The increase in the pace and volume of studies from 9th standard onwards can be intimidating for most students. They have to wade through tons of information and cram for exams, unit tests and class tests which are fired at them at breakneck speed. Most children find this overwhelming.
Another challenge for students is tracking their studies and revision to ensure that they are getting comfortable with all the material. Human nature forces many of them to avoid topics that they are not comfortable with.
Our children need a study method that is efficient, fun, comprehensive, and not intimidating. They already have teachers and tutors to help them with concepts and revision, but the students need help with their self study, revision and test preparation.
Flash cards is a proven study method that helps a student deal with the above challenges. Our flash card method builds confidence, focuses attention on weaker areas, and prepares students for tests.
Engage in active recall
Using flashcards to study is the fastest paced learning tool you can use. They allow you to quickly revisit information and test knowledge. Flashcards burn information into the brain as they engage in active recall. It compels the student to remember a concept.
The students can indicate which cards in the deck they know and which they don’t when practicing. This means less time is wasted as only difficult cards are included when repeating, building on the concept of spaced repetition.
Self directed studying and testing at home goes a long way in a student’s progress. Flash cards will help the students identify his weak areas and he can go back to his teachers to get his concepts cleared.
Have you ever strongly believed in something but you were surprised when you discovered that it was incorrect? You were more than likely to have remembered the correct answer more clearly. This is because the correct answer shocked you and got ingrained in your memory and deepened the learning association. This type of self reflection is called metacognition.
Multi sensory appeal
Flash cards have a multi sensory appeal. They are well suited for students of various learning styles. Never underestimate the power of visual communication especially in education. It allows for visual learning. Scientists recently discovered that it takes merely 13 milliseconds to see an image!
Bite Sized information
Flash cards make learning bite sized to allow for easy assimilation which makes way for longer retention and confidence building.