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Subject:AnkivsSuperMemo:Clozedeletions

Question:

IhavestumbledagainsttheClozeDeletion(http://ankisrs.net/docs/ClozeDeletion.html)articleatthe
Anki(http://ankisrs.net)website.WhenyouscrolldowntothelastsectiontitledLargersentences,
andAnkivs.SuperMemoclozes,youwillreadabouttwoproblemswithclozedeletionsin
SuperMemotheAnkiauthorhasidentified.

WhileIfindthefirstproblemarguableatbest(afterall,theactualamountoftimeyousavedepends
onanumberoffactorssuchasthenumberofvitalpiecesofinformationyouwanttorememberina
givensentence,one'sgoodcommandofthelanguage,one'stouchtypingskills,etc.thanwhatthe
oversimplifiedstatementoftheproblemsays),couldyoupleasecommentonthefollowingsecond
problem:

[...]SuperMemo'sapproachisnotintuitive.There'snoindicationthataseparatecardhasbeenadded,andit'snoteasytor

Answer:

There'snoindicationthataseparatecardhasbeenadded

Everykeywordthathasbecomeasubjectofaseparateclozedeletionitem
(http://help.supermemo.org/wiki/Glossary:Cloze_deletion)inSuperMemoismarkedasclozedinthe
originalsentence.Thisfeaturehasalwaysbeenveryimportantinproperlystructuringknowledgefor
activerecallandhasbeenavailableintheincrementalreading
(http://wiki.supermemo.org/wiki/Incremental_reading)toolsetsincetheverybeginning.Unlessyou
havedeletedaclozedeletionthatyoucreatedbefore,thenumberofthushighlightedkeywords
correspondstothenumberofaddedelements.

It'snoteasytoreturntothatcardafterit'sbeencreated

Toreturntheclozedeletionitem(http://help.supermemo.org/wiki/Glossary:Cloze_deletion)youhave
justcreated,pressAlt+Leftarrow(orpresstheBackbuttonintheelementwindowtoolbar
(http://help.supermemo.org/wiki/Element_toolbar)).

Onceyou'veaddedalltheclozesyouwanted,theinitialtextyoupastedinneedstobedeleted.

Thisoneistruebutitishardlyanuisanceasitcanbeexecutedwithasinglekeystroke
Ctrl+Shift+Enter(Learning:Doneavailableinthetheelementmenu
(http://help.supermemo.org/wiki/Element_menu)).Evenifyouforgettoremoveitafteryouhavejust
producedalltheclozedeletionsyouwanted,youwillbeabletodoitnexttimeSuperMemoshowsit
toyouforreview,or,ifthereviewintervalhasbecomelongenoughandyouhavemanagedtomove
thethelastcreatedclozestoitstargetcategory,SuperMemowillpromptyoutodothat.

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