Incremental reading is a technique for reading articles and learning/retaining information.
Incremental reading seems to combine several techniques into a package:
- It uses the regular spaced repetition suite of techniques (spaced repetition, active recall, especially cloze deletions)
- It mixes learning of new material with review of old material (in particular, one encounters completely new material during incremental reading, unlike a regular spaced repetition flashcard program where each card must be created individually). In other words, the temporal pacing controls both the pacing of new material and of the review.
- Probably some sort of interleaving where learning/review of different subjects are combined in a single session.
- Possibly some sort of prioritization process that controls the temporal pacing between subjects.
This technique is used by the learner.
- Some sort of spaced repetition software
Scope for improvement
Basically: how big is the difference between the gains a novice can expect, versus the gains a master of this technique can expect?