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16 Nov, 2010 05:40 AM

I am having similar question to the subject "Starting a spaced repetition lesson". I have a case containing 3000 english words to learn. What I observed is that mental case put all of them to the lesson with all of them scheduled to the current day, and current time. Then I go ahead to study new 100 words, for example, and expecting to repeat this 100 words the next day. However, on next day, it does not repeat them, but it keep going to finish the 2900 remaining "overdue" words. How can I make it more efficient here?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by drewmccormack on 16 Nov, 2010 07:21 AM

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    Hi Kevin,
    If you have the Mac app, I suggest you split the notes into multiple cases. Set the schedule of many cases to None. This will limit lesson size. When the lesson size drops, add more cases by setting their schedule to standard.
    Kind regards,

  2. 2 Posted by kevin on 16 Nov, 2010 05:36 PM

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    Well. I am split the case by my self, but that's not productive nor flexible. I am really expecting the adjustable "lesson limit" you mentioned in the other thread, I believe for any language learner, it will be a huge benefit.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by drewmccormack on 16 Nov, 2010 05:48 PM

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    Yes, we are planning to add that.
    I don't think splitting the case is a bad option though. You then have complete control over what you study in the first batch, what in the second, etc, and also how full your lesson is. In some ways it is preferable to an artificial limit on the lesson.


  4. 4 Posted by kevin on 16 Nov, 2010 06:46 PM

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    Very happy to hear you are working on it.

    Yes, splitting is not bad and it works. The thing is it is not that flexible.
    Let's say , this week I am little busy so I can only study 50 words per day, next week I am pretty much free, I am going to catch up and study 150 words per days. It is not easy to adjust the case. How about I have little more time today only and want to study 20 more words?

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