Hi, I have a few cards waiting in my "new cards" box. I would like to get one of them into the reviewing cycle. What I would normally do is: 1 - review it as new card 2 - fail it 3 - study it 4 - add it to "learned" list
The only problem is that, at step 1, I cannot force *that particular card* to be reviewed, among all those currently stored in the "new cards" box.
Sorry, i don't know of any ways to do this. Why not just trust the SRS algorithm? Review all of your new cards. And, if you can remember and draw the characters correctly, you should just pass them; even if you had recently seen/added/studied them. If they don't stick tomorrow, fail them. Let the system take care of them for you. Just my 2 cents.
I have finished "RTK lite" some time ago and keep adding new kanji (from RTK1 or RTK3) as I encounter them in my Japanese course. To do this, I go to the Study page, search for the kanji, click on the "Edit flashcard" icon and select "Add flashcard". Now the card appears in the "New cards" stack. Most of the time, I leave it there until the stack contains, say, 20 cards. Then I decide it is time to learn some of those new cards. This means starting to review them, most likely failing them because they have not yet been studied.
At this point, I would not like to review all 20 cards at a time, but perhaps select 5 of them which are related to one another, for instance because they have the same key, or because some make use of others as components. But it seems that I have no command on which cards the program is going to present. This was the reason for my question.
Admittedly, this is not a crucial point. I can cope with new cards being presented randomly. Just asking in case I missed something…
Hmm why not study the card as you add it? Maybe write down a handful of characters you want to study. Visit the page, edit the story, make a mental impression, then click Add. After you added one set of characters, review them. Then add a new set of characters... ?
Thanks for your suggestion. What I am probably doing wrong is directly using RevTK to keep track of the new characters I want to study later because I have found them in words I am learning. I should keep a list somewhere else and only introduce them in RevTK at the time I decide to study them. Moving them around within RevTK is not what the site is intended for…
Ok, keep the custom selection in mind. You can enter the characters you want to study in a text file, and copy/paste sections in the Manage page to add several aat once.
Edit: Oh I see, there is no easy way to advance through a custom set in the Study page, until I implement the multiple indexes required by RTK 6th Edition. One small workaround for that atm. would be to go to the detailed list, sort on Last Review to get the newer ones, and then middle-click to open the pages in a new tab for editing stories. But yeah, you can't review two separate sets of new cards unless they are added 24h apart (the randomizing only happens within same add dates).