I have been using spaced repetition for learning japanese characters readings. I find it very useful, since after input phrases (and only phrases from content I am reading, not isolated words) into the SRS, the system organize what I have to review and what I dont. I notice remembering readings sometimes can be quite difficult, and since I started using the SRS I improved a lot. Of course I listen a lot and read a lot in japanese.
In other hand, I think I will never use SRS for learn english or spanish or any other language tha I can read easily. For those languages I think LingQ vocabulry review system is good, because we can review in different orders and we can use tags, both things I cannot do in the SRS.
I would like to know what other member think about spaced repetition and any thing correlated.
I became curious about this and read something quickly on the net. It seems like something I read a long time ago in a book about how to study more effectively. The author suggest you study today, review tomorrow, the next week and the next month. This way you would reinforce long-term memory.
I believe after all, it’s all about reviewing content now and then until you feel it is really absorbed. This is a thing a never paid enough attention until I started with the lingQ and read some Steve’s comments on this.
I’m yet struggling to put systematic reviewing in my agenda, but I’m improving on it.
Having upgraded to a paid account was very useful in this aspect, because now I can keep content more accessible for reviewing.
I think we will introduce some form of spaced repetition algorithm as an option in the future. We intend to create more flexibility in the creation of lists, the exchange of lists between members, and the way in which you review lists. Some form of spaced repetition will be a part of this package I believe.
Having said that, I find that I prefer to decide which words I want to review. I sue the tools that we now have in vocabulary to review words in a variety of ways. Alphabetically has advantages in comparing related words, by creation date enables me to review the most recently saved words (and this is different from the list in each content item in WorkDesk), by importance makes sure that I am really going after the most important words, and by status is where I “batch” move words up in status. so I feel that I have control.
Spaced repetition assumes that all words are intrinsically of equal interest to the learner. In other words, the algorithm controls what you review. I guess it is a matter of taste, but I prefer to deliberately review words that interest me. but this is a matter of taste and some form of “random” spaced repetition based on factors such as use, flash cards etc. is probably a useful thing to have. We will look at products that are in the market and try to choose the best one. All input and ideas are welcome.
for me is only the “creation date” interesting because all other words are in alphabetic order.
Better would be when the words would be mixed.
In “Status” I would like choose I want to have “status 2” or an other but not in alphabetic order.
Not good for me is that all phrases I save are with one star (not very importance).
How can I choose all my phrases for review?
Irene, I use to tag them with ‘phrase’.
thanks, good idea - I will look for this idea.
Steve, take a look at repose.cx
It is the SRS software that I use to learn kanji reading.
We are not going to do anything now. When we go to institute a SRS system we will ask for input from our members, for sure.