Quizlet: A new and improved way to study
Throughout my school career I have tried various methods to study for tests and exams. While attempting to put equal energy into each of my classes, I typically would not have enough time to create a thorough and efficient study tool. Thankfully it is now possible to do this quickly and easily on Quizlet.
Quizlet is a mobile app and website that acts as a study guide template. Here, users are able to create various games, tests and flashcards. This education website is available in a number of languages and is used internationally.
In order to gain a clear understanding of the tool, I decided to create my own study guide for my Digital Skills + Technology Course (EID 100) at Ryerson University. There is a plethora of new terminology that I am learning and with this, I made a set of words with their definitions to strengthen my memory.
The site is very user friendly with its simple interface and graphic symbols. Initially you are taken to a page where you are required to create an account. Next, Quizlet immediately provides a template for making flashcards, and groups it into a new study set. It provides you with the option to add voice clips, images, and it even has a feature that will automatically define a word for you!
After selecting “create”, a new page provides you with several different games that utilize the information that was previously entered. Examples range from classic flashcards to a game called gravity. This game is time sensitive as you must protect the planets on the screen from incoming asteroids with terms written on them. To protect the planets, the user is required to enter the correct definition into a text bar before the asteroid reaches the bottom of the screen.
Personally I find this website to be incredibly helpful and encouraging for students to study. When tests are approaching, students tend to dread studying, but Quizlet has done the impossible and made it enjoyable with its playful approach. So the next time you feel like you are drowning in deadlines and exams, I highly recommend trying this online tool. (If you’re feeling generous you can share the games with your classmates.)