Execute Program’s lessons assume solid recall of prior material

Lessons in Execute Program contain few reminders of prior material: they’re short and focused. Each lesson is written with the assumption that the reader’s already learned and retained material from all its prerequisites. And the assumption is enforced by the reading environment: Execute Program’s lessons don’t unlock until you’ve successfully reviewed their prerequisites.

I asked Gary Bernhardt for specifics on how this assumption shapes his writing. It’s a little unclear: Gary had already preferred to write in this style—Execute Program just systematizes it.

According to their interface: “That assumption allows us to write shorter lessons with fewer reminders of ideas you already learned. It also makes you less likely to get stuck in the new lessons.”


Q. How do Execute Program’s lessons enforce the assumption that students recall all prior material?
A. Execute Program’s lessons don’t unlock until you’ve successfully reviewed their prerequisites