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Abbreviated SR or SRS for spaced repetition software. An evidence based learning technique that seems to reduce the time needed to learn flashcards by using cognitive science derived principles for showing you something right before you are likely to forget it.
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'''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 the open source tool of choice.
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[[Wikipedia:Anki_(software)|Anki]] is Less Wrong's spaced repetition software of choice. ''<sup>[Why?]</sup>''
  
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==Literature==
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* [[User:Gwern|gwern]]'s [http://www.gwern.net/Spaced%20repetition spaced literature repetition review] won a [http://lesswrong.com/lw/76h/spaced_repetition_literature_review_prize_and_the/ contest] for the best literature review of spaced repetition (includes anki cards for gwern's post). Check out the [http://www.gwern.net/Spaced%20repetition#review-summary summary] for some quick tips.
  
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==Blog posts==
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/juq/a_vote_against_spaced_repetition/ 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
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/5v1/selfprogramming_through_spaced_repetition/ Self-programming through spaced repetition] by Luke_Grecki
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/379/cheat_codes/ Cheat codes] by sketerpot
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/52x/i_want_a_better_memory/ I want a better memory] by alexflint
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/5n7/srs_advice/ SRS advice] by Dr_Manhattan
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/4um/anki_on_android_in_60_seconds/ Anki on Android in 60 seconds], [http://lesswrong.com/lw/4ve/anki_on_mac_in_60_seconds/ Anki on Mac in 60 seconds] by [http://lukeprog.com/ lukeprog]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jj2/book_review_how_learning_works/ Book Review: How Learning Works]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/m46/learning_optimization/ Learning Optimization]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20180131063021/http://lesswrong.com/tag/spaced_repetition/ All Less Wrong posts tagged "spaced_repetition"]
  
See http://lesswrong.com/lw/5v1/selfprogramming_through_spaced_repetition/
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==Supermemo material==
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* [http://supermemo.com/english/contents.htm#Articles Many articles on assorted related topics]
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* [http://supermemo.com/english/contents.htm#Research Research on memory and learning]
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* [http://supermemo.com/help/faq/index.htm Frequently asked questions about various aspects of spaced repetition]
  
http://lesswrong.com/lw/3oq/spaced_repetition_database_for_a_humans_guide_to/, http://lesswrong.com/lw/3px/anki_deck_for_biases_and_fallacies/, http://lesswrong.com/lw/4um/anki_on_android_in_60_seconds/, http://lesswrong.com/lw/4ve/anki_on_mac_in_60_seconds/, http://lesswrong.com/lw/5n7/srs_advice/, http://lesswrong.com/lw/379/cheat_codes/, http://lesswrong.com/lw/52x/i_want_a_better_memory/
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==SR decks==
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Decks (links, or for Anki, the names of a deck in the Anki collection) relevant to LW.
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*[http://www.stafforini.com/blog/anki-decks-by-lesswrong-users/ Anki decks by LW users] by Pablo_Stafforini. Comprehensive and up-to-date (as of 2019) list.
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/3px/anki_deck_for_biases_and_fallacies/ Anki deck for biases and fallacies] by phob
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*[http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/74o/anki_deck_for_cognitive_science_in_one_lesson/ Deck for Cognitive Science in One Lesson]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/ee6/lesswrong_wiki_as_anki_deck LessWrong Wiki as an Anki deck] by mapnoterritory
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===SR cards for [[Sequences]]===
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/2e6/spaced_repetition_database_for_the_mysterious/ Spaced Repetition Database for the Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions Sequence] by divia
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/3oq/spaced_repetition_database_for_a_humans_guide_to/ Spaced Repetition Database for A Human's Guide to Words] by divia
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==Other SRS==
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*[https://vocapp.com VocApp.com]
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[[Category:Techniques]]

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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?]

Literature

Blog posts

Supermemo material

SR decks

Decks (links, or for Anki, the names of a deck in the Anki collection) relevant to LW.

SR cards for Sequences

Other SRS