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Using Code Blocks on Flashcards
Using Code Blocks on Flashcards

Code blocks can be included on flashcards using the hierarchy of parents (for the front) and multi-line flashcards (for the back).

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Written by Soren Bjornstad
Updated over a week ago

Because code blocks are entire Rems of their own, they cannot be placed within the same Rem as a flashcard arrow. This may make it hard to see how to use them in flashcards. Fear not, RemNote’s automatic display of hierarchy on flashcards and its multi-line cards feature still make it easy to create flashcards for code.

Code on the front of a flashcard

To put code on the front of a flashcard – say, to ask comprehension questions about some code or practice spotting an error in it – put the code block first, then indent underneath it and create a question and answer there.

When it comes time to practice the flashcard, you’ll see it just like this:

Code on the back of a flashcard

To put code on the back of a flashcard – say, to practice writing a small snippet of code that accomplishes some task or remembering the name of a library function – write the front of the flashcard as normal, then press Enter to create a multi-line flashcard and create the code block there. A multi-line flashcard with only one line on the back is just fine!

That looks like this when you practice it:

This method works especially well with the Concept/Descriptor Framework:

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