Do you want to learn something from memory and be productive? Do you want to improve memory? Well, knowing how the chips or flashcards work is fundamental. It is one of the classic materials used in memorization techniques like Old school flashcards but fancy & super easy. The flashcards, mnemonics records are cardboards containing information on both sides. They are used to memorize paired information. On one of the sides is the anchor, trigger or reference data, from which we have to remember its other associated data, which is on the other side.

How do flashcards or chips, memory cards work?
You can work with this type of cards in many ways, but I'll show you mine, of all the ones I've tried, the one I'll describe in this post is the one that worked best for me. For example if we want to memorize the capitals of the world we can create several cards where on one side we will put the country and on the other the capital. On the obverse we could put France, which would be the anchor or trigger, from which we must remember its associated information, in this case, its capital. And on the obverse, we would put the information to be memorized or remembered, the response to the anchor or trigger, which would be Paris.

Periodically we review this deck of cards, showing the country and try to guess the capital, then we turn it around and check if the answer is correct or not. If it is correct we put it in another deck, to revise later, and if it is incorrect, we leave it again at the end. So on until the current deck is finished. The revised decks are planned for two or three days and are reviewed again. The cards that are matched are deposited in another deck to review within two weeks. If they were correct again, they could be left in another long-term deck, within two months. We can have different decks to remember depending on the frequency of review or our retention capacity that we already discussed.

There may be a deck by theme or review frequency. The decks with lower frequencies will be those that contain those cards where we have made mistakes and we have to review with greater assiduity.
It is even used for learning and stimulation of babies, in this case, this type of cards or chips are known as intelligence bits. In this case, the obverse is taught with a word, the baby tries to guess it, and on the back, the drawing in question is shown.

Recommended Flashcard applications
Now new technologies have come to our rescue with applications that allow us to do this more conveniently and quickly. For example, the most famous are these:
Avokado for me this is the best, it's my favorite and I'll talk about it next. In this case, I detail all its different variants that I recommend installing and registering:
- Android version Avokado Android Cards
- Version for iPhone Avokado Mobile Flashcards

Avokado: productivity and memory
Avokado in Japanese means memorization. Avokado through its different platforms: web, desktop, mobile application allows you to study your flashcards or mnemonic files in a very simple way.
Its basic operation is a series of decks of cards that the application shows us with a question, we enunciate the answer and press to see the answer. We decide whether we have guessed the question or not. Depending on whether we succeed or not, we will show this card in a short or long term. This way we make more effective study passes, dedicating more time to the cards that we most often forget.

What can Avokado do for me?
In general to study any type of information that is associated with an anchor or a trigger. For example:
Learning a language: in my case, Avokado has helped me to study and learn English as irregular verbs, vocabulary, expressions and grammar exercises
Medicine, Engineering, Law: although it seems trivial, it is very powerful and I can give you my word which was very useful for me to study Engineering and other subjects in various fields.
Memorize names of faces or telephones. We could put on the obverse images or photos.
Memorize music chords, we could put on the obverse music and on the reverse the musical notes.
Any type of information that needs an anchor or trigger, that is, pairs of information.

Published by Mudassar Ali