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RemNote in 5 Minutes

Not sure how to get started using RemNote? Here are some first steps you can take.

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Written by Soren Bjornstad
Updated over a week ago

Have you ever thought back to a class you took or a book you read a few years ago and realized you've forgotten most, if not all, of the material?

RemNote helps you learn anything and remember it for as long as you want. Using RemNote, you'll first take notes on the material and break down complex ideas into simple, understandable pieces. Then you'll turn each of these simple pieces of content into flashcards โ€“ right within your notes. Finally, you'll review these flashcards on an optimal schedule automatically created by RemNote, based on memory and learning science research. Here's how to get started!

1. Store simple pieces of knowledge as Rems.

An important task when learning is figuring out what you want to remember. In RemNote, things that you want to remember are stored as Rems. Each Rem has a name and content. In the text editor, these pieces are separated by -> (arrows). A Rem can be a definition:

Or a Rem can be a description of something (in this case, describing who discovered spaced repetition).

2. Supercharge your memory by practicing with auto-generated flashcards.

Flashcards can be quickly generated from your Rems using simple triggers (See Creating Spaced Repetition Cards). For example:

  • RemNote models how quickly you forget. Each day, RemNote figures out which flashcards you're just about to forget and adds them to a practice queue.

  • RemNote practice is effective; each flashcard shows up in your queue at the optimal time for memorization (according to decades of learning science research).

  • RemNote practice is efficient; as you practice a flashcard (over the span of days and weeks), its associated memory grows stronger in your brain. Accordingly, RemNote will automatically start showing you that flashcard less frequently.

3. Break down complex ideas into simpler pieces.

You've seen how RemNote can be used to learn something simple like a definition. But, what if you want to understand a more complicated idea, such as how DNA works?

Complex ideas are best understood by breaking them down into simpler pieces. In RemNote, we break down ideas visually using bullet points. Here's an example:

Above, we see two types of Rems.

  • Content that further describe Concepts, such as the decade DNA was discovered. In RemNote, we call these Descriptors because they describe a Concept.

  • Concepts that exist in the real world, such as DNA , 5 Prime End and Transcription . These are real things - I could show you a piece of DNA or show you the process of Transcription. In RemNote, we call these Concepts.

As before, flashcards are auto-generated from this content.

The act of breaking down content helps you structure the ideas in your brain. Then, practising along the optimal schedule lets you retain your understanding permanently with minimal effort.

4. Repeat and watch your knowledge grow!

Without RemNote, all memories undergo an inevitable decay. With RemNote you take control of your learning and decide what you want to remember and how you want to understand your world.

Are you ready to supercharge your memory?

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