How Do You Make Your Flascards? - page 2

Hello! Just wondering how all of you make your flashcards? I usually just buy the normal sized index cards and handwrite them. I also have one of the rings that open up so that I can punch holes... Read More

  1. by   Jen2
    Wow! An index card binder never heard of it before. Thanks guys off to Wallyworld before work today lol.
  2. by   ava'smomRN
    Originally posted by hobbes
    I used to use index cards but a proliferation of cards for A&P, and Micro plus occasionally losing cards led me to the software solution and I now use a flash card program. Like it much better and I can download the cards into my PDA.
    Awww, no fair that's my way
    I dont use software though, well maybe one might cosider it software. anyway on my palmtop i use the memo pad. on the first line i write the topic . then skip a line a write the explanation or whatever . when i look at the memo list altogether, it just shows the topic, once i click on the topic the explanation follows,
  3. by   Dublin37
    Hi Jen, I tried something new for my last exam in Microb. I always type out my notes via puter. Well I went on my computer and text boxed them, shrunk them, copied on card stock and voila, I had my notes with me wherever I went. I was also able to highlight them, change ink color etc. Hold punched them, ringed them, took them EVERYWHERE! Loved 'em. Even my prof was impressed. He told me I could probably make some good $ selling them. No, I didn't
    Another thing I loved to do was make color copies of diagrams with answers covered of course, adding lines (Pointers) and numbers so I could quiz myself.
    I hope some of this helps, I always love hearing other peeps ideas too. Heather
  4. by   Jen2
    Thanks Heather! Great suggestions. I will have to give it a try. I usually get writers cramp, by the time I take my notes in class, re-write them, and then do note cards. I am a neat freak and by the time I get to making flashcards they are very sloppy. I love that idea!
  5. by   epg_pei
    I use busines card blanks like you use in an inkjet. 10 cards to a sheet or whatever. You can't get too much info onto the card because of its size. That way you're not using flash cards to replace your notes.

    Edit: Just read Dublin 37s post, great ideas!
  6. by   Dublin37
    I used to rewrite my notes by hand too, but I kept getting more and more behind in copying them. It totally helped me learn, but I ended up not getting it all done. That's when I went to recopying them via computer. I still take notes longhand in class, but then when I get home, I type them on puter (I'm much faster as a typer) so I could actually keep up.
    Also every couple of weeks, I'd get together with a couple girls from class and go through notes. We'd usually put big red question marks on areas we didn't understand or couldn't read from board or went pee, you get the point. Then we'd help each other fill in the blanks. If all of us were lost, we'd get hunting in the books to help each other. Before exams, we'd take turns explaining difficult concepts outloud, which actually helped us learn the stuff.
    Anymore ideas anyone, keep them coming!:blushkiss

    Hey great idea, on bus. cards, but oh so small for me!:imbar
    Last edit by Dublin37 on Aug 12, '03
  7. by   Jen2
    I just bought my index card binder today. This is going to make it so much easier to keep everything together. Thanks everyone!
  8. by   Dublin37
  9. by   Jen2
    I heard of it from an earlier poster on this thread. It's a small hard binder with two rings that you can use to punch holes in your flashcards and it holds them for you. Kind of like a 3 ring binder but small. I can't wait to try it out. When I band my cards together, they get torn, ink on them and lost. Now I can keep them altogether. I got it at Wal-Mart for about $3.00.
  10. by   KrisRNwannabe
    I downloaded a virtual flashcard program at and i love them. i usually type mine in like questions and then check the option to get multiple choice questions, they make answers from all the ones you type in, and i really find it more helpful then writing definitions on notecards. the program is free and i really think it is the reason i got a 98% in A&P I. good luck
  11. by   Dublin37
    Cool info about memorylifter. Will go there! Heather
  12. by   nurse0977
    I fondly remember the days when I did note cards. I was a notecard-crazy student until 2nd semester of nursing school, then there were just too many classes. At that point I started retyping the review questions with enough space in-between to write my answers. It seems to have worked well, although I must admit I freaked out for the first few tests that I didn't have my trusty notecards.
  13. by   Hidi74
    CUT THEM IN HALF ! I learned that on here a long time ago and it got me through. I can write small and most things were one or two word questions. When the cards are smaller they don't cramp up your hands as much!