Spacing effect

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Spacing effect occurs when we review a piece of information very often. Frequent review will result in our memory ignoring the review. Frequent review diminishes the effect of the review. SuperMemo is effective not only because it ensures review before forgetting (with a set probability). It is also effective because it ensures long intervals that prevent the spacing effect.

For more see: Spacing effect: good and bad

This glossary entry is used to explain SuperMemo, a pioneer of spaced repetition software since 1987