We’re halfway through the “12 Weeks Study with Me” program. If you’ve been following along thus far, congratulations you’re almost there.
If you’re new to this series of posts and have no idea what the 12 week program is you can view the last week post here.
In a nutshell, the purpose of the “12 Weeks Study with Me” program is to ace your exams using 12 sets of effective and actionable tips. Each tip is brought to you weekly with the hope to keep you on track.
So let’s continue on with week 6.
Books and other materials often go off lengthy and detailed examples. While they may be interesting and relevant, will you have time to go back and read all sixty pages of a chapter again before an exam?
This is where flashcards come in handy.
Information that you must learn can be condensed into a set of flashcards that you can then review rapidly and several times. The information you need to learn has been stripped down to its core and placed into an easy to read and understand format.
Flash cards are especially helpful for subjects that require you to learn a lot of terms and definitions such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Health Science, General Science etc.
You simply put information onto index cards (or through an app or online these days) and then quiz yourself until the information is learned.
Flashcards have been acknowledged as one of the fastest ways to learn and retain new information, as they simplify information, allowing you to quickly learn main and important facts and ideas.
The secret to long-term memorization (the ultimate goal here) is to consume smaller amounts of information over a longer period of time.
Again, cramming doesn’t work. Another great attribute of flashcards is that they can be studied throughout a busy work or school day and allow for you to absorb bits of information at a time, rather than bombarding your mind.
For example, study flashcards when in the car traveling (as a passenger-duh!) or during commercial breaks of your favorite television show. Their portable structure opens up the possibility for quick study sessions nearly any place any time!
You’d be amazed out how much those few minutes of reviewing can add up.
Create as many sets of flashcards as you can for each subject you’re taking. To get started you can download and use this flashcards template here.
At the end of this week you should have accomplished;
- Creating a set of flash cards for all your subjects
Next week, we’ll look at how you can use other students’ knowledge to your advantage and in turn obtain a mutually beneficial result.
What about you, have you had any success with flash cards?