Saturday, 8 March 2014

5 Ways to Use Index Cards

Finally I can write a post on Index Cards. I never thought I would get five different ways for using them.

Before we proceed, I just wanted to tell you that we have a critic with us, who is bored and feels spammed due to TPCG's posts.
My college's confession page got a negative confession about how sucky TPCG is, and the confessor is one of my classmates.

But the good news is, we got 20 positive comments that supported the blog. What can be better than that? And if you're one of those who supported it, thank you so much!

Alright, now let's get back to the topic, before we drift away.

ONE // For Distinguish Between

These are three bundles for Distinguish Between from Introduction to Advertising subject.

To avoid confusion, I wrote the topic's name on the top of every bundle.

Now how to exactly use these for Distinguish Between?
Make columns accordingly, and write the names on the top, like I've done in the picture (A and P for Advertising and Publicity, respectively).
The lines need not be straight, as you don't want to waste time on them.

Finally, I attached these three bundles with a binder clip, since these bundles belong to one subject.

TWO // For Abbreviations

Index Cards help you in remembering the Abbreviations too.
Write the short-form on them.

And its full-form on the backside.

Pin these short-forms on the front page of the self-notes bundle.

THREE // To Add Extra Points

You can use one of the cards for extending the number of points for an answer. For example, if you are studying from the self-notes for the second time, and you think about adding two more points to the answer, and you realize that you don't have enough space. Then you can take a card, write the extra stuff you want to on it, and pin it on the top of the current page, with a u-pin, or a stapler.

FOUR // For Mind-Mapping

If you mind-map the answers like I do, you definitely are in need to memorize the code of the answer.
So just write it on the card, and pin it up.

FIVE // As Flash Cards

I haven't used the cards as flash ones, yet. This is just an example.
Write the difficult words in big letters. You can use this method if you have to memorize difficult words, especially for the Language papers.

And write the meaning behind it.

I remember in 12th, I had to memorize few Marathi words, and their translated meaning in English, and I feel I should have used this method back then! I wish I knew this method.

Never mind. I hope you liked the different ways of using Index Cards. If you use it, comment below, and if you haven't, I think you should definitely use it someday.