ask about space repetition

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22 Feb, 2014 11:28 AM

I had read anki's guide about space repetition ,and curious about this line

"In SuperMemo’s spaced repetition system, every time you answer a question, you tell the program how well you were able to remember it - whether you forgot completely, made a small mistake, remembered with trouble, remembered easily, etc. The program uses this feedback to decide the optimal time to show you the question again. Since a memory gets stronger each time you successfully recall it, the time between reviews gets bigger and bigger - so you may see a question for the first time, then 3 days later, 15 days later, 45 days later, and so on"

*btw, anybody know how to bold text here? see this part

" whether you forgot completely, made a small mistake, remembered with trouble, remembered easily, etc"

I think that way is a lot better than current anki's button (easy,hard,good)
why didnt anki become like that instead?
and ,any tips to use anki's button?

  1. 1 Posted by Aleksej on 22 Feb, 2014 11:46 AM

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    Anki 1.2.x had more buttons. But with more buttons, you can't rate as easily by putting 4 fingers on the number keys. Also it takes time to decide which button to press, which might be better spent thinking whether the card is needed, whether it can be improved and similar.

  2. 2 Posted by Soren Bjornstad on 22 Feb, 2014 05:42 PM

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    Basically, it makes it easier to review and it works nearly as well. This is discussed at the very bottom of the manual:

  3. 3 Posted by Soren Bjornstad on 22 Feb, 2014 05:47 PM

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    P.S. You can bold text by enabling Markdown in the lower-right corner of the entry box, then putting **double asterisks** around the text: double asterisks. There should be a formatting help link too once you've enabled it.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Damien Elmes on 23 Feb, 2014 07:21 AM

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    Aleksej, Anki 1.2 also used 4 buttons for reviews.

  5. 5 Posted by Vit on 23 Feb, 2014 08:57 PM

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    Lincoln, can you give more details concerning:

    "... any tips to use anki's button?"

  6. System closed this discussion on 22 Feb, 2016 11:40 PM.

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