- Do not learn if you do not understand
- Before you proceed with memorizing individual facts and rules, you need to build an overall picture of the learned knowledge.
- Stick to the minimum information principle
- We want answer to be as short as imaginably possible!
- Use imagery
- Use mnemonic techniques
- Graphic deletion is as good as cloze deletion
Avoid sets and enumerations
- A classic example of an item that is difficult to learn is an item that asks for the list of the members of a set.
- You should always try to make sure your brain works in the exactly same way at each repetition.
- Use enumerations instead of sets
- Use overlapping close deletions instead of enumerations
- Enumerations require hacks that will fail you at times
- The wording of your items must be optimized to make sure that in minimum time the right bulb in your brain lights up.
- Personalize and provide examples