Learning with flashcards
Flashcards can be a powerful learning tool, but they can also be a waste of time.
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Flashcards are vastly superior to passive review techniques. They work well when used appropriately.
If you have used flashcards before, but they were not effective, chances are you either designed the cards badly or other forms of practice may work better for you. If you love flashcards, go forward with caution. Ask if flashcards are really enhancing your learning.
Flashcards are about retrieval practice. You put a question on one side and the answer on the back. By trying to say the answer before you look, you strengthen the memory link.
Spaced repetition systems (SRS) enhance this technique by automatically scheduling reviews.
Traps you can fall into with flashcards.
In large organizations, being a great programmer, designer or writer is useless if you can’t effectively coordinate with the people around you. And in bigger organizations, the people around you can easily become the biggest obstacle to that success.
Knowing how to deal with people artfully, therefore, can easily become a key skill to success.
Two factors contribute to a lack of motivation.
The two factors can work separately. We may have a few problems but little drive and thus don't move ahead. Or our goal could be very desirous, but a proportionately large pain can hinder us from moving forward.
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