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Study for Exams With Anki Flashcards – Memorize Everything!

teacher avatar Jamie Daghaim, Medical Student + Anki Enthusiast

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Lessons in This Class

13 Lessons (1h 9m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Downloading Anki & Syncing

    • 3. The Anatomy of Anki

    • 4. Cards and Fields

    • 5. Essential Settings

    • 6. Beautiful Anki

    • 7. Browser, Tags & Filtered Decks

    • 8. Essentials of the Search Bar

    • 9. Favourite Add-ons

    • 10. Conclusion

    • 11. Xtra: PS4 Controller for Reviews

    • 12. Xtra: What Makes a Good Card?

    • 13. Xtra: Anki's Algorithm

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Study for Exams With Anki Flashcards – Memorize Everything!

Anki is an incredible Spaced Repetition Software (SRS) that automates your revision using a special algorithm that asks you to recall the information just before you forget it, which is the best time to do so for better and longer memory retention.

Anki is not very user-friendly, which is why I made this class to change that.

Here is what we will cover:

  • Installing Anki on your device, and making an AnkiWeb account to save your data in the cloud.
  • Understanding the components that make Anki tick. Learning the essential definitions and differences between those components.
  • Understanding what the settings mean, and how the algorithm actually works.
  • Change the boring default look of Anki into a much more aesthetically pleasing interface.
  • Add-ons
  • Making efficient cards, and ways to 'gamify' Anki.

Who is this class for?

  • Students who want to up their revision game.
  • Anyone learning languages
  • Anyone in working or studying massive amount of information that is required to be memorised.
  • You.

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Jamie Daghaim

Medical Student + Anki Enthusiast



My name is Jamie, and I'm a final year medical student, studying in the UK.

As well as preparing for my future career as a doctor, I spend a lot of my time on optimising my productivity systems, and my studying habits. I put out a class on "How to Study for Exams with Anki Flashcards" which is aimed at bringing absolute beginners to speed, and also intermediate users might pick up a thing or two from it.

Anki is a gem that not many people know about, and it is in my opinion, the future of learning and memorisation.


