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Memorize·It flashcards has been used, loved and refined since 1992. We've spent years and years working with our customers and constantly striving to make Memorize·It flashcards the most robust and feature rich flashcard application of its kind. Don't settle for an imitator when you can use the original. Try it for free for 15 days and see why tens of thousands of people rate Memorize-It the best learning tool of it's kind. We offer free technical support through instant messaging, e-mail and over the phone.

Memorize·It is a multimedia flashcard application that allows you to create your own decks of flashcards incorporating text, sound, pictures, and drawings. Using several testing methods: multiple choice, true/false, type-in and honor system, Memorize·It can be used for any subject from preschool to medical school. Cards can be easily moved between decks or copied to build new decks. Interactive quizzing with Memorize·It automatically keeps track of the hardest cards and allows you to focus on exactly what is hardest for you. Decks can be printed front and back on five styles of perforated card stock paper. By using Memorize·It you can study or teach any subject. Memorize·It allows you to easily create the cards with exactly the information you need to study. All this for only $25 (for a limited time - regularly $39).

Why Memorize·It?

If you've ever used flashcards before and have something you need to learn quickly, then Memorize·It is for you. The whole idea of learning is centered around repetition. The more you practice something, the better you get and the more you know about it. Memorize·It takes this idea to a whole new level with the ability to consistently focus on the information which gives you the most trouble.

Repetition plays a vital role in the retention of information. This Kent State Instructional Design Document for college students talks of the importance of repetition in learning. The Muskingum College Learning Strategies Database begins by talking of the importance of repetition. Dr. George Johnston begins this "On Science" article by saying "Simple repetition can have a powerful impact on learning" and goes on to talk about the way we learn.

There are many other examples of the importance of learning through repetition. In most cases the process is to first write something down, then repeatedly review it. The creation of the flashcards with Memorize·It is the writing down part, and the quizzing and testing (repetition) is what Memorize·It does best.

How to create your own Flashcards?

Memorize·It includes all the tools you need to quickly and easily create your own flashcards. It includes card editing features which allow you to place pictures, text, drawing, and sound on any card. All the standard drawing tools and patterns are included

The second way to create whole decks is by using a word processor. You create a text file with all the cards included and import the file into Memorize·It. All the cards are created automatically and Memorize·It centers all the text for you.

The main design goal of Memorize·It is to help students quickly study the information which is important to them. There are many time saving features which enhance a students ability to create their own flashcards efficiently and quickly. A design with students in mind from day one.

In most cases, creating the flashcards with Memorize·It is faster than doing it by hand!

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Flashcards on CDROM

While Memorize·It was created to allow the easy creation of flashcards on any subject, it didn't stop people from asking us for flashcards decks. We listened and have created a cdrom called "Memorize·It The Complete Collection" containing all the flashcards we have created over the past 10 years.

Card Types

Flashcards in Memorize·It come in four different types.

  • Honor System
    • You answer the card aloud or to yourself, turn the card over to see if you got the answer correct. Memorize·It asks you if you answered the card correctly. The computer uses your answer to score the card as hard or easy.
  • Multiple Choice
    • You are allowed to enter up to 5 choices (A-E). The computer automatically keeps track of the card score as you quiz.
  • True False
    • You create a true false question and the computer automatically keeps track of the card score as you quiz.
  • Type-in
    • A one or two word answer to a given question. The answer must be typed exactly as it appears, or it will be scored incorrectly.

Memorize·It flashcards are actually four sided.

How can a piece of paper have anything more than two sides you ask? Well, when you print the cards, they are two sided, but every electronic Memorize·It flashcard has a hint and a why card as well. You create the hint and why card exactly as you would the front and the back of the card. While quizzing, you are given the choice to look at the hint while you are looking at the front of the card. You are also given the choice of seeing the why card while looking at the answer.

Quizzing and Testing

There are several quizzing methods you can use in Memorize·It.

