Not to be mistaken for a flash card
, a learning card is basically a small paper card containing the name of a single subject
or any other small part of a body of knowledge
such as an academic
field of study
. Apart from the name, the card holds a brief but precise description of the subject, component etc. By simply flipping through a small stack of cards, a person can grow familiar with enough pieces of a field of study to understand its basics.
Well-made learning cards have a simple system
between them. A common system is to simply have words in a cards description section written in italic
, if that word corresponds to the name of another card. This way, the cards form a collected whole, showing the relation
s between things described.