SuperMemo: Overview articles

Overview articles help you take a bird's eye view at an individual problem area in SuperMemo. They compile knowledge from different sections of the technical documentation and help you better understand the program and the method:

  1. Step by Step: User's Guide - you can learn SuperMemo sequentially by gradually mastering thirty most useful techniques 
  2. 20 rules of formulating knowledge - how to make sure that you do not waste time on memorizing things that are not memorizable!
  3. Incremental reading - how you can simultaneously read a great number of articles at the same time 
  4. Six steps to excellent memory - why should you use SuperMemo in the first place
  5. SuperMemo Decalog - ten most important things to remember to ensure SuperMemo works for you!
  6. Using templates - templates can be used to quickly create many complex items having the same look
  7. Using categories - categories help you create groups of items with a similar look, stored in a dedicated section of the knowledge tree in the contents window
  8. Subset learning - you can learn or review a portion of your collection 
  9. Using subsets - you can store a subset of elements on the disk and later use it for testing, review, statistics, etc.
  10. Using text components - summary of advantages and shortcomings of various text components: plain text, rich text, HTML, etc. 
  11. Using HTML - you can view individual HTML pages or entire websites from within SuperMemo. You can also insert links to other elements, registry images, pages on the web, MS Office applications, etc.
  12. Files and backups - how to keep your collections safe
  13. Devouring knowledge- how SuperMemo helps you read articles in electronic form (e.g. as available from the web)
  14. Forgetting index - you can regulate the speed of learning
  15. Building the knowledge tree - knowledge tree in the contents window helps you organize elements in groups
  16. Using registries - registries in SuperMemo store sorted objects such as texts, images, sounds, fonts, mind maps, etc.
  17. Dealing with difficult material - you can quickly find the most difficult elements in the collection by using View : Other browsers : Leeches or deal with leeches one by one using Tools : Options : Leeches : Wizard
  18. Topics vs. items - topics are articles that you read or review passively, while items are used for testing your knowledge. Understanding the difference if important for optimizing your learning process 
  19. Using Postpone and Mercy - if you neglected repetitions and have too much to repeat, Postpone and Mercy will help you
  20. Using fonts
  21. Flow of knowledge in SuperMemo - how to maximize the speed of adding quality knowledge to SuperMemo
  22. Theoretical aspects of SuperMemo - advanced discussion of the theoretical potential of learning with SuperMemo
  23. Using tasklists - you can use SuperMemo in time-management by keeping your to-do lists in your collection
  24. Using Plan - you can use SuperMemo in time-management by optimally adjusting proportions of time spent on various activities
  25. Using E-mail in SuperMemo - how you can prioritize e-mail with SuperMemo or send pieces of your collection to others 
  26. Using element filters - you can locate elements meeting certain criteria by using element filters
  27. Keyboard shortcuts used in SuperMemo
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