Using Anki Efficiently For Studying: “Root Cause” Edition.

Look, if you ever feel Anki just takes you forever because:

…then here’s a quick advice from me:

STOP trying to “use Anki faster”.


Wait a minute.

“Anki Takes Too Much Time” Is A Symptom, Not A Problem

You see, many Anki Beginners that I read about on Subreddits and forums out there, State the same drawback of it being too time consuming in different forms like :-

Perhaps you’re one of them.

In that case, let me unpack the ONLY 2 reasons why you might be inefficient when using Anki:

First reason: You still have underdeveloped formulation skills.

Many people don’t even realize this. It’s like they’re treating Anki as a magic bullet that will solve all their problems. It’s not.

It’s totally normal to be slow at creating flashcards AT FIRST.

If you feel like that applies to you, then let me guess,

Maybe you don’t know what your flashcards should look like — specifically, what criteria to base them on.

Or maybe you don’t know how you should think about flashcard creation. (After all, mindset changes everything. Later I’ll show you why.)

Or maybe you don’t trust the flashcards you create.
Head over to my article on how to create Better Flashcards if this sounded familiar to you.

Second reason: Using the wrong optimization strategy.

Specifically, this one:

(I’ll reveal them later, don’t worry.)

You may not even realize how this optimization strategy is messing you up.

Listen, if any of these sound true to you…

…then you’ve already fallen into this exact trap.

Wanna know the solution? Here’s a quick hint:

It’s outside of that box.

It requires a different frame of thinking about “efficiency”.

It has to do with interactions rather than combinations.

Actually, let me show you just how different this solution is:

Now, don’t worry if none of these makes sense for now; you’ll learn all about them in the next few articles.
Before we continue, though, I want you to know that this Guide is NOT for everybody.

First off, I made this for students who:

Also, I have to emphasize that this Guide is NOT written for language learners.

Sure, you’ll get a LOT of value from this, but just realize that it’s going to be less specific for that, alright?

Second, this Guide isn’t for short-term thinkers.

I guarantee you that if you’re someone who constantly seeks instant gratification, this course is going to make you uncomfortable.

What you’ll learn will be incredibly hard to swallow.

I guarantee it.

Third, if you fit into these three criteria:

…then you can close this tab right now so we can save each other some time.

Now let’s get started with a big picture view of everything.

The Big Picture

Here’s what you’re going to discover:

Expect that this Guide will take you a couple of minutes to finish. These lessons aren’t your ordinary article — you have to read them a bit more deeply if you like to get the benefit.

Continue to them from here.



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