Spaced repetition (often abbreviated SR) is a technique for building long-term knowledge efficiently. The technique works by showing you a flash card just before a computer model predicts you will have forgotten it.
Anki is Less Wrong's spaced repetition software of choice. [Why?]
- gwern's spaced literature repetition review won a contest for the best literature review of spaced repetition (includes anki cards for gwern's post). Check out the summary for some quick tips.
- A vote against spaced repetition was a highly upvoted post making a case against spaced repetition, which may help you decide if the technique is a good fit for you and what you're learning
- Self-programming through spaced repetition by Luke_Grecki
- Cheat codes by sketerpot
- I want a better memory by alexflint
- SRS advice by Dr_Manhattan
- Anki on Android in 60 seconds, Anki on Mac in 60 seconds by lukeprog
- Anki decks by LW users
- Book Review: How Learning Works
- Learning Optimization
- All Less Wrong posts tagged "spaced_repetition"
- Many articles on assorted related topics
- Research on memory and learning
- Frequently asked questions about various aspects of spaced repetition
Decks (links, or for Anki, the names of a deck in the Anki collection) relevant to LW.
- Anki deck for biases and fallacies by phob
- Deck for Cognitive Science in One Lesson
- LessWrong Wiki as an Anki deck by mapnoterritory
SR cards for Sequences
- Spaced Repetition Database for the Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions Sequence by divia
- Spaced Repetition Database for A Human's Guide to Words by divia