Updated 2009-07-23 05:48
In a nutshell...Click a "memorize" button in a memorize table to memorize its contents.
Then, 1. guess the answer in your head, 2. click the 'show answer' button, and 3. click the buttons which apply.
Memorize tablesMemorizing is the whole point of this site. Here is a sample memorize table. Try clicking "start memorizing" to try it out while reading the directions below.
ModesWhen you click a "start memorizing" button you are put into flashcard mode by default. You can switch between modes at any time by clicking one of the "flashcard | matching | multiple choice" links that shows up under the tables after you click "start memorizing".
Flashcard modeGuess the answer in your head, then click "show answer". Then click "I was right" if your guess was correct. Otherwise, click "I was wrong". Continue the process until the table fills back up.
Matching modeClick on corresponding things in the table to match them back up. Keep matching until the whole table turns white again.
Multiple Choice modeSeveral choices are randomly presented to you. Click the choice that is the correct answer. Continue the process until the table fills back up.
Editing while memorizingYou can double-click on words in a table to edit one row at a time while memorizing. This can be helpful when creating your own tables and refining them. Often improving and rewording things is the best part of the process. You can improve the tables, and add hints or mnemonics to help you remember. After editing while memorizing, be sure to finish the table and save when prompted, so your changes won't be lost. Note this doesn't work for tables created from memorize paragraphs.
Memorize diagramsFor some pages that let you memorize parts of diagrams (images and maps, etc), see Some Pages With Diagrams or Memorize Diagram Quickstart.
Combining tables togetherIt is often useful to memorize multiple tables combined together, after memorizing the tables individually. Clicking the "combine tables" link (right of page) lets you do so.
Memorize paragraphsA memorize paragraph has a "start memorizing" button underneath it that dynamically creates a memorize table from a paragraph. Try clicking "start memorizing" after this example:
The symbol for Aluminum is predictably Al. Confusingly, the sybol for Copper is Cu. Among the oddest are Tin with the symbol Sn, and Lead with the symbol Pb.
|To start memorizing||click a "memorize" button|
|The three memorize modes||flashcard, matching, multiple-choice|
|How to switch to another mode||links for each mode appear under the table while memorizing|
|To edit while memorizing||double-click a table cell|
|Good way to memorize tough content||do multiple-choice mode, then matching, then flashcard|
|How to combine tables together and memorize||the "combine tables" link|