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Flash cards can be a great way to help you memorize information, but there are ways to maximize their potential. Here are some of my suggestions: * Make your own flashcards. The act of writing something down thoughtfully is part of what helps you remember the fact. * Draw or paste a picture on the flashcard. Make it something memorable--surprising, funny, even gross. Every time you use the flashcard, you will associate the information with that memorable image. * Knowing information backwards and forwards helps you build strong connections between facts.Practice this by looking at the answer side of your flashcard, and trying to remember the question. * Don't just "flash" your flashcards. Sort or organize them. * If you are studying science facts, you could make up categories, and sort the flashcards into them. Example categories could include "Laws with equilibrium constants," or "Things I don't remember," or "Something to do... read more

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