Tips for creating effective question and answer cards

1- Understand the lesson

Before creating your Flash 2.0 question and answer cards you must have worked on your lesson. If you haven’t previously understood the lesson, your revision will be restricted to rote learning and it won’t be effective.

2- Draft your own revision cards

The best question and answer cards are the ones you write yourself. Why? Because you’re going to ask your brain to make a greater effort to select the content of your cards, use your own words, etc., allowing you to start memorising. Find out more.

3- Prioritise short and simple content

Use one card per question, per concept, per idea, per definition. If you put several questions or ideas on one card, you’ll risk mixing them up. You’ll be able to answer one question but not another, you’ll get lost and you run the risk of neglecting some of them. If you have some complex concepts to learn, break them down into several simple questions.

4- Mix texts and images

Make diagrams, drawings and tables whenever possible for better visualisation. The brain is very sensitive to images, so it’s best to use as many illustrations as you can to learn.

5- Use mnemonics

In other words, anything that will enable you to create an association between two elements in your brain. The goal is to find evocative examples to enable you to retain the information.

6- Highlight important information

You can use colours to do this. You can, for example, write important words in colour or even highlight them. In addition, nice colourful cards will make you want to learn more. 

7- Space out the information

Aesthetic, clearly readable and spacious cards will make you want to revise and they’ll be easier to use.