Skritter uses an SRS system which is great for keeping reviews low and bringing them up when needed. However, it current shows the newest or the words you’re struggling with the most first, and the oldest and least problematic words last. I assume that this is because if you’re low on time and can only do a few words, then the ones you’re struggling with are of a higher priority.
However, I like to clear my queue everyday and get that number down to zero. Now when I wake up and open skritter to see 500-100+ reviews, it can feel like a bit of a grind. Then on top of that, my brain hasn’t warmed up yet and it’s throwing me straight into the tough ones, where I really need to think and the parts don’t come naturally to me, which usually leads me to failing that card. Onto the next one, the same, the next, the same. At this point, I’m feeling pretty frustrated and close the app.
A workaround I have for this is skipping those ones straight away, which is an automatic failure until I get to the ones that I can deal with, with less frustrations. Once, I’be breezed through the backend, I’ve warmed up, I’m feeling good and I can deal with those annoying one, breakdown the components, look at the etymology and understand the character. However, that character has still failed for that day regardless.
Now if the list was in reverse, I could get warmed up and breeze through the easy ones, and then it would get progressively harder and harder. When I’ve reached the final few, I can take my time, think about it, knoiung that I only have a few left in the queue to go. Sure, I might still get them wrong, but at least it won’t feel frustrating. On top of that, I might get them right, which enforces the memory and pushes it further down the SRS queue leaving less cards to deal with the day after.
The reason I’m posting is that Skritter prioritises it’s updates on the wants and needs of it’s users. Perhaps I’m alone with wanting this feature, but if not, please feel free to shout out here too