Hey, everyone! For those that enjoy studying with flashcards, I thought about a little and simple “system” to practice it within Obsidian. It is nothing fancy, but I loved the way it worked!
Since I am in college, I created “discipline” pages with all the information related to it (professor, texts, tasks, class notes…). For each text I created a “concept list” with key concepts, ideas, questions and any other information I considered important.
Then, for the flashcard reviewing part, with the preview plugin turned on, all I did was think about the content of a certain concept/idea, trying to recall the information (active recall), then hover the link for the preview card to show its contents, allowing me to check if I got it right or not. Then I would put a little emoji next to the concepts I didn’t remember very well, so this would help me identify which topics to review more often.
I keep track of these reviews in Notion, but this could be organized with any calendar.
The picture below shows a text (CAVALCANTE - Metodologia…) and the concepts list in a quote block. I would look at the concept and try to recall its definition.
Then I would hover the concept, let’s say “Modelo Keynesiano” (means Keynesian Model), and it shows the “other side of the flashcard” so to speak. Like this:
Interesting idea, and very creative. A question: when you answered a question (either right or wrong), you have to switch to edit mode to insert the emoji, right? Doesn’t that interrupt the flow of working through the “cards” very much?
Hey! Thanks. I haven’t been doing this for long. A few days, actually. So far, I will check every concept about one text in particular, after checking this group, I open edit mode and put an X emoji in front of the link. So far, I will miss just one or two of those. Then I would go to the next text and so on. As I said, I haven’t been doing this for long. And I plan on using it more intensely for exams. But you have a valid point, it is good to avoid interrupting the task with other tasks. I guess checking them in groups as I said is slightly better than interrupting it after every concept check. If you manage to remember all the missing ones after checking all of them, that could work too, but I don’t trust myself that much. haha. Or, maybe, one could click the missed concept and open it in a separate page and, later, go back to mark it. That could work.
I also use Anki. That is the ideal way to study with flashcards, IMO - but it might not always fit the time constraints of an academic semester. Anki demands continuous effort, it is a lifetime commitment. It is just that, for me, as a college student, the structure of having all those concepts in one page seems as a nice alternative to the flashcard approach. I will still use anki for language learning and any other long term commitments I might have.