Spaced Repetition System

Learning is based on repetition, however, if you are repeating too much you are losing your precious time to learn something that you already know.

Learning is based on repetition, however, if you are repeating too much you are losing your precious time to learn something that you already know. How to learn more and better? This was the question that leads Prof. Cecil Alec Mace to develop this system. At that time (and even nowadays) people associate repetition to learning, but that is not exactly how your brain works.

In its experiments, he discovered that information that is stored in your brain has two different attributes, storability and reachability.

  • Storability means how much time your brain will store a piece of information, for example, when you see something for the first time it has small storability because it is not familiar to you, so you can remember in the next days, but after some time without using your brain will forget it.
  • Reachability means how fast it is to access your knowledge. As an example, the multiplication table, in the first times it is really hard to remember it, but after using for many other things in your daily life like calculating costs, creating charts, etc. It slowly starts to come naturally.

You can see this easily when you are learning foreign languages when you forget a word, it happens because it has low storability and when you know how to say something, but you need time to think how to say it this happens because it has low reachability.

The Spaced Repetition System can help you to get the perfect spot for you to remember something just before you forget about it, this way you don't waste your time repeating something that you already know and then saving you more time to learn new things.

Self-Polyglot helps you using its algorithm to calculate this perfect spot, helping you to not loose words and to not wasting your time. You can learn at home things that interest you.

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