What’s the best way to use flashcards for the SAT? Well the truly the best way is with our free SAT vocabulary flashcards. They’ll come at you in a spaced repetition format and will keep you on your toes the whole time.
Randomization. It’s a big word, but don’t worry – it probably won’t show up on the SAT. The essence of randomization is that things are unpredictable or random (hence ‘random’ization). And when you are learning vocabulary you want the process to be random. If you learn from a list you know exactly where each word is and you begin to memorize the placement of the word as well as the words around it. This predictability shuts down your brain (see ‘The Zombie’) and that never helps with learning.
But not so with the Magoosh flashcards. Words are never in the same order, so you aren’t quite sure which word you’ll see. This keeps the brain on its toes, so to speak.
And truly making words stick is the ultimate goal of learning SAT vocabulary (remember this isn’t your English class’s weekly vocab quiz).
Okay, so maybe I’ve somewhat sold you on flashcards. Now what? Get started with Magoosh flashcards. That’s what!