We all do not learn in the exact same way. This is why the HighSpeedLanguage program is very customizable. This ensures that learning is enjoyable and effective no matter level you are at with your studies.


Priorities – For each deck a number of priorities can be set up. A priority determines when and how often facts are displayed in the review mode.  Each deck can have as many priorities as you like. But you will probably find 3 or 4 should be sufficient.  You can see how many priorities are contained in a deck by looking at how many notches there are below the priority track bar. In the below image you can see there are 4 notches so this deck contains 4 priorities.



To view the priorities in more detail click “Deck” > “Edit Priorities”. Here you will see all the priorities and the total number of reviews for each priority a long with the number of reviews to be completed in the first year.



To edit the review schedule associated with the priority click > “Edit” then > “Edit Schedule”. Here you will see the complete review timeline for the selected priority. The timeline is given in days from when a fact enters the review mode. So with the below time line, the first review will be after 1.34 days, the second review after 1.8 days, the 3rd review after 3.31 days and the fourth after 4.47 days.



You can modify the schedule according to what you find works for you. It may take some experimentation to find out what is best for you. You do not want to be doing too many reviews or you will spend excess time reviewing content that you already know rather than learning new content. You also do not want to be forgetting what you learn.  Over time you are going to want to adjust these settings.



Deck Options


To open deck options click “Deck” then “Deck Options” from the drop down menu at the top of the program.


The first tab is study options, in this section we can change the way the deck behaves. We will now go through the options presented in this section. The first section allows you to determine the order in which new facts are introduced. You will not need to adjust these settings if the facts in your deck are not grouped into concepts. A concept is a way to group similar facts. Let us say there are multiple facts which teach the same word using multiple exercise types, these facts could be grouped together as a concept.


Let us say you have 4 facts to teach one word in a foreign language, when entering the new mode you probably do not want to see these 4 exercises one after each other. This section allows you to mix up the concepts and facts which results in increased efficiency when learning.



The next section allows you customize your learning sessions. When you start learning new facts a new session automatically starts. In a learning session you learn a pre-specified number of facts or concepts. Here you can specify how many new facts or concepts you would like to learn in each session.


The next section allows you to specify the maximum number of facts or concepts that can be in learning mode at one time. When you are learning content which is difficult, you will probably want to lower the number of facts which can simultaneously remain in learning mode. This ensures that you will not have time to forget the answer to the fact by the time it reappears in learning mode. If you set this number too low, you will not give yourself enough of a chance to get what you are learning into your short term memory because you will not have enough time between the appearances of the facts to really practice recalling the answers. For example let us say you set the “Maximum Number Of Learning Facts To Learn At One Time” to “1”. The same fact will keep reappearing over and over again and you are unlikely to forget the answer as it keeps reappearing but what would happen if this setting was set to 10 and the same fact was mixed in with 10 other facts. By the time the fact in question was repeated you may have almost totally forgotten the answer.  These settings should be adjusted according to the difficulty of the materials and your abilities to recall what you have just learnt. The aim of the learning section is to firmly plant the information that you are learning into your memory so that by the time it comes up for review you will be able to recall it.


Under other settings you can change various deck settings. If you are not sure what these options do click the “?” next to them for a further explanation. “Play Divider Sound” allows you to turn off the audio which tells you the type of fact displaying.


The time between facts only applies to facts without a “Time to Display Answer” specified.



The next section titled “Learn Early” allows you to display cards in learning mode before learning mode is full. You will probably want to turn this on if you are learning difficult content as it ensures you will not get a chance to forget the new information which you are learning by the time it shows up in learning mode. When this setting is on you essentially will be introduced to new facts while also reviewing the other facts that are in learning mode.


The settings in this section allow you to determine how facts in learning mode appear when learning new cards and in which order. If you need more information on these settings click the “?” next to each option.



In the Native Audio section you can specify how fast audios recorded in your native language play in your deck. As you are fluent in your native language you can set these audios to play very fast to ensure you do not waste precious time listening to audios in your native language.




The last section in this tab is “Fact Dispersion” which allows you to more evenly spread out your reviews over the future review time line. Let us you say you learn 50 new facts today and they are set to be reviewed for their first time after 2 days. This means that you will not have any reviews to do for 2 days as they will all become due at almost the exact same time. Ultimately you want to spread out your reviews so you do not have zero reviews to do one day and a huge number of reviews to do the next day. You can use the settings in this section to disperse the reviews more evenly.  For more information on these setting click the question marks next to the options.


Play Speed And Delays


Here you can adjust the settings which determine the various play speeds and delay speeds. It is unlikely you will need to change any settings here.


Web Lookup


Here you can add your favorite dictionaries to the right click menu.


Overstudy


Here you can specify the order your facts are displayed in overstudy mode. You can also specify how over study repetitions affect the review timeline of the fact. We suggest you try out some of these options for yourself.


Notifications


When a specified number of facts become due a notification will appear in the bottom corner of your screen. In this section you can specify when the notification will appear.


Notes / Hints


Here you can choose if notes appear automatically when they are available. It will often be useful to have notes appear automatically when facts display for the first time in new mode as the notes may give you important information about what is contained in the fact.


Languages


This is where the language of the deck is specified.  There is also a setting to modify how many characters you must input for any questions which have you type an answer.  


Backups


Your decks will automatically be backed up at regular intervals to a specified folder. You can access this folder though the link on this tab. To restore a backup simply rename it to the original file name and copy of it to its original location.



Other Options


Editing Multiple Facts


You can easily modify, suspend or delete multiple facts at the same time. To do this simply click “Deck” > “Edit Deck”.



Charts


You can view your future and previous reviews/repetitions in large chart by clicking deck > charts.


Extras Folder


You can open the extras folder by clicking deck > Extras Folder.  The extras folder is used to contain any extra media or text related to the deck. The author of the deck could include audio or text files which give you other ways to practice what you are learning.


Once you are familiar with how to modify the settings in the HighSpeedLanguage program please take a look at the next section titled "Creating Content"

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