July 11, 2009
Everything has become digital now, including flash cards -- the good old fashioned way of studying and prepping for tests! I've long given up on "hard copy" or 3x5 flash cards when I came across Flash Card Machine, a site where you can create your own digital flash cards for free! Verdict: LOVE IT! Not only can you store your flash cards here for free, but you can also share your studying tips -- in our case, steno briefs -- with other students and vice-versa, which is always a good thing! For instance, maybe you're trying to brief the word "conversation," and your brief source (usually a handy dandy HUGE brief dictionary!) is giving you a stroke that you just can't memorize or your fingers just won't contort to. Now, instead of writing the word in just one stroke as a brief, because you can't think of a brief that works for you, you're forced to write "congratulations" in its usual four strokes (four syllables). Not good! That's one of the reasons I like this site so much. You put your briefs out there for the world to see, and then you're ALSO able to glean from fellow users there, too! See, everything IS so much better when we share! :) Click here for pages of steno briefs that other court reporting students have already shared. Click here to sign up for your free account at Flash Card Machine. And happy studying!