If you are used to studying your flashcards on the web, or are new to some of the mobile app updates, here are the highlights of our recent updates.
10-card Study Rounds -- You no longer have to waste a step to choose how many cards to study in each session. Since our data showed that nearly all users were just sticking with the recommended 15 cards at a time or downgrading it to 10, we have simply broken down all study sessions into quick & achievable 10-card rounds that give you quick Checkpoints along the way.
Studying in short chunks (and then taking short brain breaks) is also much more effective at helping you retain new information. (Note that you can always switch back to "Continuous Study" mode if you hate these encouraging Checkpoints.)
"Time left" Estimates -- Based on the pace at which you increased your Mastery during each recent 10-card study round, we are now able to estimate how much longer you would need to study in order to reach 100% Mastery of that selected deck or study mix.
Of course, the definition of 100% Mastery is up to you (is it just for a test tomorrow? Or do you really want to remember it for the long-term and be stingier with your "5's"?). And we still recommend that you allocate that remaining study time across as many days or weeks as possible.
The important thing here is that knowing an estimate of the remaining learning burden ahead of you can now be a tremendous help in planning your ongoing study activities.
"Smart Study" -- The new Smart Study allows you to customize your study sessions with all the classes you are currently studying. You can choose the frequency you’d like to study each class allowing you to curate your study session with specific decks you’d like to group together to add to a study session.
Furthermore, the mixing of different subjects in your use of Brainscape, believe it or not, will help your brain learn and remember even better. The cognitive science concept is called "interleaving."
Faster Study Navigation -- The technology underlying Brainscape's new mobile study experience should feel smoother to proceed between cards, and to switch back & forth from Study mode (with spaced repetition) to Browse mode (to preview cards in order). Most "sluggishness" from the old app should now be eliminated!
Browse Mode -- You can also Pre-Rate your flashcards using the Browse mode feature or quickly study your flashcards without ranking them at all. For more information see this full article.
Remember to make sure you have the latest version of your iOS or Android mobile app!
Still have questions and can't find the answer be sure to check out our Community page and ask your question or suggest your features. You can read a full description of the changes to our editor in this article on our Help Center.