This note collects ideas about how to encode knowledge into Spaced repetition memory system prompts, both to support memory of facts but also to foster richer understanding (Spaced repetition memory systems can be used to develop conceptual understanding).
See How to write good prompts (2020) for a published manuscript on this topic.
Basic attributes of prompt-writing:
Meta / mental models:
Matuschak, A. (2020). How to write good prompts: using spaced repetition to create understanding. https://andymatuschak.org/prompts
See section Improving the mnemonic medium: making better cards in How can we develop transformative tools for thought? and Nielsen (2018, 2019).
Nielsen, M. (2018). Augmenting Long-term Memory. http://augmentingcognition.com/ltm.html