ANKI - How do I use it?

Perplex

Emeritus Staff
Emeritus Staff
I have discovered a frustrating thing in the way I've set my Anki cards up. I've made them all one deck, and I agree that this would work perfectly usually, however... I have core learning and rotation learning at the moment, and I've got both mixed into one deck. My mid-year exams are on core learning only, so I want to concentrate specifically on the cards that are from that content. Is there an easy way (perhaps using my tags?) to create a new deck from my current deck that only includes the core stuff?

Yep sure is! Go to "Create filtered deck" under the Tools bar. From there type 'tag:' and then your desired tags. This will create a filtered deck based off your core content :)
 

LMG!

MBBS IV
Administrator
Yep sure is! Go to "Create filtered deck" under the Tools bar. From there type 'tag:' and then your desired tags. This will create a filtered deck based off your core content :)

AMAZING!! Thank you!

TKAO this could be useful info for you, too? Thank you for your reply, too! Fortunately, the way I have tagged the cards currently will make what Perplex has suggested doable.
 

TKAO

oowah!
Valued Member
AMAZING!! Thank you!

TKAO this could be useful info for you, too? Thank you for your reply, too! Fortunately, the way I have tagged the cards currently will make what Perplex has suggested doable.
It's not necessarily something I need right now because I've separated out my decks into groups for the tests as a subheading under the units so I never really needed to do this. I did have to use the method I talked about to change up some tags cause I spelt it wrong so I used that method.
 

Fili

Dentistry Student 🦷
Moderator
how many cards do you averagely create on a busy year?

Depends on what papers I did e.g. anatomy has more cards than biochemistry etc. Usually, each semester is ~2-3k cards.

First year I had like ~5.5k.
Second year I had ~6.6k.
Third year ~4.5k (even with summer school since there's less wrote learning and harder concepts).

This year I have ~8.8k.
 

helipad

Lurker
there’s no seperate quota.
hey LMG!, I didn't know how to contact you but had a question that I didn't know where to ask.
For HSFY, CHEM191 and PHSI191 should i make anki notes for them (e.g concepts or make a mind map or something) can't find a way to remember for physics or chem, as cels and hubs is just memorisation
 

LMG!

MBBS IV
Administrator
hey LMG!, I didn't know how to contact you but had a question that I didn't know where to ask.
For HSFY, CHEM191 and PHSI191 should i make anki notes for them (e.g concepts or make a mind map or something) can't find a way to remember for physics or chem, as cels and hubs is just memorisation
I have no clue about any HSFY content as I've never studied that stream of courses. An NZ-based student may be able to offer more helpful recommendations.
 

rustyedges

Moderator
Moderator
hey LMG!, I didn't know how to contact you but had a question that I didn't know where to ask.
For HSFY, CHEM191 and PHSI191 should i make anki notes for them (e.g concepts or make a mind map or something) can't find a way to remember for physics or chem, as cels and hubs is just memorisation
Anki is great for CELS and HUBS where you need to rote learn a lot of facts. For chemistry and physics, it would be fine to use Anki for learning some of the facts, but most of the examinable material is the problem solving type content (even more so for physics), and I believe the best way to study this is practice questions and old exams. I would go as far to say that you can get a very high mark in physics studying solely previous exam papers.
 

LMG!

MBBS IV
Administrator
I would just like to take this opportunity to report that, for the first time in this entire degree, and in time for my very last set of written exams, I am finally and consistently up to date with my ANKI deck revision :chill:
 

drum99

Regular Member
I would just like to take this opportunity to report that, for the first time in this entire degree, and in time for my very last set of written exams, I am finally and consistently up to date with my ANKI deck revision :chill:
Amazing work LMG! I've been using Anki quite a bit but something I've struggled with sometimes is large review numbers each day. How many reviews per day are you doing approx to keep it sustainable? Also I'm curious as to how you identify high yield information to even put into Anki in the first place. Cheers!
 

LMG!

MBBS IV
Administrator
Amazing work LMG! I've been using Anki quite a bit but something I've struggled with sometimes is large review numbers each day. How many reviews per day are you doing approx to keep it sustainable? Also I'm curious as to how you identify high yield information to even put into Anki in the first place. Cheers!
My current deck is approximately 500-600 cards and I'm reviewing them all once per day (sometimes twice). Keep in mind that I'm currently on study week and have taken time off work so I have more time than I really know what to do with! Anki cards are stopping me from raiding the fridge every 5 minutes :D This would NOT be sustainable (and hasn't been in previous years for me, clearly!) when I'm actively on placement and working at the same time.

I have largely used past exam papers to guide the content of my current deck as I'm really only using it for this last exam. Anki is not how I learn best in general, but I find it useful for the content you really just have to memorise, so I've found it particularly good for microbio, pharm, anatomy, etc.

I've also tried not to get carried away this time. I have decks from previous years that are much bigger than this one and they have become way too overwhelming and full of unnecessary rubbish. I really tried to be more deliberate for this deck. It is literally aimed at passing my final exams and nothing else!
 

StevenStrange

Agent of Shield, JCU MBBS2
Not entirely sure that this is the space to ask, but does anyone have any specific decks for JCU Med they would be willing to share? I've made my own in sem 1 year 1 and sem 2 year 2, but found it very very time consuming.
 
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