Making flashcards is a great way to study for the MBLEx. Not only do they help you learn and remember key concepts, but they are also portable and can be used anywhere! In this blog post, we will provide tips for making effective MBLEx flashcards as well as some resources that you can use to get started. Let’s get started!
Why make your own flashcards?
First of all, along with our 4000 MBLEx practice questions, online study guide, we have 200+ online muscle flashcards on www.massageexamacademy.com. These flashcards include nearly every muscle origin, insertion, and action with detailed photos. However, I still think there is a tremendous value in making your own flashcards.
Here is why.
They are uniquely you.
One of the benefits of making your own flashcards is that you can tailor them to your specific needs. If you find that you are struggling with a particular topic, you can make a set of flashcards that focus on that topic. You can also add your own personal notes and examples to the cards, which can be helpful when you are trying to remember a concept.
Another benefit of making your own flashcards is that it can save you time and money. If you are purchasing a set of pre-made flashcards, you may not be getting exactly what you need. By making your own cards, you can ensure that they are relevant to the material you are studying.
For instance, if you are really struggling with massage ethics terms, you could just make flashcards with ethics terms and short definitions.
It is active learning
When you are making your own flashcards, you are not only creating a study tool, but you are also actively engaged in the learning process. The act of writing down the information can help to solidify the concepts in your mind. Additionally, by adding your own personal notes and examples, you are more likely to remember the information when you need it. You do not get this when you buy premade flashcards.
Making your own online flashcards has some benefits too. You are still typing them out so it is active learning. You can also share them with other massage students if you make them on a site like Quizlet. And, they are easy to access from anywhere you have an internet connection.
Next, let’s cover tips for making and using your MBLEx flashcards.
4 tips for making MBLEx flashcards
Now that we’ve talked about some of the benefits of making your own flashcards, let’s talk about how to make them. Here are three tips to get you started:
Start with a specific goal in mind.
What do you want to learn? What information do you need to remember? By starting with a specific goal, you can ensure that your flashcards are relevant and helpful.
Keep it simple.
When you are making your own flashcards, less is more. You want to include only the essential information on the card. Too much information can be overwhelming and difficult to remember.
Flashcards don’t have to be boring! If you are struggling to stay motivated, try adding some images or colors to the cards. You can also use different shaped cards or index cards to make the process more fun.
I am a big fan of adding drawings to my flashcards, especially for anatomy. Not only does it make the process more fun, but it can also help you remember the information. When you are drawing the concept, you are again actively engaged in the learning process.
4 tips for using MBLEx flashcards
Now that you know how to make flashcards, let’s talk about how to use them. Here are three tips to help you get the most out of your flashcards:
A great way to study with flashcards is to test yourself on a regular basis. You can do this by setting a timer and seeing how many cards you can get through in a certain amount of time. This will help to keep you focused and on track.
Say it out loud.
When you are studying with flashcards, it is important to say the information out loud. This will help to solidify the concepts in your mind and make it more likely that you will remember the information when you need it.
Say it: Bilateral: Affecting both sides. Example: The client reported bilateral low back pain.
Mix it up.
If you are finding that you are getting bored with your flashcards, try mixing things up. You can shuffle the order of the cards or group them together in different ways. Additionally, you can try using different methods to test yourself, such as writing the information on the card instead of saying it out loud.
Make it a game.
Flashcards can be a fun and interactive way to learn. Try turning them into a game by challenging yourself or a classmate who is studying for the MBLEx to see who can answer the most questions in a certain amount of time. You can also keep track of your progress and see how much you have improved over time.
Ready to get started?
By following these tips, you can make sure that your flashcards are effective and helpful for your MBLEx preparation. Remember, the key is to find a method that works for you. So don’t be afraid to experiment until you find a system that works for you.
What are some of your tips for making flashcards? Share them in the comments below!
If you are looking for more study tools to pass your MBLEx exam, like practice questions and exams, you can learn more about my program here: Massage Exam Academy.