App of the Week: Quizlet

By Shannon VanHorn, Director of Distance Learning and Faculty Development

Midterms are coming up soon. Are you ready?

Studying through several weeks of notes and chapters can be quite daunting. There’s a lot of information to remember for those exams.

This week’s App of the Week, Quizlet, is a place where you can create your own flash cards, quizzes, and even study groups.  Best of all, it’s free! (or for a more detailed version, it’s $199 a year. But you probably won’t need that version.)

You can log in through Google, Facebook, or your e-mail address.  You will need to sign up for an account and you do need to approve the Terms of Agreement and the Privacy Policy.

Once you are in, you can create study areas for each of your classes. You can invite friends to study with you, or you can study by yourself.

Many study sets on a variety of subjects have already been created, so you could use one of those, too. For example, I teach communication, so I searched for “Communication” and found one that focused on the communication model.  It has flashcards, a quiz, matching, and much more. I’m willing to bet that every subject at VCSU has something in Quizlet.

Quizlet is available on your computer (www.quizlet.com) or as an app in the App store.  The app will sync with the website and visa versa.  You can even use it while in airplane mode as you travel.

So try out Quizlet and experiment making your own study aids.  It will help in your learning and retention and should make midterms a bit less stressful. Good luck!

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