Sometimes study become a pain in the neck. When there are many courses and a large number of subjects to learn. It’s exactly when flashcards come in.
What is flashcard?
Flashcard is a kind of tool to help you learn and memorize a lot of information very quickly and easily. Another point is learning in this way help you to keep subjects for much longer time in your memory.
Consider flashcard as a simple card with two sides. One side of the card is for question or the thing you’re going to learn and on the other side the answer take place.
You need a method to review and study flashcards effectively which will be discuss further.
What kind of subjects can be learned by Flashcard?
Flashcards can be used to study wide verity of courses such as physics, math, chemistry, biology, etc.
And also it’s a very handy and common tool for people who are learning a new language or are preparing for different kinds of exams like IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, SAT, GMAT and so on.
How to turn learning materials into Flashcard efficiently?
It depends on the subject you’re going to study. For example, for courses like physics and chemistry at first try to divide the subject into small pieces of information and then turn them into question-answer format. Questions are the facts, definitions or main content you tend to study. Points and all the things can lead us to get better results on the exam are good choices to turn into a flashcard.
To better memorizing subjects always include examples in your flashcards. It helps you to look and analyze different aspects of a subject.
Language learners usually use flashcard to learn new vocabulary, idioms, structures and even grammar.
If you’re going to improve your vocabulary or learn more idioms simply just write the vocab or idiom on the front side of the card. Back side is for definition and some examples to help you realize the situations the vocabulary or idiom can be used.
Flashcard is a perfect way to memorize structures and grammar as well. In every language, there are so many rules, regulations, and exceptions. If you can’t use them correctly, no one will understand you. At first, it may look easy but when you face with tons of regulations and exceptions everything gets complex. Don’t worry it can easily be solved.
As same as vocabulary write grammar title on the front side of the card. On the back side write the definition and some clear examples. Try to include different forms of examples and not similar ones. It helps you to realize the grammar and use it in real word much easier.
What about available tools?
Now that you know what is Flashcard you must thinking now turning a large amount of information into flashcard is time-consuming and boring. You are right but there are so many application and tools to help you. Lemorize is one of them. In this application, you can easily take a photo from the content and put it on the front or back side of the flashcard. Via this feature you can make so many perfect flashcards in a short time and you don’t need to type anymore!
It was all about what is Flashcard and ideal subjects to learn in such a way. In addition, you need a method to speed up your study and help you memorize flashcards easily.
Undoubtedly repetition is the main key to learn a subject perfectly. You should take advantages of Flashcard and mix it with repetition merits.
In the next post, you will see how you can take off in studying by 5 box method or Leitner system.