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🦜 Twitter: @jamiedaghaim

🤳Instagram: @jamiedaghaim

🟥 Youtube: /JamieDaghaim

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1. Introduction: many students crime the night before example. And although some will fail, other schools definitely pass and may even do well. But ask them a few days after the exam, and they will have forgotten almost everything. Hi, everyone. My name is Jamie, and I'm a medical student studying in the UK, and I call myself in Anke enthusiast if you've never heard of it. Anke is a space repetition software that uses a clever algorithm toe. Ask you questions just before you forget them. This is based on forgetting Curve, first described by this psychologist in the 19th century, which in summary sense that if you don't review the information for some time, you will forget it in an exponential manner. However, if you actively recall the information just before you forget it and continue recording it at increasing intervals, you will have better and longer retention of information. Welcome to my skill share class on how to use Anke to study for your exams and memorize anything you want. I started using Anke four years ago, and it has completely changed the way that I study and has put migrates in the top two styles every year. The problem with Anke for many people is that it isn't very user friendly, and this is the class that I wish I had when I first started using it. In this class, we will learn about the anatomy of Anke, have to add cards and fields, have to customise the settings to fit your needs, how to make Yankee aesthetically pleasing, how to find your cars and much, much more. So grab a coffee and enjoy. 2. Downloading Anki & Syncing: right. So in this video, we will be downloading and insulting Yankee. So if you haven't done already, go to abstract Anke web dot net or just search Anke and Google. You'll be taken to this page. So breast download from here, Choose your operating software and download The latest version of Anky could have already done so. So I don't need to do this on once. Even saw that you will be welcomed with this main screen, which will cover in the next video. Father Next bit gonna talk about Anke Web and the importance of creating an anchor Web account. So there are two main benefits of having an ankle Web account. 1st 1 is that your cards and your progress will be sink across Tolliver devices. So your your iPhone, your your tablet and so on. The good thing about this is that, say that you're waiting in line and you got nothing else to do so you can pull out your iPhone on. Start doing some cards on the next benefit to having a is that so that all of your cards and all of your progress will be saved in the cloud. Say, for example, something, Something about happens. Your computer. Your data was wiped out completely. Or you you lost your laptop or wherever. You don't want to lose your progress and your card. So by having an Anke Web account, you can rest assure that all of you progress is saved their whenever you hit the sink bottom. So with that in mind, let's go and create an anchor Web account. To do this, press the sink, but in here, and it will ask you to into your details. But obviously we don't have an accurate account for now. So press the sign of bottom again presses on a button here, enter your email and your password and click the sign of bottom. Once you verify your email, you can then go ahead and type in your ankle Abidi and your password on. So now that you have in Ankara account every time you review or make new court, just make sure you hit sync bottom before you closed the application so that order view progress is saved in the cloud. One last thing to mention if you want a dollar danke for iPhone, make sure you don't load and key mobile flash cards. This is the official one. This is the only one that will work with the Yankee desktop. All the other ones are fake and they will not work. 3. The Anatomy of Anki: now that we've got Anke installed and we made me think you have account, let us look at the an item. You think the first thing you see when you open Anke is this home screen? We got a top bar and a bottom bar and the main window in the top are here. We got the sink bottom which recovered in the previous video This tats, which opens up their stats window. And here you will get some statistics about the cards that you will be doing tomorrow. Because that you will be doing within the next months And how many cards you've done in your lifetime and many more statistics clicking on brows will bring up the browser. This is such an important window that I have made a separate video on it, which is gonna be covered in later chapters. Clicking add will add a new card or a new note, and pressing decks will bring you back to the home screen. In the bottom bar, you can create a new deck. You can import a file, say there's a share deck on the Internet and if you press on, get shared will take it to the Yankee website, where you can download some of these share decks here in the main window, you will have your decks, and you can see how many new cars and do cards you have today. But because we don't have any decks or any cards, we need to create some. And before we can do that, let's look at some definitions. First, there are two main ways that Anke can ask you questions. The 1st 1 Anke, ask your question and then you'll recall the answer in your mind. And then Anke shows you the answer. This is the closest thing to a physical card. We have the front and the back of a card. The front will have. The question on the back will have the answer. This is called a basic node type. The second way that Yankee can ask you a question is fill in the blank. This is called a close No type. Now I really ever used the basic no tie because the clothes no type, actually can replace the basic no time because the clothes no type is very flexible that say, you can have a question and then you can have the answer in the form of filling the blank. And by doing that, you completely replace the basic note type. There is actually 1/3 no time. Andi. It's useful for diagrams for anatomy. Basically, you give Anchia picture and you can cover up all of the diagram. And then Anke shows you the answers one by one. This is called image inclusion. No type, but it comes as an additional add on that you have to insult separately. Add ons are very, very powerful. And they are, in my opinion, what makes Ankiel really, really great. I made some video separately on Adams later on in this class, right? So now you're ready to put your facts or the things that you want to learn into. Anke, this is the ad dialogue. So you want to start adding your questions in tank, you start by typing the facts. So, for example, here I just put in London is the capital of England, right? And then I want to be asked on this fact. I tell Anke that I want to be asked on London and I want to be asked on England. What I mean is, so this is a close no type which is going to generate. Fill in the blank, and I will show you in a bit how to tell Anke that you want to be questioned on these words . This is called a note, so whatever you put into Anke is called a note. Anke then goes and generates cards from your note. So in this example, we told Anke that we want to be questioned on the word London and on the word England. Anke will then generates two cards. Card number one corresponds to see one and call it number two will correspond to see to. So again, whatever you put into Anke is called a note, and Anke will generate cards from your note. In this example, we have one note that generated two cards. Say, for example, that you've got a bullet list of like seven or eight facts, and you put them all in the same ad dial of and you told Anke. Say C one, c two, C three C four, and he will then generates four cars off five cards or however many cards that you asked to question you on. You can organize your cards into decks, a collection of cards is cold decks, so you can put in, say, I don't know if you have a deck for capitals of the world or US presidents or chemistry or whatever subject that you're studying. You can organize thes cards into decks. So with these definitions in mind, let's go put these interaction. 