Our Adaptive Reinforcement Engine quickly learns what words are close to your forgetting threshold and schedules practice to boost your memory. Membean makes your practice smart.
Membean displays remarkable intuition about the way people learn and remember words. It may be the only vocabulary tool that has so effectively embodied what we know about learning and memory in the human brain. Even as a cognitive neuroscientist, I didn't realize I learned words in such a nonlinear way until I experienced how much easier it is to learn words with this tool. Membean is shockingly effective.
— Shereen Chaudhry, M.I.T
Knowing the meanings of words, and being able to use them, is an essential skill for both reading comprehension and effective writing. Researchers have long known that teaching individual words is essential, but it's even more important to build a student's word consciousness. Membean helps:
Encode so you don’t forget. What does it mean to really know a word? How must a word be incorporated into pre-existing mental schemata? Recognizing that people learn differently and that there are various levels of knowledge of words, Membean provides multiple learning pathways.
Maximize gain. Borrowing from economic theory, Membean maximizes allocative efficiency for each learner — time spent learning (costs) must be allocated in a way that maximizes word retention (gains). Membean tailors learning schedules to each person — it’s both effective and efficient.