Outlining your reading material is a beneficial method for demonstrating that you understand the material you have read. Additional a benefits of outlining your reading material include:
Study Tip: Use 3 different colored highlighters mark topic sentences, keyphrases, supporting details.
Color 1: Topic Sentences
Color 2: Key Phrases
Color 3: Supporting Details
Level 1: Group Name (Subject Matter) of related Topic Sentences; label with Roman numerals (I, II, III, IV, V, ...)
Level 2: Topic Sentences; label with capital letters (A, B, C, D, E, ...)
Level 3: Supporting details; label with Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...)