NOTE: I don’t own Anki nor did I develop it — all rights belong to Damien Elmes and his team. My goal here is to share my experience to others interested in integrating Anki into their study strategy.
Step 1. Do you have an upcoming exam but you really need to cram?
If that’s the case, then my articles on Anki Fundamentals probably aren’t the best place to start.
The best place to start is in the free post I made, 9 Steps to Effective Cramming — which you can read here.
That 9-step guide will take you from “not knowing anything about your course” to scoring decent on your next exam. Don’t expect too much, though. After all, it’s supposed to be a last resort.
So, if you have an upcoming deadline and you want to retain a lot in a short period of time, then make sure you read the guide first before you go anywhere near the Other Articles below.
Step 2. Read the Articles on Anki Fundamentals.
If you don’t know how to really use Anki very well yet, then you can start the overview here. That link will take you to my series of Anki Fundamentals.
or, you can navigate through these links:
- Overview Post:
- How to Use Anki: An Efficient Tutorial for Beginners
- Useful articles if you’re not satisfied with the basics:
- How to Create an Anki Deck That Maximizes Learning
- How to Make Better Anki Flashcards: Principles for High-Quality Questions
- Best Anki Settings: My Recommended Values
- The Most Common Mistakes While Making Flashcards