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It's just an embed link that is setup to work with LessWrong and the EA forum. 

Nice! I've done a few First Aid courses, and I always forget the key ideas, I look forward to reviewing this content and keeping on top of it. 

I converted these cards into Thought Saver flashcards; it's much easier for new spaced repetition users to give it a go, and you can embed it directly into forum posts!

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Is this particular to LessWrong or is there some browser shenanigans going on in being able to render this?

Thanks for the positive encouragement, much appreciated! 

An 800-day streak is awesome!! Nice work! 

Thanks for sharing how you use SRS; I always love thinking about all the creative possibilities for it. 

I also consider myself to have a lower-than-average natural memory, but I find spaced repetition incredibly valuable! 

I couldn't agree more!

There are lots of parts of the SRS learning journey that are high friction that will need to be reduced. I also think starting with effective card creation will have the greatest impact, because if they are really good cards, then you will notice you are learning the content, and it's thrilling and motivating to witness! (Like with your lived example!)

Hi Adam!

Absolutely; what's the least effective learning technique? Not learning! 

However, we still think there are ways to improve your learning (provided you already do it).  We are working on reducing the friction across the whole learning process, such as effective card creation being a chore, hence the embedded flashcards.

That is an interesting perspective to consider, the trade-off that you could be reducing the amount of time people spend learning even if it's more effective! A quick back of the napkin says that even if it does reduce the a... (read more)

Thanks for the answer! I would say that it depends on what you want out of your reading. Most of the time I'm reading for extending my breadth, and so partial memories are completely fine, and covering more ground matters more. Would be different if I was studying in details a new maths subfield for example.

Thanks so much for this list, I turned it into a flashcard deck so that I can remember it forever and hopefully put some of it into action. My heuristic is if I am happy spending ~5 minutes to remember each point over my life time, it's worthwhile remembering! 
(You are also able to embed this into the post if you want too!)