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

  1. Step by Step: User's Guide - you can learn SuperMemo sequentially by gradually mastering over twenty most useful skills
  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 learning - all key information about the power of learning with SuperMemo
  4. Incremental reading - how you can simultaneously read a great number of articles at the same time without getting lost
  5. Subset review - you can learn or review selected portions of your collection (e.g. before an exam)
  6. Files and backups - how to keep your collections safe
  7. Priority queue - how to reconcile high retention with high volume of new material
  8. Incremental video - how you can simultaneously watch a great number of videos at the same time
  9. Creativity and problem solving in SuperMemo - how you can employ SuperMemo to enhance creative writing, problem solving, brainstorming, etc.
  10. Neural creativity - engage in a creative process based on incremental learning that follows a spreading activation sequence
  11. SuperMemo Guru - dozens of articles about learning, memory, sleep, and more
  12. Six steps to excellent memory - why should you use SuperMemo in the first place
  13. SuperMemo Decalog - 10 most important things to remember to ensure SuperMemo works for you!
  14. References - using references in incremental reading
  15. Keyboard shortcuts used in SuperMemo
  16. Building the knowledge tree - knowledge tree in the Contents window helps you organize elements in groups
  17. SleepChart and the learning timeline - understanding sleep and learning
  18. Using registries - registries in SuperMemo store sorted objects such as texts, images, sounds, fonts, mind maps, etc.
  19. Analysis of the learning process - tools provided by SuperMemo for the analysis of the learning process and sleep patterns
  20. Using concepts - create groups of elements sharing a similar look, stored in a dedicated section of the knowledge tree in the Contents window
  21. Using templates - templates can be used to quickly create many complex items having the same look
  22. Using subsets - you can store a subset of elements on the disk and later use it for testing, review, statistics, etc.
  23. Using text components - summary of advantages and shortcomings of various text components: plain text, rich text, HTML, etc.
  24. 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.
  25. Forgetting index - you can control the speed of learning and the retention of knowledge
  26. SuperMemo stylesheet - easy way to control the formatting of texts in SuperMemo
  27. Using fonts - summary of the font terminology used in SuperMemo as well as the pros and cons of different choices
  28. 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 Toolkit : Options : Leeches : Wizard
  29. 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
  30. Using Postpone and Mercy - if you neglected repetitions and have too much to repeat, Postpone and Mercy will help you
  31. Using tasklists - you can use SuperMemo in time-management by keeping your to-do lists in your collection
  32. Using Plan - you can use SuperMemo in time-management by optimally adjusting proportions of time spent on various activities
  33. Using E-mail in SuperMemo - how you can prioritize e-mail with SuperMemo or send pieces of your collection to others
  34. Using element filters - you can locate elements meeting certain criteria by using element filters

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