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Subject: 2. Breaking up a training Cardfile into smaller parts
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Date Posted:06:23:26 05/09/06 Tue In reply to:
's message, "Re: Multiple Subjects in the same Cardfile" on 10:39:19 05/08/06 Mon
"I have two follow up questions. 1)Is it not possible to break down a cardfile into even smaller subjects? Mathematics has calculus, algebra, analysis, etc... Philosophy consists of logic, epistemology, metaphysics, etc... Each subfield is just so dense that I'm not sure a single cardfile can contain the bulk of even the fundamental concepts of each subfield. But I may be wrong. And also, if I'm not mistaken, intermixing the subfields would create more and more contexts, which would in turn create more potential memory cues (Spaced repetition is basically founded on this rule of context)."
Cardfiles can contain virtually unlimited content, since they do not really contain the data, but "dynamic links" to those data (which kept in the Decks of flashcards). We think that the only reason to use subject-specific Cardfiles (instead of a single Cardfile for all your subjects, which is by far more convenient) is short-term exam preparation.
When you speak of "creating contexts", do you mean things would be too easy to recall than actually difficult? Don't mind, the "context" provided by other flashcards during a Training session will be changing as the flashcards are not necessarily the same.