Building 21st Night
This post outlines my experience building a web-based tool that makes learning complicated information quick and effective. You add information to the system in the form of cards, and the app works out which cards you need to review on what days.
Trevor Klee is a private tutor who specialises in helping students prepare for standardised tests, like the GMAT and MCAT. He sometimes uses a Google spreadsheet to compile links of relevant topics for his students. They use the spreadsheet to review the information and then assess their understanding after each link. Depending on their performance, they mark the link for review the next day, in 3 days or a week later. Here is what a spreadsheet looked like in practice.
The process is tedious, and Trevor wanted a simple application that took care of all the details.
There are existing apps for this, Anki being the most popular...
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