When you embark on a Theatre Studies course, you’ll encounter a mixture of practical examinations and written theory. Because both your practical and written work will count towards your final grade, and even whether you pass the course, you need to be prepared for both.
Most study apps focus on the written side of the course, but iFlipTips is different. This app can help you succeed in both the written aspects and the practical performance modules too.
Studying for written theory exams
Part of theatre studies involves learning about different theories and practitioners that have influenced the theatrical world in previous decades.
Try creating separate folders for each notable theory or practitioner. Within each folder, you can create individual iTipsIdeas cards that focus on a different theory or dramatic style. Record video or audio clips of sample plays, as well as image of notable performances. This is especially useful when learning about styles like Japanese Kabuki theatre, where having a visual representation of the style is a lot more memorable than a written description.
Test your knowledge of different styles and theories using iFlipCards. On the question side, include a prompt about a certain style, then on the ‘answer’ side; make a note of all the prompts you need to include in the essay answer to obtain a high grade.
You can also use the app to create class presentations with iFlipSlides. If you have to showcase the work you’ve done so far, or present research on different theatrical techniques or styles, iFlipSlides helps you create beautiful slideshows without using a computer.
Practical exams are trickier to ‘study’ for, as preparing for these assessments involves more rehearsal time than traditional study time. Because of its versatility, however, iFlipTips can still help you deliver the practical performance you need to get a high grade. Thanks to the video recorder, you can tape your rehearsals. This gives you the opportunity to analyze your performance later and see where you need to improve.
You can also use the app’s text and audio recorder to help learn your lines. Record an audio version of the performance piece and listen to it while out and about. Alternatively, use iFlipCards to test how well you know your lines so far. On the ‘question’ side of the card, write the line before, and then write your line on the ‘answer’ side. This will help you familiarize yourself with your cues and increase your confidence.
About – iFlipTips – iPhone/iPad Study App
That’s where iFlipTips comes to the rescue. This revolutionary study app from TECHtionary works on iPhone and iPad and will help you create your own knowledge database, filled with text, images, audio clips and video clips. The app is designed to help you break down information into bite-sized pieces, build flash/flipcards, helping you learn quicker, and also improving the rate at which you can recall information faster during your exams too. iFlipTips works because you can create flash/flipcards anywhere you are, in class, on the go, at home in bed, anywhere you are.
How does iFlipTips work?
iFlipTips contains three sections: iTipsIdeas, iFlipCards and iFlipSlides. Each of the three sections enables you to create your own digital ‘flashcards’, which can contain text, audio, video and images. You can study all the relevant graphs, charts and diagrams you need, without having to carry around sheets of paper or books. Using the audio feature, you can record lectures and seminars to ensure you have all the important facts and figures you need to ace your exams.
iTipsIdeas cards are useful for learning facts, and can also help you structure papers and assignments too. As all your study notes are on your iPhone or iPad, you can take them with you wherever you go and add to or edit them as you please. iFlipTips has a helpful folders system, so you can save your notes in one place for easy access later.
When it’s time to test what you know, use iFlipCards to create a mock exam. These cards are the digital versions of traditional question and answer cards. Using them, you can identify any gaps in your knowledge before you get to the exam itself, giving yourself plenty of time to check and double check you’ve learned everything you need.
iFlipSlides is one of the app’s newer features, will help you with any class presentations that are required as part of your course. Like the other cards in the app, you can add text, images, audio and video clips to create beautiful and professional-looking slideshows, even without a computer. As a busy student, you’ll love the fact that you can create slides and cards on the go, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing.
The iFlipTips calendar is a valuable tool for the whole school year, but can especially help when you’re studying for exams. Enter details of your classes, keep track of upcoming exams and use the calendar to create a detailed study plan.
With different icons for practically every event you can imagine, you can tell at a glance what each appointment is for. The calendar also sends push notifications directly to your iPhone, so you get a helpful reminder each day when it’s time to study.
iFlipTips is designed to make your studying as easy and efficient as possible. Use the app, you can stick to your study plan, and you’ll be amazed at the results.