Spaced Repetition

A quick explanation how spaced repetition can help you learn:

You learn vocabulary best by repeating it. A naive approach would be to simply repeat all vocabulary every day. This approach has two problems:

  • You waste time reviewing words you know well
  • You have to spend a lot of time reviewing
An interesting question is: When should you repeat which words? The spaced repetition algorithm that runs on SoYouLearn schedules all your flash cards in an optimal way. The flash cards that you struggle with will be presented to you more frequently, whereas the easy ones will only be repeated every few weeks or months after a while. All you have to do is to come online and repeat the flash cards that our website tells you to repeat.