Vocabulary review--are flash cards (or SuperMemo) helpful?

edo   Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:22 am GMT
The antimoon guys are very high on using SuperMemo to review vocabulary. Other people use similar software. Many use flashcards, or even vocabulary lists.

My question: Is vocabulary review really helpful? Or are you better off spending the time doing more reading or listening, even if you have to look up words again? (And/or figure out words in context from repeated exposure in context.)
Guest   Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:47 am GMT
I used to be obsessed with word learning - and I didn't do it badly either - but it just doesn't work as well as exposure, as long as the exposure is of the useful kind.