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How do I study with flashcards and notes?

The structure of your summary

The ideal summary contains the correct titles of every chapter or unit you study. When you later create flashcards and notes for a certain chapter or unit, you will have a good understanding of how that chapter relates to the whole material. Basically, the Table of Contents is your compass to navigate your flashcards and notes.

Creating flashcards

Try to formulate questions about the important issues that you have found in the material. Coming up with questions may seem time-consuming at first, but after one or two examples, you eye will quickly spot potential “exam questions”. Formulating questions will help enormously in understanding and memorizing the materials. Why? Because when you are able ask a question about what you read, you can critically think about its meaning. Also, questions and answers are an engaging and efficient way to memorize the material later. Flashcards have many advantages over notes, in terms of memorization and comprehensive reading. Therefore we suggest you create more flashcards than notes, however in eFaqt you are completely free to customise your summary.

Studying with notes

Taking notes is a good option when you want to write down examples, background information or additional information. When you save your note, eFaqt automatically suggests some keywords from its text. These keywords are usually terms and definitions. If you are not satisfied with the automatic suggestions, you can easily customize the keywords by clicking on the words in the note. Later, when you use the practice tool, you will be able to practice these “missing keywords” (gap filling exercise). Keywords in notes are useful to access information from your memory that you associate with the keywords. When you practice notes in eFaqt, you will be prompted to remember the keywords.


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