Science behind Classmint

Cornell Notes Format

Classmint uses Cornell Notes format which is proven to be useful in synthesizing and applying learned knowledge.

An excerpt from Wikipedia.

A study published in 2008 by Wichita State University compared two note taking methods in a secondary English classroom, and found that Cornell Note taking may be of added benefit in cases where students are required to synthesize and apply learned knowledge.

Why learn something if we are not supposed to apply that knowledge?

Classmint lets you learn better by enabling to apply learned knowledge.

Active Recall

What is Active Recall?

Active recall is a principle of efficient learning, which claims the need to actively stimulate memory during the learning process. It contrasts with passive review, in which the learning material is processed passively (e.g. by reading, watching, etc.). For example, reading a text about George Washington, with no further action, is a passive review. Answering the question “Who was the first US President?”, is active recall. – Wikipedia

How Classmint enables Active Recall?

  • Folding the Cornell Note. You can hide the detailed notes and see only the left section which is keywords or questions using Fold button. This enables to actively recall the details/notes on the right side of the margin.
  • Notes Player plays the note contents left-to-right, top-to-bottom. When you’re playing the note, you have a chance to recall the notes on the right side before you play them.
  • Classmint features Text Annotations and Image Annotations which can be actively recalled by the learner to see if they remembered the meaning or not.

Although Classmint provides tools to make an active recally the onus if on the learner.

Spaced Repetion

As per Wikipedia

Spaced repetition is a learning technique that incorporates increasing intervals of time between subsequent review of previously learned material in order to exploit the psychological spacing effect.

Classmint’s Revision List feature enables you to revise material over time. It automatically add a note to the revision list when you study it.

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