Shortcut to bury cards while studying

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07 Sep, 2012 10:34 PM


I've been using Mental Case for medical school, and between sharing cards with classmates and the ridiculous pace at which we're given new material, it's very easy to build up a massive library of flashcards very quickly. Now naturally I learn and retain some details much more quickly than others, and this means that I get to the "I don't ever want to see this card again" point with some cards long before I get there with others.

In a single study session, this problem is easily solved by using the up/down arrows as I progress through the stack. But when I come back on the weekend or before an exam and want to review cards from that case, I spend the majority of my time flipping past the dozens of cards that I'm not in any danger of forgetting. An easy way to bury/delete cards while I'm studying them would make this app several times more useful to me, so I can focus on the cards I have trouble retaining instead of wasting so much time reviewing stuff that I don't need to review. Ideally I would go through new cards once on the day of lecture, using the up/down arrow to review cards I have trouble getting until I get to the end of the stack. Then when I come back on the weekend, I can go through all of the stacks from that week again, deleting anything I remembered easily while I progress through the stacks. That way when I come back to the stack during cram-time for exam, the only ones left are the ones that I didn't retain the week I was supposed to learn them, and I can spend 100% of my cram time doing productive learning instead of slogging through all of the stuff I DID retain and don't need to see again.

Going through every stack manually a second time to delete individual cards the normal way triples the amount of time I have to spend on mental case to accomplish the same task, which is time that I could much more efficiently spend doing something else. I've tried using some of the built-in study schedules, but they're really just not designed for the rate of information I have to deal with and they give me less control over which subjects I want to review when.

Thanks for your consideration!

  1. 1 Posted by support on 08 Sep, 2012 10:57 AM

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    Hi there

    Are you using the learning schedules in Mental Case to schedule your cards for study?

    The Mental Faculty Support

  2. support closed this discussion on 08 Sep, 2012 10:57 AM.

  3. Iga re-opened this discussion on 11 Sep, 2012 04:14 AM

  4. 2 Posted by Iga on 11 Sep, 2012 04:14 AM

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    As I said in my initial post, I've tried using them but they simply aren't designed for the high rate of information I have to deal with. A way to create a custom study schedule might be another option, but simply being able to hit the delete key or something while I'm studying would be by far the simplest and the best, as it accomplishes what I need while still giving me full control over which cards I study when.

  5. 3 Posted by support on 11 Sep, 2012 04:41 AM

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    Hi Iga,

    Thanks for getting in touch with us! I’ve submitted this as a feature request for you. Please bear in mind that while we consider all ideas, not every suggestion will ultimately be implemented.

    We love feedback! Let us know if you have any other suggestions or questions.

    Thank you for using Mental Case!

    Jason Warren -- The Mental Faculty Support

  6. support closed this discussion on 11 Sep, 2012 04:41 AM.

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