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Gear Up for College Gameday

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. 

 

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Sharpie Highlighters: College or Bust!

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
  • CERRITOS COLLEGE
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY
  • UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
  • WAKE TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • WEBSTER UNIVERSITY

Thursday (8/26) & Friday (8/27)

  • AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
  • BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
  • 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
  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY
  • MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • MIAMI DADE COLLEGE – KENDALL CAMPUS
  • MIAMI UNIVERSITY-OXFORD
  • NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
  • NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
  • PALOMAR COLLEGE
  • PHOENIX COLLEGE
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY
  • RIO HONDO COLLEGE
  • SADDLEBACK 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
  • VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

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
  • GEORGETOWN 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)
  • REGIS UNIVERSITY
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-CAMDEN
  • ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY – QUEENS CAMPUS
  • SUFFOLK COUNTY CC – AMMERMAN CAMPUS
  • SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
  • 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)

  • BOSTON COLLEGE
  • 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
  • STANFORD UNIVERSITY
  • UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
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Highlight What’s Right!

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 from CliffNotes.com

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

  

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