Study Tips #2: How to Create Useful Study Tools (a.k.a. Flashcards!)

Hi everyone! Welcome to the second video in the “Study Tips 101” series of my Tip Tuesday videos. In this series we’re going to cover several helpful tips and tricks that will help you and your students be successful in preparing for high school and even college.

In today’s video you will learn how to create effective flashcards which will in turn decrease the time you spend studying while increasing your recall of information!


Hopefully you have watched my first video on how to take effective notes. If not, you’ll want to go back and check that one out first! Once you’ve mastered your note taking skills, it’s time to move on to creating some useful study tools using your notes. Having these tools will aid in memory recall as well as improve the effectiveness of your study time. You’ll find that you have to study for shorter lengths of time, and you will have a set of tools to help give direction and focus to your study time as well.

We’ll cover how to use these tools to study in the next video, but for today I’m going to show you some tips on creating useful study tools for your classes.


So let’s get started!

In today’s video we are going learn how to use your notes to create useful flashcards as a study tool.

Psst…If you missed my video on how to take effective study notes, make sure to go back and watch that one first!


Watch Study Tips #2: How to Create Flashcards here!

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  • Rhoda January 31, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Thank you very much for the video. I am enjoying these types of tip videos.

    Did you buy these small cards or make them yourself?

    Thank you for all you do.

    • Rhoda February 1, 2017 at 12:22 am

      Sorry, I looked again and I now see them at the top of the link. Thanks.

  • Christina Strickland January 31, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    The video is really cool! Thanks for sharing this.

  • Krista February 1, 2017 at 4:26 am

    Great video! Can I ask where you get the rings that you had the completed flash cards on? Craft store?

    • erica February 1, 2017 at 11:42 am

      They came with the smaller flashcards when I purchased them. However I also grabbed a box of the rings for the larger cards as well. I got both from Walmart.

  • Cyndi February 17, 2017 at 4:26 am

    Wonderful Videos on notetaking and studying!!! I’m sharing them with my older children, 11th/7th grades. I’m encouraging them to begin some of these techniques. Thank You!!!

  • Cynthia Haltom October 29, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Positively love the idea of flashcards. A very useful learning tool.


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