4. Cards and Fields: Now that we know the basic definitions off cards, Texan notes, let's start by creating some vex and making some cards in them. Say that I want to create a deck for biology. Another one for chemistry I don't know, like whatever decks that you are studying, Um, I don't know. Geography, whatever. So these are the decks as well, and that these are going to be the containers for our cards. Let's create another deck and let's call it term one. And then you can drag and drop all the other decks and put them inside this main deck so that now turn one becomes the main deck. The master deck on the other ones become this sub decks know that we've created some decks . Let's add some cards to them. So why pressing, add or just pressing a bond? So I'll just press a here. This is the ad dialogue here. You can choose the type of note as we spoke out here, so there's close and there's basic the ones that we mentioned before, So let's just keep it on clothes. And here he controls the deck. So let's shoes on a biology. What? It's just chemistry no. But so say that we want to be asked on this first whilst having the clothes No type selected. You have here close deletion. The short cut for it is command shift and see. So now Anke will generate the first card from it. But I also want to be asked on this as well. So let's do another one. So now we have C one and C two. As we explained before on, let's press ad say that I want to add to a different deck biology, we can add, say, because it's okay. So far, we only have one field. This is called a field. We have one field that we can add information to. What if I wanted to ADM or information like, say, I wanted to add an extra bit. So if you close now, if you go to tools, go to manage no time. So these are the no types that you have available. Let's go to close Andi shoes fields because we're trying to add fields to it, suppress on fields. So far, we only have one field. The text, I think by default you only have one field so you can add another one. Let's call this field extra, and they will say they requested change. Required a full upload of your database to say yes, we've added extra. You can add other fields as well, like, say, if you want to add, say, you know, like pictures or even videos, you know or odio however many fields you want and you press clothes. And now, whenever you go to the ad dialogue again, you can see you have more fields. Now to say that I am having a card in biology and, um, what is the and look for something in the extra field I can add in also known as trisomy 21 for example. And I can have this there on. Of course, I can make cards kind of pop up. I can select somewhere it's makes them bold. I can select others and make the metallic just to kind of emphasize and make things easier to read. Have this another thing you can do. You can actually embed YouTube videos inside of your extra section, and I want to be asked on it. However, I want to actually see what it looks like, So to do this, we can go to say here on YouTube, already search for such plastic sign. I can go to that YouTube video and say I like it here. So just right Click Cobian Bed video. And now if I go to my video section here, you have to press command shift and X. I think on windows it's control shift in X and just paste the embedded video. Okay, press clothes. And now you have it here so that whenever you're studying, you can see that video. You can also add MP three files as well. So, for example, so you can just go and copy any of the file. So let's say I want this file. I can just come and see, and then I can paste it here. You know, add and one more thing that I forgot to mention. In order for these fields to appear on your cards. When you review them, you must go to cards and you must add these fields, either in the front template or in the back templates, for example, the extra field in the videos field. If I wanted them to show in the back my card, I have to type in double curly bracket extra and close double curly bracket, and that will show me the extra field. I can also add the videos field, so double curly brackets, videos and close double curly brackets, right? And while we're at it, as you can see here, you know that I put them on separate lines on the back of the card. They will appear right next to each other in these templates. If you wanted to create a new paragraph or a new line, you have to type this between the fields. Br in between those two symbols and they're just means a line break and again while we're at it. If you ever wanted to add a line like an actual line in between those fields, you can do hate shower in between those symbols, and that will show you like like an actual line in between, those fields says. You can see here on the right, and also make sure that your field names are case sensitive. Because if I change this into a small V, Anke doesn't like that. It has to be case sensitive as well. So right and one more tip. If you ever wanted to hide those fields so that they don't appear until you click on them. You can add hint colon before the name of the field. So, for example, here, if I wanted to hide the videos, I can do hints, Colin. And if I also wanted to hide the extras, Aiken, do him to call an extra. And now the content of these fields will not appear until I click on them. 5. Essential Settings: fast forward. And now you have multiple decks with many cards in them. Or perhaps you don't loaded a share deck from the Internet here. I'm just going to use some of my old cars as an example. So once you've made your cards and now you want to study them. So, for example, if I go here tops and Dyne, you got a question and you press the space bar to show the answer and you're like, Yes, I got it right or I got it wrong. If you look at these, you get some of these numbers above these bottoms. So what happens if you press easy? What happens if you press good or again or whatever? Where do these numbers come from? Like what they mean? And also, if you look at these numbers before you click show show answer. You got different colors blue, orange and green. What do these actually mean? So so let's take this, for example. So I got three colors. Who said the blue, the orange and the green? The blue cards are the new cards. These are the cards that you've not seen before. The orange cons these are cars are either in the learning face. So you're still learning them or cards that have graduated and you've got them wrong. So now you're relearning them and we'll talk about what graduated cards are, which are the green cards. Okay, so I got the blue, the orange and the green blue or the new cards orange are the cars are being learned now on the green cars are the graduated cards. Now, to understand what is a learning face on while graduated cars, we need to look at the life of a card. So what happens to a new card when you study it for the first time? So this is a new card on. Once you show the answer, you're presented with these buttons when you press again. Hard, good or easy. Where does Anke get these numbers from the 10 minutes with four days or whatever. These are in the options menu. So so next to the deck. If you click on the gear option and click on options, you find these options here and by default. Anke has the number one in the number 10 in the steps. What does this mean in this box? The first number always corresponds to what happens if you press the again bottom. So what happens if you got that card wrong and then the number after that? So the second number, the third number, the fourth of fifth and six and so on all of these steps after the first number, the's correspondents to What happens if you press the good button? So to explain what this looks like, I'm just going to give you my recommended steps. So we're gonna put 20,440 minutes, which equals to one day 4000 and 320 minutes, which equals 23 days and 10,000 and 80 minutes, which corresponds to seven days. And then we're gonna change the graduating interval to 10 days. Now what? The's setting still Anke, is if I get a card wrong, then show me the card again in 20 minutes. And if I press good on Earth and I continue to press good on it for the next few days, the card will be shown at one day, three days, seven days, and then it will show me a 10 days on. Now the court has graduated and to understand this better? Let's put this on a timeline. So this is our card. And these are our settings were going to study this car today. And if we get it wrong, Anke will show us again in 20 