My Training and Quizzes

Getting a new word
Overview Progress with Membean is nonlinear; at times you will see many new words, but at other times you will be consolidating what you have learned in your memory. The reinforcement is essential for learn the material well over the l...
The IKT button
Overview Initial calibration is a quick best guess. It cannot predict with 100% accuracy every word you may or may not know. One option, the IKT--or "I Know This"--button, gives you the choice to skip a word the first time yo...
Disabling audio on word pages
Overview Some students listen to music while training. We might make arrangements in the future to disable all audio, but currently we do not have this provision. Listening to word pronunciations is an intrinsic and important part of t...
Cloze (fill-in-the-blank) questions
Overview Cloze questions (spelled with a 'z') or gap-fill questions are some of Membean's hardest. Students initially answer fewer than 1 in 4 questions of this type correctly. Over time this ratio improves. A frequent c...
Why having an educated vocabulary is an important asset
Overview This note from our content lead explains why having an educated vocabulary is so important. Why You Need an Educated Vocabulary An expansive vocabulary, like a good education, is an asset upon which no price can be set. Not ...
Learning words quickly
For optimal learning and long-term retention, it is best to train only 3 to 4 times per week, with each session being 15 minutes long. The value of regular, consistent training cannot be overstated.That said, if you are on a short durat...
Your "Target Date"
Overview Membean employs an “Adaptive Reinforcement Engine” (AR Engine), based on a model of human memory, to determine the optimum times for additional reinforcement of a word after initial learning. This article will explain what a T...