Flashcards: Do you already know what they are? Flashcards are cards that have a question on the front, and an answer on the back. Using flashcards to prepare for exams is highly effective because you study actively instead of passively. eFaqt offers a fabulous flashcard-tool to boost your study sessions, and here, we show you how to use it!
1. Choose a study material
As you might know, you can study anything on eFaqt. In this example we have chosen to study a book. In the table of contents, you can choose the part of the book you want to start studying.
2. Type a question and an answer in flashcards
Note the prominent white box in the middle. At the bottom of it, you see the word ‘Flashcard’ in blue. This means you’re in the right place to start making one!
Based on this section of your book, you can type a relevant question at the top, and answer at the bottom.
3. Edit and save your flashcards
Note that you can easily edit the layout of your flashcard. You can also add an image to make it more lively or to help you clarify the topic. When you are done, hit ‘TAB’ to save the flashcard.
4. Select the flashcards you want to practice
By clicking on “Practice”, you can practice all flashcards. First, you select which flashcards you want to practice. You can practice them all at once or practice those of one particular section of your book. Furthermore, you can choose to shuffle the order and choose to view the structure of your book while you practice.
5. Practice your flashcards
When you start your practice, you see the question. When you have thought of the correct answer, click on “Check answer”.
After this, you check whether you had the right or wrong answer in mind. eFaqt saves the amount of correct answers and mistakes, so in the end, you can monitor your progress.
6. eFaqt Tip: How to ask and answer questions with flashcards?
A good flashcard summarizes information in a contextual way or gives the definition/term on a fact you need to understand and remember. If you need to combine multiple concepts, consider making instead a note and marking important words as keywords. If it is too hard to formulate a question about something, it may be an indication that the information is not a key concept. See below three examples of good flashcards and which texts were used as references.