Pauk is based on the well-known 6 Level Flashcard System created by Sebastian Leitner. That’s why you can use Pauk to learn anything that requires factual knowledge, such as vocabulary, history, geography, etc., as well as more complex scientific matter like chemistry or math and physics formulas.
Occasionally, you may want to prepare a presentation for school or business. Pauk makes this simple by enabling you to import Microsoft PowerPoint slides into the Learning System. When you do so, Pauk will automatically distribute the content of the slides onto the question and answer cards.
5 Methods for learning:
- Basic 6 level Flashcard System: Cards will move up from level 0 to level 5, depending on whether or not you answer correctly. This means that correct answers promote movement to cards at the next level up. On the other hand, wrong answers set the card back to level 0.
- SpacedRep: Spaced Repetition will space the waiting time between repetitions, increasing the spacing gradually at higher levels. Hence, only cards that are due for repetition come up automatically. The default waiting time is based on the Fibonacci sequence. However, depending on your personal situation, these numbers can be automatically adapted with MySpacing.
- MySpacing: Automatically adapts the SpacedRep spacing to your personal learning style and the complexity of each card. This is useful because of the high variation in individual learning situations, such as the age of the learner, the subject, etc.
- KickStart: Use this method if you want to learn a subject for the very first time. Kickstart automatically sizes a deck of cards in ideal portions and repeats incorrect answers more quickly.
- ExamMode: Assuming you’ve already repeated your cards in preparation for the exam, ExamMode only repeats the cards hanging in lower levels (0-3). You save time by not repeating cards you already know (Level 4 and 5). Your practice is much faster because you are only repeating the knowledge gaps, which takes less time.
Learn your PowerPoints: Import your PPTs into Pauk, and the import logic will automatically propose the Question and the Answer Cards. With little to no adaptation, you can learn and practice your presentation.
Pauk Flashcards include all of the card’s information in the file, which is stored on your hard disk (audio, picture etc.). This means that you are not dependent on a specific website to access the full content. This is also why you can send your flashcard files to anybody in order to edit them or learn from them anywhere.
If you’ve already created Flashcards on other systems like Quizlet or Cram or in a text editor, you can convert them to Pauk files here. Thus, you can benefit from a lot of already existing material. However, writing your own is still the best way to prepare for your tests.