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Creating a new set

Creating your own study set allows you to focus on exactly what you want to learn on Quizlet. To get started, select Create

Getting started

First, enter a title for your set. Then, select a language for your terms and definitions. 

To add a description, click on the i button. 

Your set will be public by default. To restrict visibility to a specific group of people, click on the Change link below Visible to everyone. Then, select Visible to certain classes or Visible to people with a password and save your changes. 

Adding terms and definitions
You're now ready to add your terms and definitions. If you're creating content in a language with special characters, you can add them from the tray below each term or definition field. 

We show five rows by default. To enter additional terms, click on the Add card button or press the Tab key. 


Auto-define allows you to quickly add definitions to your set that have already been entered by others on Quizlet -- no extra typing needed!

To use auto-define, type a term and then select the auto-define icon to the right of the definition text box. 

Choose an option to add it as the definition for your term. 


Quizlet automatically saves your work every few seconds while you're on the create set page. We show how recently your work was last saved at the top of the page.

Deleting or moving terms and definitions

To delete a row, click on the Trashcan icon to the left of that row. To move a row to another location in your set, click on that row and drag it to a new location. 

When you're done adding terms, click the Create button to save and publish your set. 

Other info

  • You can make some of your text bold by putting it between asterisks *like this.* If you choose Math/Symbols or Chemistry as your term or definition language, text between asterisks won't be bolded as asterisks are used in different contexts when studying those subjects. 
  • Text enclosed in parentheses (like this) won't be read by our text to speech audio, and you won't be required to type it in to have an answer marked right. Since this text is optional, putting hints or example sentences in parentheses is a great way to add context to your terms and definitions.