Quizlet is my hero. I have thrown away all my paper flash cards in exchange for this amazing studying tool. Whenever I have a test in any subject that requires memorization, I immediately turn to it. Honestly, I am not a firm believer in rote memorization as a form of education. But Quizlet is different and I always leave knowing my facts cold. The interface is clean and simple, the activities are engaging, and learning with Quizlet is, dare I say, fun!
My favorite aspect of Quizlet is its versatility. Many falsely assume that flashcards are merely for english vocabulary words, but that is far from the truth. I use Quizlet for every class on my schedule. For an upcoming history test, I will make a set that asks me questions that require me to reply with facts and dates. For a chemistry exam, I will use pictures of bonds and ask myself to identify them. For a spanish quiz, I will use the Speller activity to say the spanish word aloud in the correct pronunciation before I spell it correctly. Quizlet ingrains everything and anything I want into my mind.
Entering in the words and definitions becomes my first form of studying, as it forces me to type out what I need to know. After data entry, I can pick between a wide variety of learning activities, from a fast-paced space-race or scatter game to a slower-paced (but no less engaging) test or Speller.
Personally, I immediately turn to the Learn method, my favorite Quizlet activity. Hours pass as I go through Learn mode, trying to finish rounds without making a single error. When not sure of an answer, I hit enter and I am prompted to type the entire response before I can continue, forcing me to retain the information. (as shown on the left) I end up challenging myself to improve, enjoying myself in the process, and finishing with full knowledge of whatever I had been studying. I can even take my studying on the go, with an iPhone app.
Quizlet also gives an extensive overview of my accomplishments and notifies me of words that I repeatedly miss. I can create new sets that only include the words that I frequently get wrong, giving me a unique and tailored studying experience.
Quizlet is not just a tool for students. Teachers can create accounts, class pages, and make vocabulary sets pertaining to their lesson for students to work on. Quizlet offers a comprehensive view of what they offer teachers for every classroom subject here, as well as a guide on how to use Quizlet here. Regardless of whether you’re a student or an educator or just someone who wants to learn, Quizlet is a perfect online education tool.
Make an account here to begin your amazing, educational journey today!!