minutes. But what happens if I press good? It will show me again tomorrow. She chose me in one day. And then if I press good again, I got it right again. We will show me in three days and then in seven days. So this card is still in the learning face. So what happens after seven days after seven days? Because we finished our steps. Now the card will graduate to the graduating interval, which is 10 days. And at this point, it is said that this card has graduated. What are special about graduated cards? Why do they have a different name in a different color? Well, what's special about them is that graduated cards are the cards that will follow ANC ease algorithm, cards that are in the learning face or the orange cards. These cards will not follow an keys algorithm and they will follow your steps. So the steps that we put in there until it graduates from their Anke takes it and applies its algorithm on it. So after 10 days, if I press good again, it will be 25 days and so on and so on. But what happens to farming the learning face and I press again? So say three days, seven days, and then I got it wrong. If I get a card wrong in the learning face, it will always go back to square one, and I will have to follow the steps again until I get it right on the seventh day so that the carnival graduate. But what happens if I got a graduate card wrong? Well, that's a bit different, because if I get a graduate card wrong, it is said that their card has lapsed and win a card has lapsed, follows a different set of settings. They're very similar, but there under a different tap called lapses and say, for example, if I get it wrong, then it will show me in 25 minutes, and then it will show me again in one day, and then it will go back to being graduate again. But different thing about it is that because this card has already graduated and you've kind of seen it multiple times. It doesn't make sense for that car to go back to square one. To put it very simply, if you get a graduate card wrong, it will follow these steps under the lapses stop. And its new interval is going to be 20% of 50% or 70% or whatever you put in there off its old interval. So essentially, if say that you have a card that you've seen multiple times that you've seen it for the past 100 days, you've seen that card at least nine times or 10 times. It doesn't make sense for that card to go from 100 days to being to square one where you see it every few days again, so it doesn't make sense. So here you can put a new interval. It's going to be 20% off the old interval, which in this case, it's 100 days. Then it's gonna be 20 days. So the inter with the new interval is gonna be 20 days. This is essentially it. I will have a video detailing Anke algorithm later on. But for now, I don't want to overwhelm you with so much information, especially if this is your first time using Yankee. So that is very quickly. Look at these options again. From here we have option groups you can add or delete or rename them. So if you don't want to mess around with the default, you can always add a different group and apply your settings there. Here are the steps that we talked about. So I suggested 20 one day, three days and seven days and I said that the graduating interval is gonna be 10. Here you can change how many new cards you want to see per day. I generally have this at 150 then the easy interval is what happens when you press the easy button. Now we didn't talk about this. If you press the easy interval, the card will jump directly to being graduated. You will skip the learning face and go to being graduated. It's starting years. This is the default 250. I didn't change it. I don't recommend changing it, but when you watch the Anke algorithm, video will explain its importance and then you can decide whether or not You want to change it, but I kept it out of 250% very related new cars until next day. I have this checked on related new cards are called sibling cards. So, for example, if you look at this where we have London is the capital of England, if we look at this, these are two cards that have been generated from the same note. If multiple cars have been generated from the same note, it is said that these cards are siblings because they have the same mother. The same note. Let's so let's go and just disable this, Okay? If I now want to study this, it will show me Blank is the capital of England. I'm like, Yes, London. But then he will ask me again, London is the capital off. So it showed me again the second card off the same note, which doesn't make sense to see them twice. And so have this option checked so that I get asked the first car today on the second car tomorrow or in a few days. Reviews. Here are the maximum number of reviews that you have today. I generally have this to like 999 just because you really want to do all of your reviews all the time everyday. As for the rest of these percentages, these are explained in the Yankee algorithm video. That's is, we could have touched upon what happens if you get a graduate card wrong, so you will have to follow these steps and it will has a new interval. The leech threshold year said to a which means that if you get a carne wrong eight times and give them tax it so that you can go back and see what's wrong with that card, why you're getting it wrong all the time. I think by default, the leech action is set to suspend card, which I don't think is good, because if you're getting that card wrong all the time, then why do want to suspend? It? Did rather go back and look at it. Change it and related general, there is not much going here in a self explanatory on description. You can put descriptions for your deck 6. Beautiful Anki: in this video, we'll look into making Anke a little bit more beautiful. So we're gonna look at four things. The first thing, as you can see, is my main screen has a background and this is an ad on adultery. How to install The second thing is how the bottoms look. And if I show the answer and this is also another adonde alshehri, harder install the third thing here in the corner. I have four websites that I access quite frequently, So I'll show you how you can add your icons and links to the websites that you access frequently. So you can just by pressing on it, it takes you directly to the website. And the fourth thing we're gonna look at how you can change their fun type. The colors have the funds, the size and what not. So let's start off by installing those to add ons that you talked about, the one that changes the background and the other one that changes the buttons to do this, go to tools, add ons. So, as you can see, I've got a lot of adults that I will be talking about in the next couple of videos. But for now, I just enabled these to add ons. So the one that uses the background is called dancing Baloney on the one that changes the bottoms is called Advance Review. Bottom Bar to install Adams Press on get add ons will ask you for a code. Browse, add owns and you can see all of these are adults you can install. So we're gonna search for dancing bologna. And here it is. And if you go all the way down, you'll find the code. Copy this code and paste it here and press OK and do the same thing with the Advanced Review bottom bar. So find it in the Yankee at on page. Copy it here. And once you do that, make sure you closed the application and open it again. I'm not going to go into much details about the settings of these add ons, but if you click on view and click on wallpaper here, you can change the wallpaper settings for the dancing baloney ad on so you can choose the image. Here. You can change the capacities so you can see you can make it less opaque. I like it generally other about 50% or 40%. And also, I change the colors off the bottom bar on the top bar to this dark gray that you can see here in there. Just because I have my Ankie in night mode. There are other settings that you can mess around with. As for the other I don that changes the bottoms confined this in tools advanced review bottom bar settings. If you can find it there, you might find it next to view called Arabs. I think from this window you can customize literally everything about these bottoms, like the sizes, the collars and what not. And if you could have show designs, you can see the different types of designs that can change the bottoms, too. Next, we'll talk about how you can change the font