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How do I learn with SocratiQ?

SocratiQ is an exploratory learning system modeled on inquiry-based learning.

  1. You tell SocratiQ that you want to learn something.
  2. SocratiQ comes back with 5 questions that are related to one or more topics.
  3. You have a look at the questions and pick the ones that you can answer. Your answers do not have to be perfect or even correct. They are stepping stones to further discovery.
  4. SocratiQ provides detailed feedback on your answer and presents more questions based on your response.

If the topic is completely new and you have no idea how to answer any of those questions, you can ask SocratiQ to generate a lesson for any or all of the questions.

If you have responded earlier, the generated lessons take into account your responses to make sure the lesson is tailor made for your level of understanding.

Why should I learn this way?

  • Better understanding: By thinking through the problem before you get feedback or instruction, you assimilate better.
  • Iterative learning: When you provide a response, not only do you get feedback but there are more questions that further test your knowledge. This ensures that your learning is not limited to surface level knowledge.
  • Almost instant feedback: Learning is enriched when you are able to test your understanding with fast and interactive feedback mechanism.
  • Learn with peers: When you invite friends to learn with you, you get to see their responses and feedback they receive, providing you with multiple perspectives on the question.
  • Continue anytime: Your explorations live on your browser and on our servers. You can access them even if you don’t have internet. You can access them from a different computer whenever you want. You can truly learn at your own pace.
Know moreWe acquire knowledge from a variety of experiences. We are also capable of matching patterns and applying our knowledge cross-functionally in surprising ways. Inquiry-based learning approaches use this aspect of knowledge application to help you learn based on your previously acquired knowledge and / or intuition.

In comparison, when you use instructions as your primary learning method, you lose the opportunity to think about these questions. When the very same questions are posed after you have received an instruction, you simply retrieve what’s in memory rather than what you have assimilated.

To think in simple terms, a lot of the information present in textbooks are discovered by someone. Inquiry based learning systems allow you to share a piece of that joy of discovery.

However, in inquiry-based learning systems, availability of instant feedback and follow up is critical. Advances in AI technology has given us the opportunity to deploy this system of learning to larger audiences as feedback and follow up have become trivial.

When should I use lessons?

Every learner is unique and you have find out what works best for you. Here are some scenarios:

  1. You don’t know how to answer any of the inquiries.
  2. You are unable to understand the feedback provided.
  3. You are answering the questions correctly but want to make sure you are not missing out any of the details.
  4. Many of your answers are incorrect and it seems to be taking a long time to learn this particular topic.

Should I request lessons for the question I just answered or a follow up question?

If the follow up question directly relates to the feedback you received you can request a lesson for that. Otherwise, go for the question you answered. You can always request the lesson for the other question no matter which one you pick.

Primary mode of learning?

Is SocratiQ a primary mode of learning? Should I refer to my textbook, my online course material, internet reference?

You can use SocratiQ as an assessment and deep learning system by using your other material to springboard your learning. Our suggestion is to start with SocratiQ first and then use your other material as reference and to validate your understanding. Using both in parallel in a learn <-> validate cycle will yield good results.

I hear that AI can be wrong / misleading. Can I trust SocratiQ feedback and lessons?

We have tried our best to make sure that the responses and feedback you get are valid. It is always best to double check your learning with other materials.

It is also a good idea to include your peers or your teacher / facilitator to make sure they can provide alternate perspectives and clarification when needed.

How do I enter Mathematical notation?

You can use the markdown mode in SocratiQ to type your math symbols using LaTeX.

You can type the mathematical symbols between $ signs to specify that they are LaTeX. Like this: $x^2 = 4$. If you want them to be on their own line and centered you can use:

x^2 = 4

You can use specialized editors such as Overleaf to type your math and paste them in SocratiQ. We’ll add integrated Math symbols in a future update.

How do I enter code in SocratiQ?

You can use the markdown mode in SocratiQ to type your code using fenced code blocks.

For example, to enter some Python code, you’d do this:


 def squared(num_list):
   return [n * n for n in num_list]


You can use specialized editors such as VSCode or ReplIt to type your code and paste it in SocratiQ. We’ll add integrated programming editors soon.

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