The Select function is used to manage your word selection in your database. There are 98,790 words in VocabularyShop’s embedded dictionary. You need to decide which words you want to learn and put them in your word selection before you can study them. You may also want to identify words already in your vocabulary, so you can handle them differently. You can watch a video tutorial to learn how to select words for your study.
The Select function enables you to do the following:
- Select and add words from popular word groups to your word selection.
- Type in or copy-paste in your own words to add them to your word selection.
- Change the word selection in your database by deleting some words or moving words from one list to another list.
In the Select function page, there are 3 mutually exclusive lists:
- Source List: words from a predefined word group, or your typed-in input are listed here for you to choose.
- Study List: words added to your word selection through this list are considered as new words, and will be scheduled for you to study by the Study function automatically.
- Known List: words added to your word selection through this list are considered words already in your vocabulary, and will not be scheduled for you to study in the Study function.
The drop down menu gives you options to change your word selection. The four push buttons let you move words from one list to another. When you click the save button, your change will be saved and you will go back to the program home page.
VocabularyShop Study function arranges users to study new words on the “first come, first serve” bases. If you want to control what new words you are going to study next, you should maintain about 50 – 100 new words in your selection. You can do this by constantly add small amount of new words to your Study List. The Report function can tell you how many new words are in your word selection.
You should also put words you already know into the Known List. You will have a smaller Source List to deal with. It also gives you a rough idea of how big your vocabulary is at that time.