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We're just days away from launching our new set of features which includes the ability to make, view and print flashcards. These are smaller than the existing revision cards and will automatically convert into crosswords and quizsearches (wordsearches with questions).

Right now we need to know how you all currently make flashcards for your revision so we can make our service do exactly what students want.

For example:

  • questions on one side and answers on the other
  • a name on one side - what they said on the other
  • a word on one side - definition on the other
  • a date on one side - what happened then on the other
  • the name of a theory on one side - explanation of the theory on the other

Do these make sense to you? What other types have worked for you in different subjects?

Posted: 17-07-12 16:11 by Pete Langley - Get Revising founder

sounds like a good idea. I currently use flashcards for questions on one side and answers on the other, but also I like to use flashcards just to write up brief notes in bullet points.

Posted: 17-07-12 16:34 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

So if you're making brief notes - what goes on each side?

Posted: 17-07-12 16:35 by Pete Langley - Get Revising founder

I write them up on one side and then write them from memory on the other.

Posted: 17-07-12 16:45 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

i write some questions from a textbook ,eg geography on one side and write out the answer to that question on the other side 

Posted: 18-07-12 07:27 by Connah Greenhalgh - Team GR

We figure it would help to be able to see each side separately so you could check whether you know what's on the other side.

What do you think of being able to test yourself by typing in what you think are the contents of the back of the card and seeing whether you were right? 

Posted: 18-07-12 09:18 by Pete Langley - Get Revising founder

yeah, that would be great

Posted: 18-07-12 10:50 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

The examples make sense and would be really helpful. It would also be useful if we could easily print them out and then they could be used to help us revise if we are not online.

Posted: 18-07-12 15:02 by Sophie

Yep - they will; print out like the revision cards - so you can fold them back to back.

We're trying to work out all the ways they could be used in all the different subjects - we have:

question - answer

word(s) - definition

Name - what they said/did

Theory - explanation

Word/phrase - translation


Posted: 18-07-12 15:19 by Emma (admin)

Pictures which could explain. Or maybe you could include things that would help you remember something. 

Posted: 22-07-12 23:14 by SciTech

It would be great if the flashcards could have different colour writing or background, when i revise i write things in different colours to help me remember them better.

Posted: 23-07-12 11:38 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Yes, that is something we'd really like to do in the future - thanks for the suggestion.

Posted: 23-07-12 13:12 by Pete Langley - Get Revising founder

that's ok :)

Posted: 23-07-12 16:15 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

how do you add colour to the flashcards??

Posted: 27-10-12 16:55 by Rachel

Thanks for the question. The idea is that the flashcards are short and sweet - probably a few words or a sentence - just black and white. The revision cards can contain longer notes and you can select all the usual colour options.

Is this OK or do you think the flashcards ought to have colour?

Posted: 28-10-12 13:01 by Pete Langley - Get Revising founder

When I'm viewing the cards online for notes I have to physically turn my computer screen to read the other side, is there a way to stop this?

Posted: 06-10-14 16:46 by aimee

i think the flashcards ought to have colour as well, as different colours will help me catagorise them

Posted: 15-11-17 18:54 by 12mzainab