Yeah, it took me awhile to get my head around it. This thread is what got me my clue.Ahhh, ok. So I don't need to set any parameters up because Pleco does it for me. And I can see the results in 'statistics'. My Pleco fog is starting to lift!
That's at least 10 new words/phrases/cards per day! I'm no where near that and I struggle sometimes to even retain the memory of what I have learned.Using SRS only, I can learn 70 new words per week. The number has gone up to 200 a few times when I went berserk on learning. But 70 per week is the average for the last 3 years.
.With “Score-based” subject selection
I noticed this when I was using this to do a quick review of a short list. When enabled 3 tests, and my list was down to a multiple of 3, I was getting the same test for the same character every time, which kind of defeated the purpose of the enabling the multiple tests.Enable Test reading / Test writing / Test listening with the three boxes on this screen, and configure them via Configure fields (which lets you choose the “Show” and “Prompt for” settings for each type). During a test, Pleco will rotate between the test types you’ve enabled for that test - if all three are selected, the first card is tested on the “reading” fields, the next card on “writing,” and so on.
From my experience the default score-based testing settings (testing a different 'direction' every 200 score points) in combination with the default score adjustments using the 'rate recall quality from 1-6' option have nearly that behaviour: rating a card as 'remembered perfectly' pushes it to the next higher test direction category, whereas failing to know a newly tested direction pushes it down to the previous one, so that test directions actually alternate most of the time between consecutive reviews. The advantage over Pleco's built-in alternating mode is that the score-based approach remembers which two directions you get stuck in between: it might switch back and forth between you succeeding at knowing the pronunciation based on the meaning and you failing to write the character based on the meaning, but it will never waste your time going back to asking you to read the character (assuming that's your easiest test direction, it is for me).I have, but (as far as I understand it), score based testing means that in the beginning you only study in one direction, then after the score increases a bit, only in another, then after the scores increases a bit more, only in yet another, eventually just asking you in one particular direction. That's not what I want, I want Pleco to keep asking me in all directions (with picking a direction randomly a reasonable -- I hope -- time/thoroughness compromise).
Congratulations, this looks very nice and clear! I think this could be a solution for many people. I am already at the level where I can write a character and know its pinyin/meaning after seeing it in Pleco once or twice, then repeating after a day, then after three days, seven days, then two weeks. Do you think such a rhythm is practicable with the current SRS, or would you recommend to use Random subject selection and a manually enforced schedule, with Card filters, for that? The tests I usually alternate between are Show Definition or Show Characters in the Self-graded test type.