Study Screen Overview

The study screen is where all the action is -- it's where you practice words, whether they are new or pending review. In addition to practicing / reviewing, you can add new words manually, change Quick Settings, and view more detailed information directly from the study screen.

Web


Contents:


Canvas

The canvas is where you answer the various prompt types. This is where you trace the strokes on your screen, or tap to reveal reading, definition and tone prompts. Once a prompt is complete, a set of grading buttons will display at the bottom of the canvas.

For a comprehensive guide on grading buttons, please refer to this guide:  http://docs.skritter.com/article/83-grading-buttons-explained

Add Word

Tap the add word (+) button at the top right hand side of the study window to manually add a new word at any time.


Settings Gear

The settings gear is where you can adjust your study settings.

For a comprehensive guide on the settings gear, please refer to this guide.

Prompt Action Buttons


1
Stroke Order
Tap the stroke order button to have a step by step guide to the character in the correct stroke order.
2
Erase
Tap the erase button to erase the character you've written, whether complete or partially written

3
Reveal
Tap the reveal button to show the completed character outline. Once you begin to write, the character begins to fade

4
Correct / Incorrect Toggle
Tap the correct / incorrect toggle button to switch the character's grade from incorrect to correct and vice versa.

Word Tools

1
Replay Audio
Tap the speaker icon to replay the audio pronunciation.

2
Star Word
Tap the star icon to star or unstar a word.

Starred word can be viewed in in your Words, under " Starred".
3
Ban Word
Tap the ban word button to ban the word from your studies
Banned words can be viewed under Words, then Banned.
4
Detailed Word Information
Tap the (i) info button to view more detailed information on a word, or reference various dictionaries.

Contents:


Canvas

The canvas is where you answer the various prompt types. This is where you trace the strokes on your screen, or tap to reveal reading, definition and tone prompts. Once a prompt is complete, a set of grading buttons will display at the bottom of the canvas.

For a comprehensive guide on grading buttons, please refer to this guide:  http://docs.skritter.com/article/83-grading-buttons-explained

Add Word

Tap the add word (+) button at the top right hand side of the study window to manually add a new word at any time.


Settings Gear

The settings gear is where you can adjust your study settings.

For a comprehensive guide on the settings gear, please refer to this guide.

Prompt Action Buttons

1
Stroke Order
Tap the stroke order button to have a step by step guide to the character in the correct stroke order.

2
Erase
Tap the erase button to erase the character you've written, whether complete or partially written

3
Reveal
Tap the reveal button to show the completed character outline. Once you begin to write, the character begins to fade

4
Correct / Incorrect Toggle
Tap the correct / incorrect toggle button to switch the character's grade from incorrect to correct and vice versa.

Word Tools

1
Replay Audio
Tap the speaker icon to replay the audio pronunciation.

2
Star Word
Tap the star icon to star or unstar a word.

Starred word can be viewed in in your Words, under " Starred".
3
Ban Word
Tap the ban word button to ban the word from your studies
Banned words can be viewed under Words, then Banned.
4
Detailed Word Information
Tap the (i) info button to view more detailed information on a word, or reference various dictionaries.

Mobile


Contents:


1
Study timer

The study timer keeps track of how much active study time you've spent for the day. Active study time means time spent thinking of answers or actively writing. The timer will pause on an answered prompt, and it will time out after 30 seconds (in case you walk away on an unanswered prompt).
2
Add word button
A) Tap the add word (+) button

B) Tap the amount of words you want to add

If you are studying multiple lists at once, the system take turns adding from them as it would with automatic word adding.

Manually adding a word with the add word button doesn't affect automatic word adding if it is enabled in your account's study settings. 
3
Quick Settings gear

Once you tap the gear icon, you'll see this Quick Settings screen:

  • Filter parts: Check or uncheck the boxes to adjust which parts you'd like to study.
  • Filter styles: Check or uncheck the boxes to adjust which character styles you'd like to study.
  • Filter lists: Choose which list(s) you'd like to see words from
  • Audio enabled: Automatically play audio on word / character prompts. 
  • Audio volume: Adjust the slider to increase or decrease Skritter's audio volume.
  • Raw squigs: Show your own handwriting. After finishing writing a character, your handwriting will be compared against Skritter's.
Make sure to press "Save" to confirm your changes.

For more study settings, tap the "More settings" button. 
4
Replay audio

Tap the audio icon to replay the sound for the current prompt. 
5
Detailed information

Once you tap the (i) information icon, you'll see this detailed information page:


Star word
: Tap the star icon to star the word. Starred words can be viewed on the Words page.
Ban word: Tap the ban icon to ban the word. Banned words are removed from your studies, but can be un-banned later.
Pleco icon: Tap the Pleco fish icon to look up the word in Pleco. (The Pleco app is required for this icon to show).
Characters contained: A breakdown of the characters listed in the current word.
Example sentence: An example sentence using the current word. 
Mnemonic: A mnemonic for the character or word shows in this area.
Part/Next/Last/Time: This shows you information about the word's scheduling

6
Teaching mode button

Tap the teaching mode button to manually trigger teaching mode. Teaching mode allows you to practice the character stroke by stroke, following along with Skritter. 
7
Erasing the character



Swipe upwards on the canvas at any time to erase a character.
8
Manual grade buttons

The manual grade buttons will show up after a character writing is complete. You can use these to manually adjust the grade of a character, benefiting from the use of "so-so" (2), and "too easy" (4). For more information on the scheduling system and how grading works, refer to this guide:  Spaced Repetition, Scheduling, and Retention

Contents:


1
Study timer
The study timer keeps track of how much active study time you've spent for the day. Active study time means time spent thinking of answers or actively writing. The timer will pause on an answered prompt, and it will time out after 30 seconds (in case you walk away on an unanswered prompt).
2
Add word button
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After tapping the add word button, tap how many words you would like to add:


(Manually adding a word with the add word button doesn't affect automatic word adding if it is enabled in your account's study settings). 
3
Settings gear
Once you tap the settings gear icon, you'll see this settings page: 


  • Filter parts: Check or uncheck the boxes to adjust which parts you'd like to study.
  • Filter lists: Select which list(s) to only see words
  • Audio enabled: Toggle to enable or disable automatic audio playback
  • Audio volume: Slide to adjust how loud Skritter's audio plays
  • Raw squigs: Show your own handwriting. After finishing writing a character, your handwriting will be compared against Skritter's. 
Make sure to press "Save" to confirm your changes.

Press "More Settings" for even more settings. 
4
Replay audio

Tap the audio icon to replay the sound for the current prompt. 
5
Detailed information

Once you tap the (i) information icon, you'll this detailed information page:



Star word: Tap the star icon to star the word. Starred words can be viewed on the Words page.
Ban word: Tap the ban icon to ban the word. Banned words are removed from your studies, but can be un-banned later.
Sentence: An example sentence containing the word shows in this area (when available).
Mnemonic: A mnemonic for the character shows in this area.
Part/Next/Last: This shows you information about the word's scheduling
6
Teaching mode button

ap the teaching mode button to manually trigger teaching mode. Teaching mode allows you to practice the character stroke by stroke, following along with Skritter. 
7
Erasing the character



Swipe upwards on the canvas at any time to erase a character.
8
Manual grade buttons


he manual grade buttons will show up after a character writing is complete. You can use these to manually adjust the grade of a character, benefiting from the use of "so-so" (2), and "too easy" (4). For more information on the scheduling system and how grading works, refer to this guide:  Spaced Repetition, Scheduling, and Retention

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