The mnemonic medium can help readers apply what they’ve learned through simple application prompts. Such prompts share many features with our existing recall prompts:
Because the experiences of these question types have so much overlap, solutions to the design problems of memory prompts should mostly apply to the design problems of simple application prompts. This suggests that simple application prompts can be presented with little adaptation in the existing review environment of a Spaced repetition memory system.
From a system perspective, application prompts differ in a few ways from memory prompts:
None of these differences is terribly significant.
Though the functional differences are relatively small, these prompts force us to change how we describe the Mnemonic medium, how we frame our calls to action, how we narratize progress, and so on.
In practice, this has meant: