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Leeches in SuperMemo are questions that a student keeps forgetting. Most often leeches come from disrespect for the 20 rules of knowledge formulation. Some well-formulated material may also need a boost from mnemonic techniques or a boost in coherence, e.g. by setting questions in relevant context.

This glossary entry is used to explain SuperMemo, a pioneer of spaced repetition software since 1987

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