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MassiveContextClozeDeletion

AMassiveContextClozedDeletioncards(shortenedtoMCD)isbasicallyaparagraphinthetargetlanguagecutandpastedintoaflashcardprogram(likeAnki).Multiplewordsinthe
paragraphare"clozed",i.e.theyarehiddensoyou'llhavetoguesstheirmeaning.ThetermwaspopularizedbytheAllJapaneseAllTheTime blog.

MCDsencouragelearnerstoreadnativematerialsinthetargetlanguage.Theproblemwithnativematerialsisthatawordorphraseoftenappearsonce,butnotagainlateron,soyou'llquickly
forgetitsmeaning.WithMCDs,youreadnativematerialswiththebenefitofrepetition.

Asnativematerialsarerequired,MCDsworkbestforintermediatelearners(althoughminiormicroMCDsarealsopossible,andyoucanevenuseMCDstopracticegrammar).

HowtocreateMCDs Edit
1.YoucangetstartedbydownloadingandinstallingAnki .
2.StartadeckandpressAtoopenthe"addcards"dialog.
3.PressCTRL+N,choosethenotetype"Cloze"andpress"Choose".
4.Copyandpasteanativeparagraphinthe"Text"field(e.g.fromabook,newsarticleorfilmsubtitles).
5.SelectawordyouwanttolearnandpressCTRL+Shift+C.Dothisforeachwordyouwanttolearn.
6.Copyandpasteanythingyouneedforunderstandingthetextinthe"Extra"field.Thiscanbedictionarymeaningsofthewords(preferablyusingadictionaryinyourtargetlanguage),
examplesentencesofthewordsinquestion,grammarnotes,etc.
7.PressAddandallthecardswillbecreated.

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MakesureyoudonotreadthefullparagrapheverytimeyoudoSRSreps.Onlyreadthesentencethatcontainsthehiddenword.Youcangazeovertherestoftheparagraphtounderstand
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thecontextthesentenceisin.Youhaveacorrectanswerifyou:

Guessedthehiddenwordcorrectly.
Readthesentenceinfull,aloud,initsnativescript.
Knowthemeaningofeverywordinthesentence.
Understandthemeaningoftheentiresentence.
Write(copy)outthesentencebyhandinitsnativescript(mostlyforlanguagesusinganonLatinscript).

ProsandconsofMCDs Edit
Insteadofjustrecognition(likethe10000Sentencesmethod),you'llhavetoactivelyproducethemeaningofwords.
Wordsarelearntincontext,evenmoresothanrandomsentences.
Itisfuntodo,becausethenativematerialsyoureadshouldappealtoyou.Forexample,ifyoulikeHarryPotter,goreadHarryPotterinyourtargetlanguageandmakeMCDs.Thisway
you'llrereadfunparagraphswhiledoingSRSreps.

Adisadvantageisthatsometimesawordcannotbeguessedfromcontext.Ifacardisnotfunoryougetitrepeatedlywrong,donothesitatetodeleteit.

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