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How can flashcards be useful for revision?

Flashcards can be a useful tool for revising because they help you test your knowledge and recall of information. By creating flashcards with key concepts, terms, or questions on one side and the answer on the other, you can test yourself on what you know and identify areas where you need to focus your studying.

Here are some ways flashcards can help you revise:

Active recall

Flashcards require you to actively recall information from memory, rather than simply reading it over and over again. This can help strengthen your memory of the material.


They allow you to review information multiple times in a short period, which can improve retention and make the information easier to recall.

Quick and portable

They are easy to carry around, so you can use them to study whenever you have a few spare minutes, such as during your commute or between classes.


Flashcards allow you to focus on specific concepts or topics, so you can target your revision efforts on areas where you need the most help.


Furthermore, flashcards can make studying more engaging and interactive, which can help keep you motivated and interested in the material.

When using flashcards, it's important to use them effectively. This means reviewing them regularly, focusing on areas where you need the most help, and actively testing yourself on the information. You can also create different types of flashcards, such as ones with pictures or diagrams, to help you remember visual information.

Overall, flashcards can be a helpful tool for revision when used correctly. If you would like help with your revision, contact Prepped on 01284 658777 or email


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