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[http://www.supernifty.org/spaced_repetition.php MemShot] is an easy to use memorization system based on Flashcards and Spaced Repetition.
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== What is MemShot? ==
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[http://www.supernifty.org/spaced_repetition.php MemShot] is an easy to use memorization system based on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flashcard flashcards] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaced_repetition] Spaced Repetition.
  
Turbocharge your learning with Supernifty's free learning software. Great for memorising:
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Turbocharge your learning with Supernifty's free learning software. Great for memorizing:
 
* new languages;
 
* new languages;
 
* facts and figures;
 
* facts and figures;
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[[Image:MemShotPractice.png|600px|A MemShot Practice Session]]
 
[[Image:MemShotPractice.png|600px|A MemShot Practice Session]]
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== What are Flashcards? ==
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flashcard Flashcards] are a commonly used method for learning simple facts. Before computers, they were pieces of paper with a question on one side and an answer on the back.
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Flashcards are widely used as a memorization tool and train the mind by focussing on active recall.
  
 
== What is Spaced Repetition? ==
 
== What is Spaced Repetition? ==
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaced_repetition Spaced Repetition] is a system used in conjunction with Flashcards for learning and retaining information. Spaced Repetition attempts to optimize how often a fact needs to be reviewed.
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaced_repetition Spaced Repetition] is a system for deciding how often a Flashcard should be reviewed. The goal is typically to review a fact just before you are about to forget it.
  
If a fact is not reviewed soon enough, it will be forgotten and must be relearned. This results in lots of wasted time. Conversely, if a fact is reviewed too often, although committed to memory, there is the wasted effort of continuing to review a fact.
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Done properly, Spaced Repetition can greatly reduce the amount of effort required to memorize a large number of facts.
  
Many Flashcard based systems recommend Spaced Repetition, however it is time-consuming and error-prone to manage review times manually - better to allow software to manage it for you.
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The world memory champion Dominic O'Brien uses a spaced repetition system based on review periods of 2 hours, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month and 3 months.
  
The world memory champion Dominic O'Brien uses a spaced repetition review system based on review periods of 2 hours, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month and 3 months.
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[http://www.supernifty.org/spaced_repetition.php MemShot] is a simple, free and easy to use spaced repetition system to help you remember those important facts.
 
 
If you want a simple, free and easy to use spaced repetition system to help you remember those important facts, try [http://www.supernifty.org/spaced_repetition.php MemShot].
 
  
 
== MemShot Features ==
 
== MemShot Features ==
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MemShot is being actively developed - there's so much more to come!
 
MemShot is being actively developed - there's so much more to come!
If you'd like to see a feature, just [http://www.supernifty.org/contact.php?subject=MemShot let us know].
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[http://www.supernifty.org/contact.php?subject=MemShot Let us know] if you'd like to see a feature.
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Learn with [http://www.supernifty.org/spaced_repetition.php MemShot]
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== Using MemShot ==
  
Try [http://www.supernifty.org/spaced_repetition.php MemShot]
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=== Getting Started ===
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MemShot organises facts into ''learning sets'' - groups of facts you wish to remember - but to start with, you won't have any learning sets.
  
== Help/FAQ ==
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* Create a learning set by adding a new item, or find an [/spaced_repetition_sets.php existing learning set] that someone else has shared.
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* Click on "Practice" or "Practice All" to start learning.
  
 
=== Adding Items ===
 
=== Adding Items ===
Add a new item using the ''add new item'' box.
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Before you can start learning, you need some facts to learn.
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* Go to the "Add new item" box.
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* Enter a "question" and an "answer"
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* If you are creating a new learning set, give the set a descriptive name.
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* "Add reverse as a question as well" - do you want to be asked the "answer" as a question?
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* "Question Style" - do you want to be required to type in the correct answer, or will you just tell the system if you remembered the answer?
  
'''Multiple Items'''
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=== Advanced Features ===
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==== Multiple Items ====
 
If you want to add a large number of items, use file upload. The file must be in CSV format. Most spreadsheet software can export as CSV.
 
If you want to add a large number of items, use file upload. The file must be in CSV format. Most spreadsheet software can export as CSV.
 
* The first column must be the question, the second column must be the answer.
 
* The first column must be the question, the second column must be the answer.

Revision as of 05:23, 9 March 2013


What is MemShot?

MemShot is an easy to use memorization system based on flashcards and [1] Spaced Repetition.

Turbocharge your learning with Supernifty's free learning software. Great for memorizing:

  • new languages;
  • facts and figures;
  • names and faces;
  • stuff for exams; and
  • anything else you have trouble remembering!

MemShot can greatly reduce the amount of effort required to memorize new facts.

A MemShot Practice Session

What are Flashcards?

Flashcards are a commonly used method for learning simple facts. Before computers, they were pieces of paper with a question on one side and an answer on the back.

Flashcards are widely used as a memorization tool and train the mind by focussing on active recall.

What is Spaced Repetition?

Spaced Repetition is a system for deciding how often a Flashcard should be reviewed. The goal is typically to review a fact just before you are about to forget it.

Done properly, Spaced Repetition can greatly reduce the amount of effort required to memorize a large number of facts.

The world memory champion Dominic O'Brien uses a spaced repetition system based on review periods of 2 hours, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month and 3 months.

MemShot is a simple, free and easy to use spaced repetition system to help you remember those important facts.

MemShot Features

Essential features of Supernifty's MemShot:

  • Free;
  • Simple;
  • Easy to use;
  • Online, practice anywhere

Keep track of your progress with MemShot

More useful features of MemShot:

  • Share your learning sets;
  • Export your learning sets;
  • Import learning sets;
  • Track your progress;
  • Get email reminders to keep yourself on track.

Easily see which items are causing you trouble

MemShot is being actively developed - there's so much more to come! Let us know if you'd like to see a feature.

Learn with MemShot

Using MemShot

Getting Started

MemShot organises facts into learning sets - groups of facts you wish to remember - but to start with, you won't have any learning sets.

  • Create a learning set by adding a new item, or find an [/spaced_repetition_sets.php existing learning set] that someone else has shared.
  • Click on "Practice" or "Practice All" to start learning.

Adding Items

Before you can start learning, you need some facts to learn.

  • Go to the "Add new item" box.
  • Enter a "question" and an "answer"
  • If you are creating a new learning set, give the set a descriptive name.
  • "Add reverse as a question as well" - do you want to be asked the "answer" as a question?
  • "Question Style" - do you want to be required to type in the correct answer, or will you just tell the system if you remembered the answer?

Advanced Features

Multiple Items

If you want to add a large number of items, use file upload. The file must be in CSV format. Most spreadsheet software can export as CSV.

  • The first column must be the question, the second column must be the answer.

Problems

If you have suggestions or problems, please contact us

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