and the size off your cards and how to add these things. They're. So to do this, we're gonna go to tools, manage no types and select clothes and go to cards. No, you got the front template, which holds the question. So before it shows you the answer, you got the back template, which is what happens after you show the answer. After you press the space bar or click show the answer and you got this tiling bit. And these are like HTML and CSS coding. I don't know much about HTML or CSS, but there is this website by a guy called Shamim who made this article about how to design beautiful Anke cards. You can see this is what his cards look like. And if you go down, you find this CSS section, which we're gonna put in the CSS styling. So grab all of these, copy them and paste them there in this section. I've already pasted them, so I don't need to do that on again. Go to the front bit and copy this on. Go to the back bets and copy this and paste it in the back pacer in the back template. And this is what's it gonna look like from here? You can change a lot of these settings so you can change the font size, say, instead of 18 we wanted, but bigger. So they say. Out of 22 you can see immediately that the front has increased on the right side. 20 years is a bit too much. I think 18 is actually good. I don't like this fund, so I'm just gonna go to times New Roman. And now the Hong has changed. Estimate this 20 and from here you can change the font color Color's have codes. So if you go to Google and just literally search for color picker, you can select the color that you want to know. Let's say that you wanted like this. This kind of green has this code here. Copy this and paste it there so she can change the law to these settings. So the background say, if you're not on dark mode and you wanted to be sort of a mawr light color, you can also change that all the colors. As I said, go to color picker on Google and you can change these settings. There's other bits here that you can change. So, for example, you can change the color of your ball text, your underlying text, your italic text and so on. For the next bit, I'll show you how to add the's icons. So if you wanted to include these in your cards festival, find the icon. So say that. Use YouTube very often, so click on it save the image as PNG Now that you have your image new to paste this image in a specific folder, So just go to your add ons. I just did command shift A to bring up the add on menu or just press tools and go to adults spot from here. Choose any add ons press view files. It will take you to that ad on. We don't really want to go to the ad own folder instead. If you're on Mac, you'll find this down bottom here. But if you're on Windows, I think you find out the top. Basically, find the breadcrumbs. Go back to Anke, too. Find your profile Will probably say default or something. Mine says new and paste the image year in the collection. Stop media, paste the image and make a note of its name. So I say, if you wanted and boss, make sure that you have the name correctly, so copy this name. Now go back to Anke. Go back to no types cards and from here, as we said, this is where you put the URL, and here you're gonna have to put the name of the file as it is. The next thing you can change is how many pixels away from the bottom. It is so like, say, my 1st 1 which is passed Mets in this one. It is 10 pixels from the bottom bar, Ambos, which is the one after it I made as 70 pixels. One after is 130 and the one after 190. So this was trial and error and just seeing how I like them and that's it. Now that we've changed the front as you can see that way and we have, there's there. 7. Browser, Tags & Filtered Decks: right. So in this video, we'll talk about the browser, open up the browser, press, browse or you compress the letter B. This is what you'll see when you open up their browser. Yours might look a bit different cause I've got some add ons enabled, but it should not look very different. So let's see it. First of all, you notice here you've got the search bar here, even types in keywords to find your cards. Now, I've got a video on how to master the search bar and how you can find the cart you're looking for comin up next. And this is the sidebar in this sidebar you confined your whole collection. So if you're person whole collection, you'll find all of the cars. Current deck will show you whatever deck is selected in the main screen. These are flags that you can flag your cards with. And here are your decks here. You can find, you know, type. So if I selected close dark, you can see all the cards and then I've got these tags. So tags are denoted by this symbol now tax don't look like that by default. Yankee, I've gotten add on installed called better tax that transforms the way that Anke handle stacks. Many people ask What is the difference between tags and decks and which one should you use , or how we should use them together? To be honest, I think tags are better than decks in terms of organization. So the way that I do it, if I close the browser here in my main deck, I've got subjects but say one subject for each kind of big topics. I've got medicine, obscene guy, neo, whatever. And then if I go back to the browser, I have a tag for medicine. But I've got all this sub topics that I have for medicines. I can have medicine, cardiology. I can go all the way down to whatever arrhythmias I can go down to any structure I want. One of the main benefits of taking your cards is that you can apply more than one tag to the same card. So, for example, if I go to my office key, you can see here that I've got this card on CCGs. But I've tracked it with acute coronary syndrome is yes, and with a C G. I did this because I wanted to find us if I got Toschi Diagnostics SCG. I confined this card there, but also, if I go to cardiology A C s, I confined the same card there, So that is sexy. I highly recommend that you use tags for organization rather than using back. So have a single deck for each big topic and then tag your cards with the sub topics. So you mentioned this is the search bar. This is the sidebar. This is where you find your cards and then you can edit them for if for any reason you wanted to add it. This car, you can literally just add whatever information you want in here. And also here you confined filter from filter. You can choose, say, the cards that you've added today. I've no added any cards today. But say if you go back and I add a new card to say Like I said, I can't go back to the browser and filter added today and it will show me the cards that I've added today. Other options are carts that have studied today or cars that I pressed again on today. And you will see that when you. When you choose one of these filters, you have these so added colon one. Andi studied today in Anke. This is red as rated colon one, which means the card that you have rated today says he's had added Colin. One shows you the cards that you added today. The number that comes after the colon refers to the number of days. So, for example, ad ical and three will show you the cards that were added within the last three days. However, it's important to know that it will show you the cars that were added within the last three days, not three days ago. That means that it will show you the cars that were added today, yesterday and the day before. Same thing applies to studied cards rated Colon one shows you all the cars that were studied today and again, you can change the one to whatever day you want, but also with rated you can do rated 11 show you the cards that you got wrong today. Remember those persons again hard, good and easy when you collect. Sure. The answer. Anke sees those buttons as 1234 So, by doing rated 12 that will share the cards that you rated hard today. Rated 13 shows you the card that you're rated as good. Today. Andi, rated 14 shows you the card that you rated easy today. And whilst you are at it, let's look at the difference between suspending, burying and marking cards. So if you go in, review some cards at the Boston right here, there's the more button. From here you can flag the current card, or you can market marking a card simply ants a marked tacked it on, cause it purple in the browser. So if you mark this card and go to the browser, you see that it's purple and has the mark tag on it. That just makes it easier to see. So in