Anki Electronic Flashcards

Flashcards are excellent tools to help you memorise information. Electronic flashcards are excellent as they allow the user to take advantage of spaced repetition. Spaced repetition means that you see the cards as frequently as you need to in order to put the information into your long-term memory, but no more frequently. This basically means that your learning will be more efficient and will take less of your valuable time.


The Anki programme will alter the repetition interval based on how you rate  your success with a particular card.


For more information, visit the Anki website or search youtube for videos about Anki – there are many!


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What to do


  1. Download the free Anki programme to your computer.
  2. Download the deck of flashcards for the August work from the James Gillespie’s High School website at this address: *******
  3. Click on the file you have just downloaded and the Anki program will open it. Select Study Now and start learning!



There is also an Anki app for the iphone. It costs £24 but synchronises with the programme on your computer and frees you up to learn Gaelic all over the place.


If you have an Android phone the good news is that the AnkiDroid Flashcard app is free.