I have a new issue that I have come across due to changing my learning approach.
I’m working on a bunch of (community) courses with hard to learn vocab. In order to better force stuff into my brain, I learn words. After the second cycle (all completely “learned”), I do between 1-3 speed review sessions on the level they are in.
Also, I tend to use the following procedure when working on those courses:
- review any words up for review (SRS)
- speed review over the last 1-2 levels and/or the course as a whole
Both the above procedures seem to prevent such repeated words from ever showing up on a standard review session - the regular review obviously only contains words that I either answered wrongly or that haven’t been repeated for a longer (!) time.
This leads me to the conclusion that a word’s SRS score is being updated (“watered”) every time you do a speed review.
Now I recall that you changed speed reviews in the not too distant past. A speed review will now repeat words that are up for review first, watering them along the way. Also, when a speed review is being used instead of a regular review, the speed review will only test the words that are up for review.
Thus, a speed review does update the SRS score of a word that was up for (classic) review.
While I suppose it’s OK to alternatively have a means of reviewing words via a speed review (handy for courses with hundreds or even thousands of words up for review), it’s very much preventing us from doing additional repetitions when repeating words that are not up for (SRS-) review.
Can you provide any insight into this, @JBorrego?