case you want to go back and edit that card or do something with burying a card or a note tells Anke to show you that card tomorrow, it doesn't affect this scheduling or the interval of that card. Just postpone it until tomorrow. This is useful if you've accidentally showed the answer, and you were unsure whether you got the card wrong or right, because you saw the answer or say that if you're reviewing cars at the end of the day and you're tired and then a card comes that that requires a lot of thinking, so you can postpone it until tomorrow. So let's go bury some cars and go find them in the browser. In the browser search bar search for is buried and you will find the buried card. They're suspending cards. Heights them indefinitely until you've manually un suspended them. So, for example, if you go to the browser and search for is suspended, as you can see, a lot of my cars are actually suspended. This is because I un suspend cards that I want to study as I go along in the course you can on suspend cards by selecting them. So in just elected multiple cars holding the shift button right click and you can toggle to spend shortcut for it is command J. You can also do other stuff, too, the cards as well. So, like if you right click again, you can change the deck of those cards. Say if you put them here by mistake, you can change them to a different deck or you can attacks or remove certain tax from them . And finally, I just like to mention filter decks. So what are filtered deck? So filter decks act like normal decks, but differences that you can apply certain rules to them. So let me show you what I mean. Say, for example, that I no, that tomorrow I'm going to be asked on authority, ology or any topic that I have in my deck. I want to brush up on it very quickly before tomorrow comes because I've got all of my cards tagged so I can go to. I know that form ology is in surgery, and I want to brush up on all of these using the better tax add on. I can right click and say filtered deck from here. And what does that do? It brings up this dialog that tells Anke to filter the cards that are tagged with our farm ology or anything within a farm ology. I want to remove the is due because I don't just want to see the cards are due today. I want to see a lot of cars that are tacked with our pharmacology, and from here I can limit the course that I want to see. But because I want to see all the cars, I'm just gonna put 999 just to see all the cards. And then I can choose the order that I want to see the card saying I normally pick random, and here this is important. It's checked by default, which is scheduled cards phased on my answers. Now, what I want to do is I want to look at those cards, but I don't want it to change the intervals. That is, I want to study outside of schedule without affecting my normal schedule. So untech this if you do not want to affect your schedule Andi, don't worry about this. This is separate out on that's mentioned in the next video, and I'm gonna press build. And here it creates this deck. This blue deck blue decks are filtered X. Just gonna click here and say, Rename cram for tomorrow. I have this filter deck now, right? I can go on now when I'm studying and it shows the answer As you can see here When I press good on it, it just ends it It does not add any more intervals does not add any more days to it. Once you're done with it, you can delete it. You can delete the filter deck. Once you delete the filter deck. All of these cards are just going to go back to their normal deck. So you're not really deleting the Carter, then? Them? You're just deleting this filter, Dexter. Don't. Don't worry about deleting felt index. 8. Essentials of the Search Bar: this'll video We're looking to how you can search for your cart. Go back to the browser, start off by searching for, say, the word long for search for long. It chose me all the cards where the word long has been mentioned anywhere in the card you can see here who had long was mentioned here. Andi here as well. If say, I add the word cancer to it, so it now becomes lung cancer. Well, it will show me all the cards where the word lung and cancer are mentioned in the card. It doesn't have to be in that order as long as the word long and cancer are mentioned. So let's see here the word long is mentioned in the extra and cancer is mentioned also here . Now, if you wanted Anke to find these words in that particular order lung cancer, you've got to put these words between quotation marks saying my cards. Sometimes I use the word cancer. Sometimes it is the word malignancy. What if I want to find all the cards with cancer? I also wanted to include those cards with the word malignancy. Well, the way to do this I search for cancer or malignancy. And now we will show me all the cards where the word cancer is mentioned, but also the word malignancy, but not necessarily cancer. This is not used very often, but say I wanted to find lung cancer or lung malignancy. Aiken do long bracket cancer or malignancy, and it will show me words with R the lung cancer or long malignancy. So this works sort of like mass, where you kind of multiply the number outside of the brackets into the brackets. And I think that is very useful. Say that you want to look for a word, but you forgot have to spell it. So, for example, and this group of drugs called fires all these in Dion's and I can't remember how to spell it. So I try to spell it on like, uh, thank you cannot find any cards for it, but I'm pretty sure I have cards for it just cause I can't remember how to spell it so I can start by typing the first couple of letters that I'm sure off. And then I put the star sign your sort of telling Anke to find worse that start with this and then whatever comes next does not really matter. So this woman searching for the content of the cards You can also search for certain tags. Usually select them from the sidebar. But you can also talk from here. So typing tag coal on No, by default, Anke does not bring up this window. So this is an ad on that I will mention in the next video. However, with this out on, you can select your tag. From here. You can search for Dex as well, so time deck colon and select your deck. From here, you can search for cards by their estates. Sarkin type is new. It will show me all the cars that have not seen before. So all of these cars aren't you? Say that I wanted to see the new cards that are not suspended. Aiken type is new. Space minus is suspended, and that will show me all of the cars are new that are not suspended. Say that I wanted to see the cards that I've suspended on purpose, but I've seen them, which means that because I've seen them, they're not new. Second type is suspended. Minus is new, so that shows me all of the cards that I have seen before that I've rated as you conceding to do here, but I've suspended them for one reason or another. 9. Favourite Add-ons: thing, this video, I will show you my list of adults. If you don't know, adults are sort of like plug ins that add a lot of functionality, hanky and make Anke is so much better. So the first ad on that I want to mention is advanced Review. Bottom bar. This Iran has two main functionalities. The 1st 1 is that it changes the look of the buttons, and here is a side by side comparison off how Anke looks with and without their own Theo. Second functionality is that it adds a side info bar. So when you're reviewing your cards, if you click on the info button, it shows you so much information about your current card, such as the last time you reviewed your card. It's is percentage how many times you've reviewed it, and also all the times that you have reviewed that card in the past. So you can see here April 2018. It was in the learning face, and I've reviewed at many times, and then I've got it wrong. Then I had to relearn it, and so on. You can customise the settings of the Info Bar and the settings of the buttons by going to tools. Advance Review Bottom bar settings From your you can customize everything about the buttons and the side info bar, such as the height and the width and the colors and the designs. So, for example, there are these designs for the bottoms that you can choose from, and you can also customize the width and the height of these bottoms and so much more right ? So then I sat on, is the ad table. Add on with this ad on Is the name suggested allows you