You must have heard of quizlet a couple of times on the internet or at least come across the popular term “flashcard” which is almost peculiar to it. Quizlet is an American online study application or website that provides necessary learning tools to aid students in studying.
It uses electronic flashcards to aid memorization. A flashcard in this case is simply a card that bears information on both sides, and is usually intended to be used as an aid in memorization. A flashcard bears a question on one side, and an answer on the other side. The major uses of a flashcard is in the memorization of vocabulary, historical dates, formulas or any subject matter that can be best learned using a question-and-answer approach.
Quizlet was created by Andrew Sutherland in October 2005 as a studying tool to aid in memorization for his French class, and was made publicly available in January 2007. It trains students via the use of flashcards and various games and tests.
Quizlet reported that they had about 300 million user-generated flashcard sets and more than 50 million active users as of February 6, 2019. It now ranks among the top 50 websites in the U.S, and has a huge coverage of over 130 countries worldwide. It has been made available in various languages such as English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian etc.
Study Modes on Quizlet
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After creating or finding your desired set of flashcards, quizlet allows you to study this set of flashcards in a variety of ways. This includes:
- Flash Cards:
This mode is no different from the traditional paper flash card we know. It is the most popular study mode on quizlet. Here, the user is shown a card for each term which often bears the question, and the user can then flip over the card by clicking on it or by using the arrow keys or spacebar. The user is presented with an option of making the face of the card an image, a word or both.
This mode is one of the ‘play’ study mode and is so called because it was designed based on the idea behind gravity. Here, definition is made to scroll down the screen in form of asteroids and the user then has to type in the term that goes with the definition before it reaches the bottom of the screen.
In this study mode, the user is shown a particular term or definition and must then type in the correct definition or term. After typing in the answer, users can see if they were correct or wrong.
This is the study mode where the term is read aloud and the usersaddled with the responsibility of typing in the term with using correct spelling. If the user gets all the spellings correct, he or she is usually rewarded with a video of a monster truck doing a jump, wheelie and a flip.
Here, a grid of scattered terms is presented to the user and users have to drag terms on top of their associated definitions to remove them from the grid as well as try to clear the grid in the fastest time possible. Another variant is called “Micro-match”, which is geared towards mobile devices with small screens but users can still access this mode by manually editing their URL in match mode, to use “micromatch” instead of “match”.
In this study mode, a quizlet user which is usually a teacher, breaks their class up into teams of various number or even play the game individually with students. The teacher then decides whether the students should begin with a definition or term. Each team will now have to choose the correct term/definition in order to win. The team with the highest points wins.
Finding Answers Fast On Quizlet
The easiest way to find answers from quizlet is by just searching for it. Searching for answers on quizlet can be done in a number of ways and one must endeavor to always include the main keyword and be as clear as possible. An example of a concise search is “windows keyboard shortcuts” which is better than something like “list of shortcuts for windows”, but anyways, this is mainly my opinion.
Another thing to maximize your chances of getting your desired results easily, is by ensuring that the terms are spelt correctly. Always check to ensure that two different words are not joined together by mistake or to confirm that the entered spellings are correct.
Below are the ways to search for answers on quizlet
Internal Search on Quizlet:
This entails the use of the search bar at the top menu of the quizlet website. In order to do this, just move your pointer to the search bar, click on it and type in your query, making sure that the words or terms are correctly spelt.
Using the Keyboard Shortcut:
This may not be of great use to mobile phone users unless they have connected their mobile devices to an external keyboard.
Windows users can press Ctrl + F in order to pop out the search box, wherein they can type in their query and hit enter.
Mac OS users can Press Command + F in order to also bring out the search box, wherein they can enter their queries.
External Search Engine
Another fast way of finding answers on quizlet, is by using an external search engine such as Google. This can be done by going to www.google.com and then typing in one’s question into Googles’ search box but the catch here is that the search query must include the term “quizlet” or “quizlet.com” preferably at the end of the question.
For example, let’s try to find a set of flashcards on the topic “windows keyboard shortcuts” on google. How this can be done is by typing “windows keyboard shortcuts quizlet” or better still “windows keyboard shortcuts quizlet.com”. This will bring out a set of search results on the topic from quizlet.com. You can then click on the search result so as to get redirected to the webpage on quizlet website.
You can try this method using any search engine out there, be it Bing, DuckDuckGo, Ask etc. it will work.
Why You Should Use Quizlet To Learn:
- It presents an easier and quicker way to learn.
- It makes learning fun to do.
- It makes preparation for test and exams easier.
- It is a good approach to subject matters that follow a question-and-answer format.