUTH BEND CAMPUS
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE TERRE HAUTE CAMPUS
JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY
MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE – CENTER CAMPUS
MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MIAMI DADE COLLEGE – KENDALL CAMPUS
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
RIO HONDO COLLEGE
SAINT CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY
SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE
SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE
ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE
TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHAMPAIGN
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT LINCOLN
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS EL PASO
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SAN ANTONIO
Thursday (9/2) & Friday (9/3)
BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY – SACRAMENTO
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT DOMINGUEZ HILLS
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS
FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE – SOUTH CAMPUS
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
JACKSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS
LONE STAR COLLEGE – NORTH HARRIS
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY
OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
ORANGE COAST COLLEGE
QUEENS COLLEGE (CUNY)
ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY – QUEENS CAMPUS
SUFFOLK COUNTY CC – AMMERMAN CAMPUS
TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE TRINITY RIVER CAMPUS
THE CITY COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO – NORTH CAMPUS
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS – PAN AMERICAN
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN SAINT LOUIS
WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY
Thursday (9/9) & Friday (9/10)
CINCINNATI STATE TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
MOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – LA CROSSE
Thursday (9/23) & Friday (9/24)
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY EAST BAY HAYWARD CAMPUS
I bet you can’t name one student over the age of 18 that doesn’t own a highlighter…
That’s because highlighting is often an important part of note taking, reading and studying - especially in college! College students are inundated with information overload and use highlighters daily as a tool to cut through the clutter to help them clarify, organize, and synthesize subject matter. Highlighting helps to cut down the excess so that students can more easily focus on the main concepts that are important to them and study more effectively and efficiently.
Highlighting correctly can be very helpful for students, however it can often be a distraction when done incorrectly. Have you ever looked back through your textbook after reading a chapter only to find either, A) You had so perfectly colored every page a bright neon hue that your kindergarten-self would be jealous? Or B) you retained ab-so-lute-ly NOTHING? If you answered yes to either (most likely both), you are a victim of “Over-Highlighting”!!
Don't be a victim of Over-Highlighting!
“Over-Highlighting” is a common problem while reading – Take a look at your friend’s notebook or textbook next time you’re at the library – I promise you’ll see entirely too much highlighting. To keep this time-waster from happening you’ve got to stay focused and refrain from getting caught up in mindlessly “coloring” the page.
Try applying some of these tips on highlighting text effectively fromCliffNotes.com:
Focus on the main point– and that may not be the entire sentence.It’s perfectly okay to highlight only key terms or parts of sentences. In fact, you may get a better sense of the main idea of a paragraph if you highlight a string of words (excluding extraneous information) that lets you glean the main idea at a glance.
Consider reading the entire paragraph, and then going back and highlighting the important words and ideas.If you highlight from the start, you may not be sure of the paragraph’s purpose and how to best capture that purpose or idea with your highlighter.
If you buy a used textbook or other reading material, look for one with little or no highlighting. It’s hard to ignore the previous owner’s highlighting. In addition to highlighting, consider jotting notes in the margins, next to passages.
Now, don’t be a victim, highlight effectively and efficiently. Above all else,
Highlight so that you get an A on the test!
Sharpie Highlighters are the number one choice when it comes to highlighting and doing so effectively. Available in 8 different styles and 10 bold fluorescent colors, there’s a Sharpie Highlighter for your every need: