How can I use flashcards most effectively?

Answer

You've created a set of flashcards--now what? 

First, your flashcards should be self-created.  Finding a preexisting set can be nice, but the information will be more meaningful and stick better if you go through the process of creating your own.  If you're unsure how, check out this Answer on creating flashcards.

Consider integrating color coding to your flashcards.  Using color, or other distinctive ways of coding (such as with symbols) will create stronger ties to memory.

Looking for tips to make the most effective flashcards possible?  Check out this 9-minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzCEJVtED0U&t=18s

For tips on the best ways to use your flashcards to make the most of your study time, watch this 10-minute video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS8RZoirLzQ

  • Last Updated Aug 30, 2022
  • Views 4568
  • Answered By Kerry Louvier

FAQ Actions

Was this helpful? 21 2

Hello! We're here to help! Please log in to ask your question.

Log in
Ask Us!

Need an answer now? Search our FAQs!

How can I find my course textbook?

You can expect a prompt response, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Time (by the next business day on weekends and holidays).

Questions may be answered by a Librarian, Learning Services Coordinator, Instructor, or Tutor. 

Fields marked with * are required.