Spaced Repetition

Spaced repetition is a learning technique that involves reviewing material just as you are about to forget it.

Spaced Repetition
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Spaced repetition is a learning technique that involves reviewing material at increasing intervals. This method has been shown to be highly effective for long-term retention of information.

When you use spaced repetition, you start by reviewing the material frequently. As you become more familiar with the material, you can gradually increase the intervals between reviews. This allows your brain to have enough time to process the information and store it in long-term memory.

Spaced repetition is a particularly useful technique for learning new languages, studying for exams, and memorizing facts and figures. It can also be used to improve your memory in general.

Flashcards are a common tool for spaced repetition. However, it is important to provide enough context on your flashcards so that you fully understand the material you are trying to learn. If you do not provide enough context, you may have difficulty recalling the information later on.

Spaced repetition is a powerful tool for learning, but it is not a magic bullet. It is important to use it in conjunction with other learning techniques, such as active recall and spaced practice.

Spaced repetition: Reviewing material at increasing intervals. Learning technique: Method for acquiring knowledge or skills. Material: Information or knowledge to be learned. Interval: Time between events or actions. Retention: Ability to remember or retain information. Familiar: Well-known, easily recognized. Gradually: Slowly, over time. Process: Series of actions to achieve result. Long-term memory: Memory stored for extended periods. Language: System of communication using words/symbols. Exam: Test of knowledge or ability. Memorize: Commit to memory, learn by heart. Flashcard: Card with information for memorization. Context: Circumstances surrounding an event or situation. Recall: Ability to remember previously learned information.

Further Reading

How To Memorize Faster With The Spaced Repetition System
The spaced repetition system is a learning technique based on the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve. Learn more about why it is effective and how to use it.
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Beginners: My strategy is to first read the translation while listening to the audio. Then I listen to each sentence individually. After that, I practice saying the vocabulary words out loud. Finally, I listen to the whole text again without reading the translation. I don't try to remember or understand everything. I just let the language sink in as I gain more exposure. (Videos about Comprehensible Input)


Intermediate Learners: To gain some speaking practice, try opening the translation in your native language and then translate it back into the language you're learning. If you encounter any difficulties, you can refer to the transcripts.


Although you may use these lessons for short, intense study sessions, it's important for intermediate learners to engage in extensive listening and reading with simple books, TV shows, and podcasts as soon as possible.

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