In the past weeks, I’ve done another deep dive into cognitive science!
This time, I set out to uncover the real science behind one of the most widely used study methods: spaced repetition flashcards.
The promise of spaced repetition is simple and appealing: improve your retention by reviewing information at optimal intervals.
But when I looked at the stats, I found that many learners over-rely on spaced repetition. 67% of students use flashcards and spaced repetition. But less than 12% take the time to organize information first. And that is where big learning performance improvements can still be made:
If you’re one of those learners who consistently review material, but find it difficult to see the bigger picture, or apply knowledge to real-world problems, I’ve written up a guide on how to use spaced repetition to master, not memorize.
In the guide, you’ll find the actual science behind spaced repetition as well as other effective learning techniques, and a practical way of using those methods in your everyday study process.
Do me a favor?
I’ve set out on a mission to spread the word about Traverse and about learning effectively. My main goal is to rank #1 on Google for any question related to learning better.
It’s an ambitious goal, but you can help me reach it!
How? By letting the world (and the robots at Google 🤖) know about Traverse!
If you have a personal blog, or even a social media account like Twitter, LinkedIn, FB or Instagram, post a link to Traverse with a few sentences about why it’s useful.
You can either:
- Post a link to the Traverse home page (https://traverse.link/)
Example: I found this cool app called Traverse which helps you learn faster using cognitive science. Check it out at https://traverse.link/
- Post a link to my research, like the guide above (https://traverse.link/spaced-repetition)
Example: If you use flashcards or spaced repetition, you might want to check out this article: https://traverse.link/spaced-repetition. Dom from Traverse has researched the actual science behind spaced repetition and found some surprising results!
- If spaced repetition is not your cup of tea, you can also post a link to my more general guide on learning faster (https://traverse.link/meta-learning/learn-faster-based-on-science)
Let me know once you’ve posted, and I’ll be forever grateful 🙏