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The content emphasizes the superiority of flashcards over word lists for GRE vocabulary preparation, highlighting the drawbacks of word lists and the advantages of flashcards, including randomization and context usage.
  • Word lists are deemed ineffective due to the positioning effect and non-randomization, leading to a false sense of mastery.
  • Flashcards are praised for their ability to surprise learners with random word order, keeping the brain engaged and enhancing memory retention.
  • Magoosh flashcards are recommended for their inclusion of example sentences, providing context that aids in understanding and remembering word meanings.
  • Creating personalized flashcards on platforms like is suggested for words encountered outside the Magoosh deck.
  • A strategy for using flashcards effectively involves shuffling them for randomization and focusing on 'odd men out' or words that are difficult to remember.
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