Mobile Writing Canvas and Study Screen Buttons

Writing Canvas and Study Screen Buttons

Skritter was built first and foremost to be a tool to help you learn to read and write Chinese and Japanese. Depending on the study mode you're using the writing canvas might look slightly different than what is pictured above, but the core functionality will always be the same. 

To see  example sentences and popular/custom mnemonics directly from the study cards swipe right or left on the top portion of the card as shown below (note: not all cards have example sentences or mnemonics, but we will continue to create more and will be offering custom sentence support soon!) 

From the writing canvas, and other cards you can access the Quick Settings menu on the top-right of the screen. Quick settings are for options you might want to change during a study session, however, it doesn't display all options that are available. All options can be configured in your account level settings-- see more information about Settings below. You can also check out our Mobile Settings document. 

Word-level grading is available on writing and tone cards (Chinese only) when items are two or more characters, and when "Advanced SRS grading" is enabled. Adjust the score by tapping the grade on the top of the card. This can be used to bypass character-level grading on cards and gives you more degree of control.

Open the  Additional Information screen by tapping the "i" icon in the top right-hand corner. On this screen, you can star and ban vocabulary, edit definitions, add/edit mnemonics, view your study progress, and view example sentences. You can also submit corrections for vocabulary-related errors in the app directly from this screen.

Vocabulary audio is indicated by an  Audio button on both study cards and the Additional Information screen. If you open this screen before answering a card, it will automatically be marked incorrect "forgot". 

Note: We strive to provide high-quality audio from native speakers of Chinese and Japanese in our applications and are adding new audio to Skritter regularly.

Tapping the Teaching Mode button automatically plays vocabulary audio (if available) and helps you check a character's composition and stroke order. It also marks the card as incorrect, which you can change manually if necessary.

Finally, you can navigate Back and Forward during your study activities. The Back button is useful for going back to re-write characters, correct accidental taps, and adjust grading. The Forward button automatically marks something as correct "got it" and skips to the next card or part of the card.

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