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:
- Step by Step: User's Guide - you can learn SuperMemo sequentially by gradually mastering over twenty most useful skills
- 20 rules of formulating knowledge - how to make sure that you do not waste time on memorizing things that are not memorizable!
- Incremental learning - all key information about the power of learning with SuperMemo
- Incremental reading - how you can simultaneously read a great number of articles at the same time without getting lost
- Subset review - you can learn or review selected portions of your collection (e.g. before an exam)
- Files and backups - how to keep your collections safe
- Priority queue - how to reconcile high retention with high volume of new material
- Incremental video - how you can simultaneously watch a great number of videos at the same time
- Creativity and problem solving in SuperMemo - how you can employ SuperMemo to enhance creative writing, problem solving, brainstorming, etc.
- Neural creativity - engage in a creative process based on incremental learning that follows a spreading activation sequence
- SuperMemo Guru - dozens of articles about learning, memory, sleep, and more
- 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!
- References - using references in incremental reading
- Keyboard shortcuts used in SuperMemo
- Building the knowledge tree - knowledge tree in the Contents window helps you organize elements in groups
- SleepChart and the learning timeline - understanding sleep and learning
- Using registries - registries in SuperMemo store sorted objects such as texts, images, sounds, fonts, mind maps, etc.
- Analysis of the learning process - tools provided by SuperMemo for the analysis of the learning process and sleep patterns
- Using concepts - create groups of elements sharing a similar look, stored in a dedicated section of the knowledge tree in the Contents window
- Using templates - templates can be used to quickly create many complex items having the same look
- 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.
- Forgetting index - you can control the speed of learning and the retention of knowledge
- SuperMemo stylesheet - easy way to control the formatting of texts in SuperMemo
- 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 Toolkit : 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
- 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
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