to add table to your cards. So So if you click on this bottom in table, a small window pops up and ask you about the number of columns in the number of rows and other settings that you can mess around with. So let's say I want to have a table with two columns and, like six rows, including the heading I think. OK and no, my table is added to my card. I know I can edit the table and just add water, everyone to it, and also you can create closed deletions or whatever you want to win. The next stop is always on top and on this air on allows you to keep Anke windows always on top of other windows. So, for example, when I'm making cars, I always like to have multiple windows opens. So here I got four pages on Google Chrome open. If I click on any of them, Anke gets buried in the background. However, if I enable this, add on by going to tools always on top and bring up the ads are locked at cards. I can move the main Anke window, and now I've got the ad dialogue floating on top of the other pages so I can move it around and copy stuff from here. The next heroin is from an boss is most commonly used by medical students, and I use it all the time. It requires an ambar subscription, but in my opinion, it's well worth the money. But it does is that it highlights words in your cards, and if you hover on them, it shows you a quick summary for that term, and if you click on it, it will take you directly to that learning card. So the next day Ron is called Yankee Simulator. This adult looks at the number of cards that you have, the number of reviews, the number of new cars, suspended cards and then looks at your settings and how well you did previously in the past and then runs a simulation to generate a chart for you to see how your future reviews will look like. So all of these numbers are pulled from your deck settings, and this is your performance in the past. So here, for example, I'm using my main deck and I put that I want to study 150 cars per day, and I want to do the maximum refuse per day. So I just put 999 I've got my learning steps and my my time Interval. And then I want to see what the next 180 days will look like. So if it breast simulate and now it tells me what each day will look like. So I've got peak in July and then everything kind of plateaus afterwards. So let's say I want to change this to do 100 new cars per day instead of 150. Press simulate again, and you can see now that it's simulated what would happen if I reviewed 100 cars per day instead of 150 so you can mess around with this and just to see what your future reviews will look like, then you can adjust your deck settings accordingly. Next, Adeline is called Anke Zoom. It allows you to zoom in and zoom out. Next, add on its gold better tags. This add on allows you to better organize your tanks so you can see here. I've got tags and I've got nested tags like and drag tags within other tax. And I say, If I wanted to put joiners with liver, I can just drag and drop on deliver. And now drawing This becomes part of the liberty just to show you what Anke by default looks like if you have so many tanks. So this is how Anchia handle stacks by default. You can see it. It's a mess. Other things you can do with bad attacks, you can change the color of your tags. Next stop is browser search box. With this air on, if you type tag colon, it brings up this window. You can select your attack from your instead of having to type it all out, even do tag colon. Or you can do deck Colon and it's the same thing. Next stop is clickable Tags this out on, as the name suggests, makes tax clickable. So here you can see my tax. If I click on this, it brings up all the cards with that tag in the browser window. Next, Iran is color confirmation. This out on shows you a text pop up based on what answer you chose after you show in your card. So here it shows me good press again. Shows me again if a press easy chose me. Z. It's very useful when you're reviewing your cards fast and you were insured what you put in the previous answer. Next Iran is customized keyboard shortcut. This air on, as the name suggests, allows you to customize a lot of the keyboard shortcuts. So here's a list of all the keyboard shortcuts that you can change. Next out on is called Customize Sidebar. So what this out on doors is that it better organizes This side bar in the browser allows you to expand or collapse your flags. It puts all of your decks together under under one tab called Decks. And you know, types under one tab is well, all can be expanded or collapsed. Next out on is called dancing Baloney. This add on was mentioned in a previous video called Beautiful Anke. So go back and check that in that video, but simply it allows you to customize the background. It allows you to customize the deck gear icon and also customize other stuff like the top bar, the bottom bar. Not not Next Add own is called External Note editor. It allows you to edit your notes from the browser externally. So if I click on this tag and I press command option E, I can no edit this separately so I can put it on this side and then choose another card and I can edit. This is well on the side so I can choose multiple cards if for some reason that you wanted to see them all together like this, if you wanted to compare them or if you wanted to add them all together or something like that, so this allows you to do that. Next out on is called Fast Bar. It adds these buttons to your browser for ease of access. Next add on is called frozen fields. This add on is very useful if you're creating multiple cards and all of these cars have a shared extra field. So, for example, if I freeze the extra field here and I type anything here and then if I just type whatever and then say that I'm making cars for it every time that I press ad, as you can see, the extra field is frozen. And now, if I go and show added today so as you can see that the extra field has been duplicated for all of the other cars as well, very useful. Add on next. Our own is called Hint Hot Keys. This is useful if you use hint fields, for example, normally by default, I think you have to click on the hint Field if you wanted it to appear. However, with this add on, you can press a keyboard shortcut. Just make it easier for you to expand their Handfield. The next two adults are called holding card field and open added today, so holding card field will allow you to view the history of your added cards that you got it today. Think by default and key only allows you to edit the last three added currents. As with this around, it allows you to see all of the car. So you've attitude. It's once you click on history, you can view them and you can also add it them from here, the other one open at it today. It just adds this button Allah today. So once you click on it, it opens. The added today, directly from the ad dialogue. Okay, so the next ad on it's called image style editor. So this add on allows you to resize the images from the ad dialogues, for example, for I bring up the ad dialogue and I copy to images and posting. And then we want them to appear side by side. To do this, I right click and choose image styles. And let's say put the height of this is 500 and the other one image stylist again, and I put the height here 500 as well and no, because both are at the same height. They appear side by side, as if both of them are actually one picture. The next Adam is called imagery sizer, so this add on allows you to paste pictures at a pre determined height. If I copy any picture and I paste it using this hot key, it would automatically have this height. This is useful if you're copying pictures from the Internet that are in the thousands of pixels. So, for example, if I wanted to copy this image and I go paste in the ad dialogue, as you can see, the picture is kind of bigger than what I would like it to be. But if I press command option V or control all TV on because I predetermined every image to be at 500 pixels, then when I paste it, as you can see, the picture retains the same quality, but it's much smaller. Next Iran is called Life Train, but this does. It adds this bar at the top of your reviewer, or you can have it at the bottom of your reviewer. Each second that passes will take one lifepoint from your health, and if you answer cards good, it adds five points to it, and if you answer them wrong, it takes five points as well. So I think it