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Disclaimer: Even if this post mainly target Chinese learners, the ideas I share are quite general and I believe they hold true for any language.
Why should you use flashcards to study Chinese?
The use of flashcards involves active recall testing, that is being asked a question and trying to remember the answer. There are two main reasons why active recall is better than passive study:
a) Recalling something increases the chance you will remember it because strengthens your memory.
b) If you don’t remember the answer to a question, you know you need to review that specific material.
What’s a spaced repetition software (SRS)?
Many people use flashcards without a precise scheduling, reviewing them “when they feel it.” I was one of them, and of course I quickly ended up not revising my flashcards at all because it was a lot of work for a quite poor result. Not cool…
So, how to use these holy flashcards?
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