  • Quiz All
    • This will cycle through all the cards in the deck no matter what your score on that card. Memorize·It will continue to keep track of which cards give you the most trouble.
  • Quiz Medium/Hard/By Percentage
    • Cards will be selected by their difficulty giving you more repetition on the hardest cards.
  • Randomly
    • This is a flag which you can turn on which will cycle the cards randomly instead of in order. If you do quiz in order, you can simply shuffle the deck of cards and any time.
  • Auto Quiz
    • Memorize·It will cycle through the cards on a time delay of your choice. Once you get too tired of answering the questions, just turn on auto quiz and watch the cards cycle. We call this quiz by osmosis.
  • Quick Test
    • This allows you to test yourself on the cards in any deck. Once you have answered all the questions, press the Grade button.  The window will change to show you a report on how well you did on the test.
  • T-Scope
    • The T-Scope design is based on a device called a tachistoscope.  The earliest reference found for this device was 1890.  Since that time it has been primarily used by research psychologists studying education.  It is a device used to present objects to the eye for a brief measured period, e.g., a fraction of a second.  One of its principal applications is the measurement of the amount of detail that can be comprehended by a single viewing.  You can set the delay and time between cards as if you have one of these specialized devices.  We have taken up the tachistoscope flag and added T-Scope capability to Memorize·It flashcards.  We believe it is the first, and only, software tachistoscope.

Printing Flashcards

Take your flashcards with you everywhere you go.

While Memorize·It is a great electronic flashcard system, that doesn't mean most of us keep our computer with us and turned on 24 hours a day. Memorize·It includes a flexible printing system which will allow you to take your flashcards with you and quiz yourself anytime anywhere.

The most popular printing style is to print your cards on perforated paper. The cheapest is business card paper and index card paper, but sizes go as large as post cards.

If perforated paper is out of your budget, then you can have Memorize·It draw the cut lines when it prints. You can print on a heavier stock paper and cut out the cards with scissors.

Printing front and back typically takes two passes and requires that you under stand which side of the paper your print prints on from the paper tray. Once you know this, just tell Memorize·It to print all the fronts of the cards. Take that paper, turn it over and put it back into the paper tray. Tell Memorize·It to print out all the backs of the cards. Separate the cards and your done.

Here are some sample printouts which were then scanned.
Click on the image to see a full screen version.
Front
Avery Business Card Style with Art History Decks
Back
Avery Business Card Style with Art History Decks
Front
Avery Index Card Style with Art History Decks
Back
Avery Index Card Style with Art History Decks

Subjects

The creator of Memorize·It, Wood Harter, wrote this application for himself to study art history in college. Later he created a version with sound (and graphics!) so he could study German vocabulary while living in Germany in 1991. He's since used this for spelling words with younger family members, and most recently for the GRE.

We have reports of students around the world using Memorize·It for every kind of subject imaginable. The most popular subjects include law school, medical school, foreign language, biology, anatomy, kids spelling words and pilot training.

Here is the laundry list of subjects: Anatomy, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, CPA, English, Flags of the World, French, Geography, German, GRE, History, Japanese, Law, Morse Code, Mathematics, Medical School, Pilot Training, Psychology, Russian, SAT, Sign Language, Spanish, Spelling, Sports, Vietnamese.

WebQuizzer

We've create a version of the Memorize·It Quizzer in Java which will allow you to attach the flashcards you create with Memorize·It to a web site. It is free to users with a valid Memorize·It serial number. Just contact us for details.

Windows Requirements

Intel Pentium or higher, Windows 7, XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98, 95, 16MB RAM, Windows compatible sound card (recommended).

For schools needing site licensing, we offer a network 10 pack for $99.  This allows you to put Memorize·It on 10 different computers. Call for details.

Schoolroom Edition

In 1995 we created a version of Memorize·It especially designed for teachers. The Schoolroom Edition added the capability to automate testing and grading in the classroom over a computer network, or through a system of floppy diskettes. You can take the same questions students are studying with Memorize·It and place them in a test format. Automate the administration and testing of the students and spend your valuable time teaching. We are still in the process of updating the Schoolroom Edition to 4.0. If you are interested in more information, please contact us. If you are one of the many users of the Schoolroom Edition and would like to see a certain feature added, get your ideas in now while were still working on it.

Macintosh Support

We've discontinued support for Memorize·It for Macintosh.

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