Brainscape is excited to bringing back Smart Study in our mobile apps that includes global study mix functionality that provides functionality even better than before.
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". Here is a quick explanation of it:
"Interleaving trains the brain to traverse between concepts by creating different practices rather than relying on rote response or muscle memory. Interleaving deepens long-term memory (brain and muscle) associations because the mind and body are retrieving various responses."
How it works
- When a user taps the config icon, the existing Mastery bars should be replaced with a "frequency slider"
- User can adjust the sliders and then tap the config icon to revert back to the dashboard
- Each class's initial frequency weighting should start at 100%, and hitting the 'Reset' button will bring them back to the original state of 100%
- If you move the slider all the way to the left (effectively 0%) then that removes the class from the study mix
- Only decks that have been downloaded will appear in the study mix
Click the config icon next to the Study button to be able to adjust the frequency using the sliders for each of the classes you'd like added to your Study Mix. The image on the right shows the slider frequency set for the classes in this Study Mix. This will adjust how much of your new study mix is made up of each class. The 'Reset' button allows you to reset back to 100%. Click the config icon to return to the dashboard view after you are done or click STUDY to begin your session.
In the Class screen you can view your mastery tracking for each deck, as well as the option to toggle between Progressive or Random study in an easy manner. Progressive Study Mode will pull new cards from the Decks in order, such that once you've seen all of the cards in Deck 1, it will also start pulling new cards from Deck 2, etc. If Random Study Mode is selected, then new cards will come from a Deck chosen randomly.
Right now, you can continue to enjoy the ability to pick a Study Mix from the same class on the web and we hope to bring the new Smart Study feature over to the web shortly!
Still have questions and can't find the answer? Be sure to email our Tech Support Team (email@example.com), or join our Discord channel where you can discuss all things learning, meet others studying for the same exams, and upvote features you'd like to see us add to our tool.
And for more FREE study advice don't forget to check out the Brainscape Academy.