Learn menu

The Learn submenu of the main menu provides the following options:

  • All stages - proceed with all stages of the learning process: (1) review the outstanding material, (2) learn new material, and (3) go through the final drill. In the first stage, repetitions scheduled for the current day and all preceding days are executed. In the second stage, new elements are memorized (if available in the pending queue). In the third stage, final drill is executed in which all elements that scored a grade below good (i.e. 4) are repeated until they all score at least good (final drill is executed only if Skip final drill is unchecked in Options). Learn : All stages is equivalent to choosing the button Learn at the bottom of the element window or pressing Ctrl+L
  • Selected stages - execute only one of the learning stages:
    • Outstanding material - proceed with repetitions of the outstanding material. Repetitions scheduled for the current day and all preceding days are executed
    • New material - memorize new material. Elements are introduced to the learning process in the order in which they are stored in the pending queue
    • Final drill - repeat only elements scheduled for the final drill, i.e. all elements that have scored less than Good during earlier repetitions (or have been introduced to final drill manually)
  • Postpone - postpone outstanding repetitions or dilute the learning process
    • Topics - postpone all outstanding topics
    • Items - postpone all outstanding items
    • All - postpone all outstanding items, topics and tasks (i.e. postpone all outstanding elements)
  • Random
    • Randomize repetitions (Ctrl+Shift+F11) - randomly mix all outstanding repetitions scheduled for today. Once you realize you are not able to keep up with the outstanding material, using Randomize repetitions is recommended. This option helps you better understand the structure of the outstanding material and how to remedy the backlog in the future. It also prevents discriminating against the length of the inter-repetition interval. See also: Incremental reading
    • Random learning - learn new elements by randomly reviewing the entire collection (compare Contents : Learn)
  • Cut drills - delete items scheduled for final drill (i.e. the last stage of Learn : All stages). Final drill elements are stored in the file <collection folder>\info\drill.dat.

. Cut drills simply deletes this file and makes it possible to skip the final drill state. You can skip the final drill if you have a great deal of outstanding items. In such cases, catching up with the outstanding material is of highest priority