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iKnow Website, outstanding resource for learning

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Re: iKnow Website, outstanding resource for learning

Postby nukemarine » Wed 04.22.2009 5:17 am

IIRC, IIRC is "If I Recall Correctly".YMMV IMHO.
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Re: iKnow Website, outstanding resource for learning

Postby Sairana » Wed 04.22.2009 8:19 pm

dat976 wrote:What is the IIRC? Please, i need to know.


For future reference, Google works wonders for questions like this.

IIRC = If I Recall Correctly

EDIT: Beat to it by Nukemarine. *much fist shaking here*
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Re: iKnow Website, outstanding resource for learning

Postby kentaku_sama » Wed 04.22.2009 11:49 pm

Iknow or Smart.fm is AWESOME!!! I use it all the time daily study.

I'm probably overdoing it I did about 4hrs today on the first set and will probably do some more tonight (did you know it won't let you keep going on a lesson after you've covered all the words in one day? I guess I'll have to start lesson 2).


They changed that now you can review all you want ^_^
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Re: iKnow Website, outstanding resource for learning

Postby nukemarine » Thu 04.23.2009 1:44 am

kentaku_sama wrote:Iknow or Smart.fm is AWESOME!!! I use it all the time daily study.

I'm probably overdoing it I did about 4hrs today on the first set and will probably do some more tonight (did you know it won't let you keep going on a lesson after you've covered all the words in one day? I guess I'll have to start lesson 2).


They changed that now you can review all you want ^_^


Just because it lets you do it doesn't mean it's wise to do it. The benefit of Spaced Repetition is that you're not reviewing the same thing over and over again. Let time pass to give your mind a chance to sink that information in, then the spaced review will reveal which info did not get remembered. During that "down time" you learn even more items.

Anyway, it took me about 200 hours all told, but I'm about done with Core 2k in Smart.fm. That's about 6 minutes per item over it's review life. The life of one item over 8 months could mean reading and writing out the kanji for that word 7 times. If I kept reviewing them outside of that time, that 200 hours could become 400 hours with no gain.
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