Flash cards are great study tools for merorizing facts that you need to know. Why use flashcards? Flashcards help you learn new information by activating a mental process known as active recall. When you look at the front side of a flashcard and think of the answer, you are attempting to remember the concept from scratch. This process helps build neuron connections in your brain that are stronger than if you were staring at the same information in your textbook or on a text.
When you flip the card over to see the answer, you are asking yourself “How did my answer compare to this correct answer?” and “How well did I know (or not know) it?” This is known as metacognition. According to research, applying metacognition tends to ingrain memories deeper into your knowledge which help you remember what you have learned longer.
Another advantage to using flashcards is that you can concentrate on what you need or want to learn by choosing the flashcard set that most closly matches your needs. This is known as confidence-based repetition and has been proven to be the best way to to improve memory performance.
Make a choice from the list of flashcards in the menu above and help yourself improve your English.