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Studying with Flashcards mode

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2018 07:40AM PDT
Flashcards lets you study text-based Quizlet study sets on the Quizlet website just as you would real flashcards.

Getting started

Open a set and select Flashcards to start a study session. Definitions are shown first by default. To see your terms first, open the Options menu and select Answer with definition from the drop-down menu. You can also select Both to see a term and definition at the same time.

To flip a card and view the term, click anywhere on the card or use the spacebar on your keyboard. To advance or go back a card, use the arrow buttons below the card or the right and left arrow keys.

If you don't want to advance your cards manually, select Play and Quizlet will cycle through them automatically. To study your cards in a random order, select Shuffle.

Customizing a Flashcards study session

To change Flashcards' default settings, open the Options menu.

From the Options menu, you can choose to see terms first, definitions first or both terms and definitions. To see terms first, select Answer with definition. To see definitions first, select Answer with term. To see both, select Answer with both.

If you're studying a set in two languages, you'll see prompts to answer with either language rather than terms and definitions, e.g. Answer with English and Answer with Spanish

The Options menu also lets you control your audio settings. Quizlet offers text to speech audio in 18 languages and supports audio playback for terms and definitions up to 300 characters in length. To enable audio, select On. Once you enable audio, you can select Show advanced audio options to adjust playback speed or disable audio for your terms or definitions. Please note that if the set you're studying has recorded audio, you won't see the option to adjust playback speed. 

Finishing Flashcards

To complete Flashcards, you'll need to review every term/definition pair in your set.

Students — if your teacher uses Class Progress to track your study activity, be sure to reach the end of the set when doing homework so you get full credit.


Why can't I hear audio on my study set?
If you're not hearing audio, that's likely because Quizlet doesn't offer text-to-speech audio in one or both of the languages you're studying. You'll hear audio if it's available for the languages you're studying and your term or definition has fewer than 300 characters. 

My flashcards play too quickly. Can I adjust playback speed?
Not currently, but that's something we may add to Flashcards in the future.

Can I study diagram sets with Flashcards?
It's not yet possible to study diagram sets with Flashcards on the Quizlet website, but you can do this on our iOS and Android apps.

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