I'm not completely sure I understand the problem, but it does seem the best way to do that at the moment would be to have one or more cases of long questions, and one or more of short? You could also make a case collection for all short questions, and one for all long ones.
Don't know if that helps.
on 19 May, 2011 07:51 PM
The problem is that when I'm doing quick questions, I get into a
groove and it's a good standard flashcard like learning experience;
but if, in the middle of that, I get a question that takes minutes
(perhaps > 10 minutes) of work to go through, it's an entirely
different thing. I may not even have time for it at the moment, but
in any case, I have found that for me, the two different kinds of
review just don't mix. Sometimes it's important for me to review
something that takes a lot of thinking, and maybe paper &
pencil, to review; sometimes it's not. I just need to keep those
I can just have a list for the longer tasks, outside of Mental
Case, and maybe that's what I'll do, but I wanted to see if MC
I just now experimented with Case Collections. I had hope, but I
don't see how to get it to create a review where it only asks
questions from one of the Collections.
Of course I could have a bunch of different cases, some of which
focus on long and some of which on short, but I don't want to have
to choose a particular case to study each time; I want to retain
the current mix, but segregate the long ones. It would be OK for
all the long ones to go into just one case because there are a lot
fewer of them. But I still want the case organization for the short
on 19 May, 2011 08:01 PM
To put it a bit differently, what I'm looking for is some way to
group cases together so that a study session can be comprised of
different collection of cases.
For me, the reason to do that is that I have many quick
questions, which need to be organized by case, but need to be
segregated from questions that take a long time to think through.
But perhaps other people have different reasons -- like work vs
school-related questions, which they'd rather keep separate, but
which each comprise collections that should be organized in
Can't you just select the cases and or case collections you want to study, and choose 'View Notes in Selected Case' or 'Study Lesson Notes in Case'. These types of menu items allow you to choose which cases to study.
on 20 May, 2011 01:36 PM
If I choose "view notes in case" it appears to go through the
notes without regard to the schedule or how many times I've seen
For some reason, when I have a case or case collection selected,
"Study Lesson Notes In Case" is grayed out so I can't determine
whether that would suit my purpose. What must one do to make that
menu item active??
The 'View notes in case' option is indeed for studying separate to the schedule.
If you use the 'study' option, it should only show due notes. It should be active whenever the selected case has one or more notes due for study. Otherwise it will be grayed out.