Quizlet is a mobile and web-based study app that allows you to study information using tools and games. They suggest that over 90% of students who use Quizlet are seeing improvements in their results overall, that combined with the sheer amount of resources available makes this app an invaluable tool for learning.
The app is available for Android and iOS devices and can be used on any device with an internet browser by going to quizlet.com. Signing up takes just a couple of minutes and can be done through your Google account, Facebook account or just your email address.
Overall Quizlet is a memorization tool to help students learn their subject matter, this can be completed under several study modes.
A set is something that Quizlet use to describe a list of terms paired with their definitions, or questions matching their answers. Sets can include words, images, diagrams and text to speech audio.
Quizlet has millions of sets created by people all over the world covering a huge amount of topics. You can create your own set based on the topic you are learning to help yourself and hopefully help others learn that same thing. It’s simple to create your own set, then once created you can use one of the study modes or games in Quizlet to test yourself.
It is important to remember that the vast majority of sets already created on Quizlet are made by other students and teachers so there isn’t a guarantee that everything is fact checked.
Study Modes & Games
This mode is similar to paper flash cards. Users are shown a “card” for each term, which they can flip over by clicking or using the arrow keys or space bar. The user has the option for the face of the card to be an image, a word, or both.
In this study mode, definitions scroll vertically down the screen in the shape of asteroids. The user must type the term that goes with the definition before it reaches the bottom of the screen. It is one of the ‘Play’ study modes.
In this study mode, users are shown a term or definition and must type the term or definition that goes with what is shown. After entering their answer, users see if their answer was correct or not, and can choose to override the automatic grading and count their answer as right if needed.
In this study mode, users are given a recommended study set based on whether or not they answer study set questions correctly. Repetition of terms answered incorrectly increases in frequency and a dashboard shows learning progress over time. The mode uses spaced repetition concepts to focus on longer-term retention and subject mastery versus shorter-term memorization.
In this mode, the term is read out loud and users must type in the term with the correct spelling.
In this study mode, users are presented with a grid of scattered terms. Users drag terms on top of their associated definitions to remove them from the grid and try to clear the grid in the fastest time possible.
Live (Teachers Only)
In this study mode, a Quizlet user with a Teacher upgrade (usually a teacher) breaks their class up into teams of however number of teams they want. The teacher chooses whether to start with a definition or term. Each team will have to choose the correct term/definition to win, with the team that has the most points winning. If the teacher decides to shuffle the teams, the groups are randomly put into new teams. This game works by choosing a set of flashcards and putting these flashcards into a format which works for the game. (The upgrade costs money).