[An animation demonstrating how to select and highlight using an iPad]
Selecting on the iPad can be a difficult experience. This is due in part to the way Apple has designed the gesture for selecting.
The best way to use the highlight feature in assignments is to select the last word in the section that is being highlighted.
To select on an iPad, press and hold a finger on the word that you wish to select.
When you release your finger, two lines with blue circles will appear on the sides of the selected word. Take a finger, tap on the blue dot to the left and drag it over the text you wish to select.
If the highlighted section jumps, thats normal, just select the blue dot on either side of the selected text and drag it over the remaining text to be selected.
Once the text is selected you may use the highlight feature to pick a highlighter color and add notations.