Before long, every student comes to the realization that keeping up with college coursework is a lot tougher than high school. While students that take AP classes are likely better prepared for this tough reality, still there is a difference between taking one or two advanced prep courses amidst a lighter schedule and taking a full load at the university level. Although you can certainly set up your days so that you only have two or three classes, unlike the 7am to 3pm routine that high schools employ, still you have to figure that every hour spent in class will result in three hours of homework on average once you start your higher education. And a lot of your time will be spent in study and memorization as preparation for exams. Luckily, the Cramberry app aims to help iPhone and iPad users by providing a quick and easy method of absorbing information.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever spent hours laboriously writing out flashcards by hand before you could even start flipping through them to begin your actually studying. We’ve all been there. Cramberry has you covered in this respect. The app is not only free to download, but it comes with an absolute wealth of flashcards already at your fingertips. The program is ostensibly designed to allow you to make your own flashcards dependent on the subject and material you need to learn for a given course or a specific exam. But thanks to sharing via the associated website (cramberry.net), users can post their flashcards online for everyone to peruse.
The result is that there are now over a million ready-made flashcards for users to download and flip through for free. These cards span every topic imaginable, from core subjects like math, science, history, and English to electives like foreign languages. You could learn medical abbreviations and accounting formulas if you wanted to. And everything posted on the site is provided for free, by and for the Cramberry community.
Of course, you might find that you learn better through creating your own flashcards. Although this can be a tedious task in any medium, the digital format certainly makes it quicker and easier than handwriting cards. This allows you to put terminology and concepts into your own words for improved retention. But that’s not all the app has to offer. It is also designed to make your study process more efficient. It does this by using an algorithm that tracks your progress as you “flip” through your virtual card sets and reintroduces cards that you need to study further. So it actually does some of the dirty work for you.
Cramberry claims to help students study less and remember more. While that may depend largely on the user, the truth is that it can definitely help you to cut back on the amount of time you spend creating flashcards and cycling through them. For the harried student that barely has time to sleep, this is a major draw. Whether you’re attending Harvard Law, Washington State University, or an online MBA program, Cramberry is one app that can offer truly useful functionality that saves both time and money (no more buying flashcards!). In short, it’s a no-brainer.