How to Make Flashcards With Google Doc and gFlashcards

Flashcards remain one of the best tools for memorizing information. Anyone who has learned a foreign language knows just how useful flashcards can be. This article has information and tips on creating flashcards with Google Doc.

Steps

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    To start, head to https://docs.google.com and create a new spreadsheet.
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    Click on Unsaved Spreadsheet right next to the Google Docs logo (or press Ctrl + S or Command + S) to give this spreadsheet a descriptive name.
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    Now type all of your terms on one column (column A), and your definitions on the next column (column B).
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    Download the csv format files
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    Go to gflashcards.com, login and create a new sets.
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    Choose a descriptive name and save it.
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    Use import function to import csv to the site.
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    Choose the file you download from google docs and save.
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    Well Done, we got the cards.

Tips

  • Markdown is a way to format your text to add bold and italic text, headings and a few other things. You could use markdown when make cards and upload to gflashcards.com.
  • Each card should only have 1 question and 1 answer. You aren't copying down information verbatim when you make a flashcard. It should be quick not a synopsis or a bibliography. So just 1 question and 1 answer.
  • If you have a bunch of vocabulary words, you can divide them in groups and dedicate one spreadsheet document (not sheet) for each group because the csv we need works with individual documents.

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