Clarification on lesson functionality

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15 Apr, 2011 12:02 PM


I have a big exam coming up in two weeks, with several sets of flashcards (each with 400+ cards) I want to get through. I'm not clear how exactly the lesson functionality works. What I would ideally want to do is to be able to go through all the flashcards at least once, and to continually repeat the ones I get wrong across multiple sessions (if I get a question right the first time, I don't want to waste my time going through it again and again. However, I also want to be able to switch between different flashcard sets per day. When I set up a lesson, do the incorrect cards stay in "lessons due" set, or will I not see them again until the next interval? Is there a way to only go through all the flashcards marked incorrect? Also, what is the difference between "normal", "intense", and "very intense"? I am using the iphone app in conjunction with the mac app.

Thanks for your help!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by drewmccormack on 15 Apr, 2011 12:09 PM

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    If you mark a note wrong, it stays in the lesson. In the preferences, you can also change the behavior of what happens when a note is wrong. You may want it to reset the whole lesson schedule for that note.

    There is not really a way to just look at the wrong notes, but you can sort the notes by their lesson progress, and that way you can see the ones that you know least well. Just click on the header of the column with the pie charts.

    You can study just the lesson notes in a particular case. Select the case, and choose the 'Study Lesson Notes in Case' menu item.

    I would just use the 'normal' schedule, which is the standard spaced repetition algorithm. The others just double or triple each interval.

    To keep the lesson on your iPhone up to date, best to sync regularly, such as daily.

    Hope that helps.
    Kind regards,

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