Peter Lewis on spaced repetition

5 Mar

Regular readers know that I am an advocate of spaced repetition software (For more details, see my book).

Here Peter Lewis describes an interesting strategy for learning foreign vocabulary:

“I decided to read a book in German, look up all the words I didn’t know, and learn as many as possible over a one-month period. Here’s the book I chose, a translation of an American crime novel from the 1940s:

Step one was to mark the unfamiliar words and look them up:

Step two was to enter them into the software:

And step three was to review and rate the scheduled cards every day:”

I think I might try this!

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