Incremental reading

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Incremental reading is a learning technique that makes it possible to read thousands of articles at the same time without getting lost. Incremental reading begins with importing articles from electronic sources (e.g., the Internet). The student then extracts the most important fragments of individual articles for further review. Extracted fragments are then converted into questions and answers. These in turn enter systematic review and repetition that maximizes the long-term recall of processed texts. The review process is handled by the SuperMemo method.

The simplest explanation of incremental reading:

  • INPUT: various source of information and knowledge (usu. articles on the web)
  • OUTPUT: well-consolidated memories of facts extracted from articles such as: Question: [...](name) was the first US President


This Glossary entry is used to illustrate concepts related to learning technology: SuperMemo