From SuperMemo Help
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:
- Step by Step: User's Guide - you can learn SuperMemo sequentially by gradually mastering thirty most useful techniques
- 20 rules of formulating knowledge - how to make sure that you do not waste time on memorizing things that are not memorizable!
- Incremental reading - how you can simultaneously read a great number of articles at the same time
- Incremental video - how you can simultaneously watch a great number of videos at the same time without getting lost
- Incremental writing - how you can use SuperMemo in the process of creative writing
- Six steps to excellent memory - why should you use SuperMemo in the first place
- SuperMemo Decalog - 10 most important things to remember to ensure SuperMemo works for you!
- Priority queue - how to reconcile high retention with high volume of new material
- Subset learning - you can learn or review a portion of your collection
- Using templates - templates can be used to quickly create many complex items having the same look
- 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
- Using subsets - you can store a subset of elements on the disk and later use it for testing, review, statistics, etc.
- Using text components - summary of advantages and shortcomings of various text components: plain text, rich text, HTML, etc.
- 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.
- Files and backups - how to keep your collections safe
- Devouring knowledge - how SuperMemo helps you read articles in electronic form (e.g. as available from the web)
- Forgetting index - you can regulate the speed of learning
- Building the knowledge tree - knowledge tree in the Contents window helps you organize elements in groups
- Using registries - registries in SuperMemo store sorted objects such as texts, images, sounds, fonts, mind maps, etc.
- SleepChart and the learning timeline - understanding sleep and learning
- Graphs and statistics - understanding the mathematics of SuperMemo
- References - using references in Incremental reading
- Using fonts - summary of the font terminology used in SuperMemo as well as the pros and cons of different choices
- Dealing with difficult material - you can quickly find the most difficult elements in the collection by using View : Other : Leeches or deal with leeches one by one using Tools : Options : Leeches : Wizard
- 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
- Using Postpone and Mercy - if you neglected repetitions and have too much to repeat, Postpone and Mercy will help you
- Analysis of the learning process - tools provided by SuperMemo for the analysis of the learning process and sleep patterns
- Flow of knowledge in SuperMemo - how to maximize the speed of adding quality knowledge to SuperMemo
- Theoretical aspects of SuperMemo - advanced discussion of the theoretical potential of learning with SuperMemo
- Using tasklists - you can use SuperMemo in time-management by keeping your to-do lists in your collection
- Using Plan - you can use SuperMemo in time-management by optimally adjusting proportions of time spent on various activities
- Using E-mail in SuperMemo - how you can prioritize e-mail with SuperMemo or send pieces of your collection to others
- Using element filters - you can locate elements meeting certain criteria by using element filters
- Keyboard shortcuts used in SuperMemo
If you have trouble locating information on this website or you need an overview of some features in SuperMemo do one of the following:
- recommended: leave your question marks at relevant pages in SuperMemo Help (click the Edit tab to start writing)
- leave your suggestions at SuperMemopedia
- send an e-mail (e.g. using Help : E-mail : Bug report in SuperMemo)
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