Tag Archives: Wired Marker

Effective Marking Strategies

Since the time I discovered Wiredmarker I have put it to good use. Or so I thought. In the beginning I used the tool to mark vocabulary in articles and books. You can imagine how this must have looked like, everything in yellow, which is one of my favorite colours. After marking only vocabulary, grammar followed, marked in grey. Next came known and unknown words, marked in red and green. There have also been place and personal names, marked in turquoise. And before you know it, I was drowning in a sea of colors, no pleasure to go back and read. For re-reading articles I had to come up with a solution. Flushing the cache the markers are gone for the time being. Since Wiredmarker keeps a seperate cached page, so it was safe to flush the browser cache. While re-reading a website, I started to mark what I have forgotten once more, and then compared it with the archive. To my dissatisfaction I haven’t been using the full potential to make reading easier.

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Wired Marker Revisited

In an older article I introduced a tool called Wired Marker. It basically allows you to mark text on a website. As it is tedious to mark all the words, you can use your Anki decks, use the export feature, limit it to vocabulary, and export them to text files. Import the files one after the other, and remove the tags that Anki has added. Preferably you should do this with Excel, as you will need one word or sentence per line, for later use in Wired Marker.

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