I want to study one section a time at the moment. (I want to be able to deal with a manageable number of words at a time for specific uses.) How do I do this?
Hi @ibperry! Would you be able to confirm which version of Skritter you use?
The beta version…
The new Skritter workflow:
- Learn (the new word once, then add to SRS-queue)
- Test (the new word once)
- Review (all the cards ever studied in SRS-queue)
Somebody messed up and forgot to add the “2. Study” step before testing and reviewing.
You could argue that one studies the cards by reviewing the cards just added, but that’s only the case if you have no items in your review queue. If not, how can you remember the new words by looking at it once before adding it to the queue.
That’s all because you aren’t able to select subsets of decks or lists in the Review mode.
But anyways it’s not very intuitive to have no “study” mode?!
Here is the explanation video for the beta 3.2:
In the old app you can create custom “remix” decks and remove the sections you don’t want to study. The progress on the words is valid for the main list as well…
The study isn’t missing–learning, testing, and reviewing are all part of the study process. It is a combination of short-term and long-term memory goals.
Each activity gives you exposure to the item(s) in question, but with a different focus. Learning mode provides some guidance and we’re exposed to a new item six times (if you have all card types turned on) before being asked to recall the writing from memory. The Test activity is unlimited, and items get jumbled each time you restart a test. The idea behind the Test activity is to allow us to learn a few items and then immediately see how well we can recall what we’ve just learned. Hitting that 100% grade on a Deck section test is a great sign that the stuff we’re learning is “memorized,” and then we start the process of long-term retention (Review).
We’ve still got more features coming to the app that should provide even more focus on incorrect cards, and also extra levels of customization for single section study, and we’ll keep working on making the app better and better!
I know the Learning mode shows the item six times, but everyone with descent short-term memory goes through very easily. There’s very little “memorization” going on at this point.
If I do the test immediately after the learning session I may be able to remember some of the items I just learned, but that’s not studying for me. Studying Chinese or Japanese doesn’t really work by just exposing you to the words…
Especially for long lists/sections I have to review while learning, because short-term is sometimes very short!
Also the learning guide is pretty annoying if you already know how to write the characters.