iFlipTips is a new note-taking and study app that is revolutionizing the way students learns. The app’s use of different mediums, including text, images, audio and video mean it is perfect for studying subjects that have a visual element, including architecture. While more ‘traditional’ subjects might use textbooks and written notes to convey information, this method doesn’t work as effectively with topics that are largely based on visualizing and creating.
iFlipTips puts a twist on the traditional 3×5 flashcard system, making the most of the iPhone and iPad’s built-in features. Architecture students can use the app to make text notes, take photos, create audio recordings and make videos, all of which can aid their studies. Using iFlipTips’ two sections, iTips-Ideas and iFlipCards, you can create a catalogue of study notes, as well as question and answer flip cards to test your knowledge at the end of each unit, or in preparation for an exam.
The different ways of recording information not only make studying much easier for architecture students, but they also give you a chance to explore different learning styles and find one that is most effective for you. Schools and colleges encourage students to learn by reading, however different people work best with different mediums. You might find it easier to learn through hearing, watching or doing, rather than reading.
The iFlipTips app gives you the chance to record audio notes and videos, without the extra cost and time or purchasing separate recording equipment. During the school year, you can also use audio function to record key lectures, ensuring you don’t miss any important information.
You can customize the way in which you use the app to make sure you create the kind of notes that will be most useful to you when reviewing the semester of preparing for an exam. The first key to preparing an effective set of study notes it to make sure they are organized properly. iFlipTips’ folders system is versatile, and you can easily create your own filing system that will help you access your notes quickly and easily.
Architecture students can do this by creating a separate file for each style and period, organizing their notes by country, or by creating different folders for each year and semester. You can file as many cards as you want within each folder, so you should try to create a filing system that makes your notes easy to find.
Once you’ve created your files, you can start creating cards. If you’ve created a separate file for each architectural period, you might want to create individual cards detailing the features of that period, or notable buildings that exist from that time. Use the image or video functions to include a picture or a video that will act as a visual aid to go with text or audio notes. The video function is particularly useful for taking videos that capture details of buildings that are too large to fit into a single photo.
When each card is finished, simply save it to the correct folder, and move onto the next subject, you will soon have a database of study cards that you can find and view with just a few taps.