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'''Spaced repetition''' (abbreviated SR or SRS) is a learning technique that seems to reduce the time needed to learn flashcards by 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.
  
[[Wikipedia:Anki|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>''
  
 
==Literature==  
 
==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.
* [[User:Gwern|gwern]]'s [http://www.gwern.net/Mnemosyne 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).
 
  
 
==Blog posts==
 
==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"]
  
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/5v1/selfprogramming_through_spaced_repetition/ Self-programming through spaced repetition] by [[Luke_Grecki]]
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==Supermemo material==
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/379/cheat_codes/ Cheat codes] by [[sketerpot]]
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* [http://supermemo.com/english/contents.htm#Articles Many articles on assorted related topics]
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/52x/i_want_a_better_memory/ I want a better memory] by [[alexflint]]
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* [http://supermemo.com/english/contents.htm#Research Research on memory and learning]
* {{Lesswrongtag|spaced_repetition}}
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* [http://supermemo.com/help/faq/index.htm Frequently asked questions about various aspects of spaced repetition]
  
 
==SR decks==
 
==SR decks==
 
Decks (links, or for Anki, the names of a deck in the Anki collection) relevant to LW.
 
Decks (links, or for Anki, the names of a deck in the Anki collection) relevant to LW.
  
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/3px/anki_deck_for_biases_and_fallacies/ Anki deck for biases and fallacies] by [[phob]]
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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
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/74o/anki_deck_for_cognitive_science_in_one_lesson/ Deck for Cognitive Science in One Lesson]
 
*[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
  
 
===SR cards for [[Sequences]]===
 
===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
  
*[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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==Other SRS==
*[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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*[https://vocapp.com VocApp.com]
  
==Other posts==
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[[Category:Techniques]]
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/5n7/srs_advice/ SRS advice] by [[Dr_Manhattan]]
 
* [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 [[lukeprog]]
 

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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