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Conclusion

The hypothesis that the participants will perform better in the test when they highlighted their own essays has not been conclusively proven to be correct.

A good memory is very important for students who have to remember a lot of facts before sitting for an examination. There are a lot of techniques used to help them remember things better. Some students will make short notes while others will read their textbooks over and over again. Most students have the habit of highlighting their notes to mark the important points. This may help them to focus only on those points the next time they revise their notes.

Also consider

This science fair project can also be done using participants of a different age group.

The experiment may be modified to test the effects of using different color highlighters on test results.
 

References

Memory - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory

What is memory retention - http://ezinearticles.com/?What-is-Memory-Retention?&id=996416

Are you stressed by studying for exams? - http://ezinearticles.com/?Are-You-Stressed-by-Studying-for-Exams?-Study-More-Efficiently!&id=246185
 

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Complexity level:
3
Project cost ($):
20
Time required:
1 day for preparation, 3 days for experiment
Material availability:
Easily found at a bookstore or supermarket
Safety concerns:

None