In our Taming the Beast series we discussed ways to effectively approach Vocabulary Building for the GRE.
Yet, being competent at learning new words may not translate to being successful in remembering them. This is especially true if you have to learn vast volumes of words in a short period (as required while preparing for exams such as the GRE).
The real problem lies in our ability to recall a word and successfully associate it to what concepts / ideas those words serve to express. This is where Flashcards become quite useful.
Traditional GRE Flashcards
The traditional GRE flashcards in its simplest form is a small card that has the word on one face and its definitions on the other. See example below.
The rationale is that you create these cards for the difficult words you come across and create a pile of such cards that you go through frequently. You force your brain to remember these words through brute force: you go through these words often and work your brain every time until the words is consolidated in your memory.
This is effective to an extent – the problem is that this method can be quite boring and demotivating. How do you find redemption then?
CrackVerbal’s GRE Flashcards
CrackVerbal’s GRE Flashcards set is our answer to the questions “How do I make vocabulary building fun?”. We realised that memory building is, for most people, closely related to visual (sight) and phonetic (sound) stimuli. These GRE Flashcards are designed keeping exactly this in mind.
Here are a few examples of our GRE flashcards:
By utilising both phonetic and visual triggers your brain will immediately make associations that last permanently. We’ve isolated a set of 500 high frequency GRE words and have created Mnemonic flashcards for them. This will substantially improve your Vocabulary building process for Vocabulary intensive tests such as GRE and CAT.
Improve your Vocabulary right now : Check out our GRE Flashcards!