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 Post subject: How does flashcards work?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:49 pm 
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How does one work with flashcards? Do most people in the US who uses flashcards make their own boxes to put them in? Is it effective or a time waster? I'm thinking of using it for learning vocabulary.


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I don't know if this will help or not but when my daughter was learning to read, her teacher put vocabulary words on flash cards and then put them on a ring so she could more easily flip through them. When she learned the word, I put a check mark on it. When all the words had check marks on them, she got a new set on a new ring.

I don't know if this is what you meant by your question on how to use flashcards.

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 Post subject: Re: How does flashcards work?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:45 pm 
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I dont know if this will help or not, but sometimes I'l take about 10-12 of them, and neatly fan them out in my hand. Next, I hold them up to my face and start twisting my wrist back and forth. This usually causes a good breeze. Hot weather is the preferable time for this.

I don't know if this is what you meant by your question on how to use flashcards.

I might have misunderstood your question, but I hope this helps ...

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 Post subject: Re: How does flashcards work?
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It might seem like a strange question for those who are used to using flashcards, but I have not used that system of learning before. I was thinking of putting the cards in a box, where I put the vocabulary I have learned most towards the back, and the one I need to learn towards the front, and once I learn them I can put them in the back. Anyone tried this?


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 Post subject: Re: How does flashcards work?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:29 pm 
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viking wrote:
It might seem like a strange question for those who are used to using flashcards, but I have not used that system of learning before. I was thinking of putting the cards in a box, where I put the vocabulary I have learned most towards the back, and the one I need to learn towards the front, and once I learn them I can put them in the back. Anyone tried this?


Sounds like a good plan.

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 Post subject: Re: How does flashcards work?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:42 pm 
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Flashcards don't work for me, but this is what has been told to me by those who do find them helpful:

Keep five sets. All the cards start out in the first set. When you get a card right, it goes into the second set. The next day, if you get a card in the second set right, it goes into the third; otherwise, it goes back into the starter set. The next day, if you get the card right in the third set, it goes to the fourth; otherwise, it goes back into the starter set. If you get it right in the fourth set, move it to the fifth, otherwise, back to the starter. And if you get it right in the fifth, you know it--otherwise, back to the starter.

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 Post subject: Re: How does flashcards work?
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I've heard of three categories of cards - definitely know, kind of know, don't know

They take forever to make. Some people find that the act of writing the cards is helpful.

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 Post subject: Re: How does flashcards work?
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Such as tactile/kinesthetic learners :fyi:

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 Post subject: Re: How does flashcards work?
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Yes. I haven't made flashcards for languages for years, but when I did, the part I found most useful was writing them out.

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 Post subject: Re: How does flashcards work?
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Puppi wrote:
Yes. I haven't made flashcards for languages for years, but when I did, the part I found most useful was writing them out.


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