iFlipTips is the new multi-purpose study iPhone/iPad app. Perfect for exam revision, creating training notes, and outlining speeches, the app is effective and easy to use. If you’re preparing for a big day, you’ll want to use iFlipTips to its full potential, so here are some tips to help you make the most of this note-taking app.
1. Use it every day
When you’re trying to commit information to memory, doing a little every day is far more effective than doing a lot once each week. Using iFlipTips everyday will make memorizing revision notes or speeches feel effortless, rather than trying to sit down and memorize everything at once. You might even find that by using this revision tool each day, you don’t have to actively try and memorize your notes – simply reading through them regularly will help you commit them to memory. Using the app every day might sound daunting, but you will find time. iFlipTips is a helpful learning app for memorizing information on the go, so next time you’re stuck in a queue, on public transport or waiting around, simply load up the app and scan through your notes.
Tackling large projects as a whole entity is unhelpful for your learning, bad for your motivation, and could damage your confidence in your ability to memorize information for exams, training or speeches. In the long-term, this blow to your confidence could lead you to doubt your ability to complete the exam, conduct the training or deliver a successful speech, which could have disastrous consequences. Breaking the information down into small chunks is exactly what iFlipTips is for. You can remember a three-word phrase much easier than you can remember a three-sentence paragraph, so take the time to break each part of the project down into a memorable pieces and start there. You might feel like you’re learning ‘slower’ initially, but in the long-term, using iFlipTips to make brief, simple notes is far more productive than trying to bite off more information than you can chew.
3. Use the different learning styles
The way in which you memorize certain information will depend on what kind of learning style you have, and the reason you are memorizing the information. For example, if you’re learning facts for an exam, writing notes can be helpful. If you’re preparing for a speech, conference or training session, however, recording an ideal version of the audio then listening to it might be more helpful than preparing by reading through notes. iFlipTips caters for different learning styles; to make the most of these, identify which style would be most useful for the task at hand, and try experimenting with different approaches to see which learning style best suits you.
Most information we take in is committed only to our short-term memories. This means that after a small amount of time – as little an hour – we won’t be able to recall information we previously thought we knew. To commit information to our long-term memory, so we can recall it on demand for months and even years afterwards, you need to keep going back to the information you’re learning over a period of time. iFlipTips’ folders system can help you organize your notes by subject and chronologically, so you can keep track of which information you’ve committed to long-term memory, and which information you need to revisit.
5. Use the app in small bursts rather than a long session
Just as breaking information down into manageable chunks will help you make the most out of using iFlipTips, using the app in short, concentrated sessions two or three times per day will help make your learning more efficient. We can only concentrate for a limited amount of time, after which we’re unlikely to remember what we’re trying to learn. Instead of spending a couple of hours or so at a time with iFlipTips, break down your learning into shorter 20-30 minute blocks. Although you might feel like you are learning less because you’re using the app for a shorter amount of time, you’re more likely to remember the information later.