Starting a spaced repetition lesson

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Brad Mills

05 Nov, 2010 04:13 AM

I was under the impression that a lesson with spaced repetition would add new cards to the "Lesson" field each day. Why does the entire group of flashcards in a case move into the "Lesson" field whenever I set the "Lesson Schedule" to ON.

I am trying to learn cards that I do not know. Most of the cases I need to memorize contain 100+ flashcards. I will never complete a lesson if I have to get through the entire case before it begins the spaced repetition schedule. Am I missing something?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by drewmccormack on 05 Nov, 2010 08:00 AM

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    Hi Brad,
    Yes, the lesson is based on a daily schedule, though notes can be added anytime throughout the day.
    When you add notes, they go straight into the lesson. This was less confusing for users.
    You don't have to get through the whole lesson. The notes you studied will get rescheduled into the future.
    If you don't like having so many notes in the lesson. I suggest you set the schedule to None for some of your cases, and switch them back to standard as your lesson load reduces.
    Kind regards,

  2. 2 Posted by Brad Mills on 05 Nov, 2010 02:49 PM

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    It can be a little overwhelming to see so many notes in a lesson "due". It would be nice if we had the option to space out the timing when new cards are added (like Anki or Flashcard Deluxe).

    I do appreciate the ability to download cases from Flashcard Exchange. And Mental Case's UI is the best. I look forward to seeing future updates.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by drewmccormack on 05 Nov, 2010 03:01 PM

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    It is certainly planned for our next major release. It is largely a cosmetic change though, because by 'throttling' the flow of notes into the lesson, you are really just postponing studying notes that are due. This is the same as studying the first part of the lesson, and then leaving the rest unstudied.

    I agree it would make people more at ease though, so we will offer 'lesson limiting' in future.


  4. drewmccormack closed this discussion on 13 Nov, 2010 12:37 PM.

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