Flash Cards – A Great Way to Prepare for JEE
Flash ’em Cards
In our analysis of the JEE Main 2014 Exam, we had recommended the making and usage of Flash Cards as a great studying tool.
They are a great way to prepare and stay prepared for the JEE Main 2015 and indeed all exams in general.
Here, we are going to examine Flash Cards more closely.
Flash Cards – What are they?
- They are akin to having a daily dose of vitamins in a concentrated form
- They are all facts relating to a concept condensed to ONE card (or as few as possible)
- They help you absorb and assimilate the essence of a concept in an easy-to-remember way.
- They free you from bulky books for revision
- They can be easily referred to anywhere — while standing, sitting, travelling, whenever!
How to make good Flash Cards
- Good Flash Cards will have
- The gist of a concept
Since you are breaking down information while making them, you invariably grasp a lot about the concept you are making the flash cards for.
Flash Cards – What they are not
- They are not a replacement for books
- Flash Cards will only help if you have grasped a particular concept in its entirety
Tips for Making Flash Cards
- Write in clear handwriting
- Use different colors to make different elements stand out
- Feel free with short forms to make them crisper
- Write simply
- Do not cram too much info on one flash card
- Use your own language. Put things down in a way you can understand
- If you are using a computer to make them, incorporate simple diagrams, figures and charts
- Physical Attributes
- Use good quality paper
- Use a size that can be stuffed in pockets – usually 3 x5 inches
- Use stilff paper so that it can handle innumerable leafing through
Usage of Flash Cards
- Leaf through them three times a day
- This may sound like mugging. But it is not.
- It is assimilating concepts that you have understood.
- If you have too many sets, keep aside the ones you know best.
- Just before the exam,
- concentrate on those that are vital for your understanding of a chapter
- or those that contain particularly complex information.
Wish you all the best for your exams