Want to be SURE the facts you’ve been quizzing on are locked down cold? We’ve got your back. Picmonic’s Spaced Repetition algorithm will intelligently quiz you on the facts you need to review to cement everything into your brain… forever.


Science has affirmed that after we learn something, we forget it over time if there is no attempt to retain it. The forgetting curve represents that we tend to halve our memory of newly learned information in a matter of days unless we consciously review the learned material again.

Spaced repetition is a learning technique that incorporates increasing intervals of time between subsequent reviews of previously learned material to exploit the psychological spacing effect. The spacing effect is the phenomenon whereby learning is greater when studying is spread out over time, as opposed to studying the same amount of time in a single session.


Just log in to your account and click the bright green START QUIZ option in the Spaced Repetition tile on your Home or within Browse’s Recommended section.

This will take you to a Quiz of the top suggested facts to review for the day. Don’t see the Spaced Repetition section? That’s probably because you haven’t used our Quiz yet, so our system doesn’t have anything to recommend to you. So select a Picmonic, Pathway, or Playlist and start quizzing!


Your facts are suggested based on what you get right and wrong as you Quiz on Picmonics! To simplify:

  • If you get a fact wrong, it will be prioritized first in your queue because you still need to review it, and get it right!
  • If you get a fact right, it will show up again too, but spaced out over increasing time intervals to optimize your retention.
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