The recommended preferences when working with a new database are shown below:
In our experience, optimum learning is achieved with the following lesson plan.
1) Run through the database for 30-40 questions, using the default preferences
2) Select the 'no repeat' option and run through the database for a complete session.
3) Set the preferences to only show the words you know using the default settings (80% with 2 attempts). Keep running sessions until no words are displayed