Okay, so get out your flashcards…. Nothing new, right? Well, instead of memorizing the fronts and backs, try these ideas…
1) Place your cards into groups of related things or ideas. Anything goes. Find something, anything between a couple of cards and then add other cards that fit in as well.
2) If you are studying a physiological pathway (or any series of steps / chronology) place the cards in order.
3) Pick two cards and work at it until you think of a connection between them.
4) Show you know the card by answering the back but then ask yourself (or your study partner) a question about the word.