In OG Skritter, new words and characters are introduced while studying by “adding,” and as soon as they appear one is able to access both the definition line and the mnemonics line to make changes or additions.
This is part of my routine when studying new words. I access the info, then go to Pleco, then study definitions and sample sentences, and go back to Skritter to copy and paste any additions or modifications to the Skritter definition as needed.
This is especially important for advanced users who encounter many synonyms and need to distinguish nuance and context when making modifications to definitions.
This is also the point at which I create my mnemonic: when I first encounter the word. My first impression is key to making a vivid mnemonic, so I want to take care of this right away.
In the new app, I need to first “learn” the word before I can add it to review, correct? But there is no way to modify the definition or the mnemonic in “learn” mode.
Surely this is where access to both definition and mnemonics lines is most needed.
Do we have to wait until we encounter the word again in review mode?