Educational theory says the most effective studying takes place in short, frequent sessions. That makes sense. When students cram, they have peak focus for, say, 30 minutes to an hour (depending on their attention span). After that, the material goes in one ear and out the other. Without focus, nothing sticks. Therefore, the best way to commit material to memory is to study only as long as you remain alert.
It’s one thing to study a lot. It’s another thing to make progress. Online flashcards remember what you’ve learned over time, so you can spend precious hours on material you’ve not yet mastered.
Flashcards are perfect study aids for several reasons:
appointments, sitting in traffic, etc.
One of my favorite internet flashcard sites is STUDY BLUE at http://www.studyblue.com. Check out the capabilities of this site – it’s pretty impressive!