Monday, February 8, 2010

Need to memorize something?

Here's some software that'll help you.

If it's a long passage (speech, poems, verse, etc...), try this:

If it's rote stuff where flash cards would be handy (State capitals, 2-letter scrabble words, days of the week, etc...), the best program out there seems to be Anki. The software seems to be originally designed for vocab, but the flash card design, a form of Hermann Ebbinghaus' effective coding techniques, and sharing and uploading with networks (or phones!) makes this a simple and accessible program for long term retention.

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