When Is The Best Time to Review?
The first time we learn a word, the forgetting curve is very steep. We may forget up to 80 percent of what we’ve learned just a couple of days later. However, If we review what we’ve learned the next day, we will still forget the information but more slowly. If we continue this process, gradually spacing out reviews, we are able to retain it longer term and really maximize our learning gains.
Spaced repetition systems have been developed based on theories of memory and research to help optimize review timing. The monsters that come back to attack the students’ kingdom are scheduled according to a spaced repetition system.