Study productivity (Correct vs Wrong)

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mike

15 Nov, 2014 07:07 PM

When I am studying, I would like to be able to mark the answer as -correct or wrong- with more ease. For example, other study card apps are constructed to where if you press a key, say "1", it marks the card as 'easy' and moves on; if you press "2", it would mark the card as 'hard'.
Another feature that would be useful is a study option where, while studying a stack, whenever a card is answered incorrectly, you start from the beginning (as many people do with real notecards). A great additive to the aforementioned feature would be, when the stack starts over, the cards you have studied shuffle (only the ones already studied). Then you reach the card again you previously answered incorrectly- answer that correctly, and move on till you answer incorrectly again- and then again start over. If you catch my drift.
This is how I study with real notecards. I get it right then alternate putting them in front and in back of the correct stack (my shuffle strategy), and once I get one wrong, the "correct stack" goes back in front and all cards are reviewed till I get to the card i just got wrong. If I am getting one right (say 3-4 x in a row), I transfer that card to a correct stack that is on the table (I only have two hands) and no longer review those cards till a final review session. If there is already features similar to my proposals, please let me know!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by support on 16 Nov, 2014 04:11 AM

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    Hi Mike,

    Thank you for writing in. You can use the up or down arrow to quickly mark you answer. Left and right for moving through the stack.

    We used to have a system very similar to what you suggest. We changed this because it was confusing what the second 'grade' meant. Are you saying you have seen enough of the slide in this slideshow, or are you saying you actually now consider it correct and have it treated correct for the study schedule?

    We have a few new elements to compensate. In the Custom Slideshow settings, under Advanced, you can have a repeat at the end and a repeat shortly after. So you can get two repeats like that. This setting applies to all future slideshows after you change it.

    We also added a 'Last Graded Wrong' slideshow, and Recently Incorrect stack. These enable you to keep studying the notes you marked wrong should you want to do that. You create a slideshow just with those wrong notes.

    Usually the 2 repeats, plus the fact that a 'wrong' note appears due again much sooner in future, is a good approach for most people.

    Best,

    Sam R. — The Mental Faculty support

  2. support closed this discussion on 16 Nov, 2014 04:11 AM.

  3. Michael Hermansen re-opened this discussion on 17 Nov, 2014 02:30 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Michael Hermans... on 17 Nov, 2014 02:30 PM

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    Okay, ya I can look into that, and thanks for the arrow tip! But to clarify how I study actual note cards, I start with ~50 cards in my right hand. When i get one right I put it in my right hand again, but behind and separate from the original 50 card stack. The next card I get right does the same but in front of the previous card i got right. the third card I get right again goes behind but behind the previous two cards. the fourth card goes in front of the correct start in my right hand and so fourth. Once I am about 10 cards deep when I get to a card i get wrong and have to start over, I start dropping cards into a stack on my deck marked easy (sometimes put it behind -and with- the original 50 card stack to review again). Additionally, there are times when I don't restart till I get 2 or three cards wrong- this is useful for larger stacks of cards. Thanks for the reply! Mike Hermansen

    B.S. Pre-PA: Area 6 Biochemistry 

    Psychology Minor

    IFC: V.P. Scholarship

    University of Central Missouri

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  5. support closed this discussion on 18 Nov, 2014 06:48 AM.

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