AH...the famous lesson sheets! If there is a divisive subject in terms of working methods, it is they! The former will tell you that they are useless, while others will explain to you that it is impossible to do without, especially for the revision sheets: to file or not to file is the question? And if so, how do you make good lesson sheets?
In this article I'll explain everything about the cards: are they useful? If so, how do you make effective cards? How to use your cards well? Should cards be made on paper or on a computer? A file, it must be synthetic, but to what point? Are bristol cards cool? (Yes, some people ask ... we can't help it!) How to select the info in a file? Is it useful to work on other people's files? You will soon have the answers to all these questions and much more! Here we go: let's talk about files!
SO IS IT USEFUL TO MAKE LESSON SHEETS? 🧐 Some people think that making index cards is a waste of time. Others will tell you that they don't need index cards because they remember everything directly. With the team we had time to test, some went from no cards at all to 100% cards ... and others stopped doing it. In fact, making index cards depends on you, on the subject and on the information to remember.
👉🏻 Making index cards is useful if you have to learn by heart. The file then makes it possible to centralize all the knowledge to review it at a glance. It will also prevent you from cheating by hiding the vocabulary column with your hand to actually look at it between your fingers and make a style you remember. Spoiler doesn't work (yes we did too!). 👉🏻 Making revision sheets is very useful, especially when you have a very large volume of knowledge to learn: between taking a 100-page course again, and 30-page sheets, the time saving is enormous. Ditto for a 30-page course, and a 10-page sheet. The cards make it possible to identify the superfluous from the essential by highlighting the argumentative structure of a course. 👉🏻 In short. A file will be profitable if its regular revision is faster than the full resumption of the course from which it is derived. The more you review your files, the more their creation time will be amortized, and the more profitable they will be. HOW TO FILE YOUR COURSE? LEARN TO FILE FOR DUMPS! 💖 👉🏻There is a right and a wrong way to write your lesson cards. Foolishly copying the course is a real waste of time, as is writing a sheet that is not synthetic. On the contrary, it is essential to identify the key ideas and the lesson plan. We explain all that to you here. Start everything with a great note of your lessons ✨ To be able to make incredible cards, you need excellent note taking, otherwise you will waste a lot of time when it is time to write them down, you will have to do research, you will have incomplete information ... In progress, should everything be noted down? At the risk of disappointing you, with the exception of your teacher's digressions (which can still be interesting), we recommend that you write down everything your teacher says during your class. In this way, you will have as much raw material as possible: you will sort it out. Adopt a standard layout 👉🏻 Adopt a standard layout: you can create a style sheet in Home> Style Pane in Microsoft Word. Create your color and title system for each subject!
Make a distinction when taking lessons: - Game titles in Blue in font 20. - Subpart titles in red in font 16. - Block titles (a key idea): in black, bold and underlined, in font 12. - The authors were in capital letters underlined in yellow. - The names of works in bold underlined. - Use bold to highlight the essential elements (dates, key figures).
“The goal is simple: when you leave class, your lesson should be great, ready to go! Use your intercourses to clean up, rewrite a paragraph where the teacher went too fast, and to highlight the structure. It will be very useful if you have visual memory.