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What is Spaced Repetition?
What is Spaced Repetition?
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Spaced repetition is a learning method that involves reviewing information at gradually increasing intervals. The key idea behind this approach is that by spacing out your study sessions and revisiting material just before you're about to forget it, you can significantly strengthen your memory and recall.

Imagine you're learning a new concept or trying to memorize a set of facts. With spaced repetition, instead of cramming everything in one lengthy study session, you break it down into smaller, spaced-out reviews. Initially, you might review the information frequently, but as you become more familiar with it, the intervals between reviews gradually increase.

This spacing effect has been proven to be highly effective for long-term retention. By challenging your brain to retrieve the information periodically, you reinforce the neural connections associated with that knowledge, making it easier to recall in the future.

How Quizgecko's Spaced Repetition Works ๐Ÿง โฐ

Quizgecko's spaced repetition system is designed to help you remember information for the long term. Here's how it works:

1. ๐Ÿ“˜ Show Question: When you start a study session, Quizgecko presents you with a question from your flashcard deck.

2. ๐Ÿ“— Reveal Answer: After thinking about the question, you can reveal the correct answer to check your understanding.

3. ๐Ÿค” Rate Confidence: Indicate how well you knew the answer by rating your confidence level. This feedback helps Quizgecko determine when to show you the card again.

4. ๐Ÿ” Smart Repetition: Based on your confidence rating, Quizgecko intelligently schedules the card for future review. The better you know the answer, the longer the interval before you see the card again.

Quizgecko's Spaced Repetition Algorithm Explained ๐Ÿงฎ๐Ÿ“ˆ

Under the hood, Quizgecko's spaced repetition algorithm uses a combination of factors to determine the optimal review intervals:

  1. Repetition Number: The number of times you've reviewed a flashcard. The more times you've seen a card, the longer the interval before the next review.

  2. Ease Factor: A measure of how easy or difficult you find a particular flashcard. The ease factor is adjusted based on your confidence ratings, influencing the review intervals.

  3. Interval Calculation: Quizgecko calculates the next review interval using a formula that takes into account your repetition number and ease factor. The interval gradually increases as you demonstrate mastery of the information.

By leveraging this powerful algorithm, Quizgecko helps you learn more efficiently and retain information for the long haul.

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