is just kind of two. Gamma Phi Anke. A little bit next at on is called mini format Pack, but this does. It just adds kind of a lot of these formatting buttons to your cards, which allows you to sent attacks. Or you can kind of a line into the right or left in dense and at bullet points at numbers. And what not next out on is called Mawr Deck stats. This does it as this little stat section that tells you how much time is left for today, basically every speed for reviewing cards. And it just tells you how many cars that you have studied today on how long that took you. The next hour is called opening the same window multiple times, but this does. It allows you, as the name suggests, open multiple windows at the same time. So, for example, if I open this browser and I wanted to say to go to the pediatrics tags, I can also open another instance of the browser and go to the medicine tank, and I can open as many browsers I want. In case I wanted to say, to compare different tax or different cards or whatever. You can also open multiple adult looks as well. So if I open this year and I opened that there, say that you're creating a card in your midway, you're not sure, so you can just pause it and kind of leave this card on the side and open another ad dialogue to continue making your card. The next out on is called Pop Up Dictionary, but this I don't know, closer to do say when you're reviewing your cards and you wanted to look at a certain term and see or the course where that term is mentioned. So, for example, if I look at Barrys esophagus here, I can just select it. And then, with this short cut, I can see all of the card. So the shortcut is command shifty or even just double click on it. And now I can see all the cars in my collection where the word barrett esophagus is mentioned, and then I can browse any of those cards in the browser as well. Next out on is called Progress Bar. So what this ad on does it adds this progress bar, which tells you how many review cars that you have to do today, and then when you're reviewing those cars, the number just increases until you finished those cards, just another way to game. If I Anke as well, the next add on is called puppy reinforcement. With this Adam does it shows you pictures of puppies or any pictures that you said it to be . And then So, for example, I said it to showing pictures of puppies every 15 reviews just to kind of game. If I Anke So, for example, here for just continue review my cards. The next add on to mention is the review. Heat map this out on chose you, your daily average cards and the longest streak and your current streak as well. I said it here from the start of the year, and you can also go day by day and see how many cars you've reviewed on a certain day. And if you click on it, it will show you all the cars that you reviewed on that particular day. You can customise the settings and the colors and everything from here, and the final add on is called symbols. As you type two. If I open up the ad dialogue. It just allows you to quickly add symbols, for example, and you can customize and see all of these symbols in the settings of the add on. And there are neurons that are used by did not mention in this video just simply because it would make the video even longer, and I want to keep it a bit shorter. But definitely go check Anke weapons. He kind of the high rated ones and what not. 10. Conclusion: I really hope you've enjoyed this class and found it useful. If you're a complete beginner, I hope you now no more than the essentials of how to effectively use Anke. And if you're an intermediate user, I hope you have taken at least a thing or two from this class. Thank you very much for sticking around. Keep doing your daily reviews and keep learning and, most importantly, keep hitting that space bar. 11. Xtra: PS4 Controller for Reviews: So this is a bonus video where I show you how I use my PS four controller to do my daily reviews. You can also use other controllers like an Xbox controller and what not. So here's the left choice sick as a mouse cursor. And if I click the joy sick, this is like left clicking on a mouse. The exporting is for showing the answer and also rating the card. Good square rates the card hard and circle racing card. Easy Triangle rates a card again if I press the down arrow that suspends the card, and if I pressed the up arrow, that means I want to bury the card until tomorrow. The left arrow is for undoing The last review and the right arrow is for skipping the card . This is a function off the advance review Bottom bar at on. I assigned the option or the start button for sinking and the share button for opening up the browser, and that's it. So the app that I use on my Mac is called Joystick MCA, and this allows me to assign keyboard keys to my controller 12. Xtra: What Makes a Good Card?: I think this video I will discuss some tips and tricks to making good Anke guards. But before I start, I just want to say my opinion on using share decks. Some people will advise you to always make your own cards in your own decks, and although this is a sound advice and I would have recommended it as well. However, making all of your cards, especially if you're doing a heavy subject like medicine, takes a long time. And as such, I would recommend using show decks as long as they are comprehensive and you can trust the person who made it. Made it well. So, for example, in the medical community, there are a lot of trusted X like Yankees and, most recently, Anqing overhaul. However, I wouldn't recommend just studying them as they are. I encourage you to to spend the cars that you do not like at your own cars from your own curriculum and edit the already existing course if you think that they can be improved. So with that in mind, let's start by talking what makes a good Anke card the first rule been making cards and studying with Yankees that do not memorize. If you do not understand, make sure you grasp the concept and understand the material before you make your card on it or studied from a shared deck. Second role. Most of your notes, if not all of them, should have one or two facts broke hard. So, for example, if I want to make a note on the clinical features of car second Disease, here's a good morning for it. Crash and Ban. I should make the note like this. And as you can see, I've only included one fact per card, which leads me to the third rule. Use images and diagrams. So here, for example, I can copy this image and put it in my extra section. A bad example of this would be like this note described the J V P Way form, and the answer would be a whole paragraph. This is clearly bad. Instead, it should be split into one or two facts for card like what does the A wave on the JV peform correspond to? And the answer would be atrial contraction and so on, and better yet to include a diagram fourth in the extra section and freeze it for the next few cards. While you make the note on this concept, fourth rule is not set in. Stones bought the shorter questions, the better it is. That's because if you have hundreds and hundreds of reviewers every day, you want to whiz through them fast. For example, from the previous note that we made. What does the A wave on the J V P Way form correspond to there could be short into this. Number five is formatting your texts. So make the important words in bold, underlined sentences to emphasize certain bits, make some words italic, etcetera, etcetera. Just to make your cards a bit less boring on number six, keep the big picture always in mind. That is, don't go around learning individual cars and individual facts if you cannot synthesize the big picture. So to combat this, I have made a table on Google shoots or on Excel on. I put all of the diseases that I need to be aware of that once in a while I come back to this table. I ask myself to explain this topic as if I'm teaching it to someone who has never heard of it before and so in my head. And because Yankee algorithm works, I can pull the facts that I learned. And then I put them together to explain this topic. There are lots more tips than that for creating good Anke cars, but these are the big ones that I always keep in mind. When making new cards. I suggest that you Google 20 rules are formulating knowledge which I think is a good read for learning in general. 13. Xtra: Anki's Algorithm: this'll video, I will briefly discuss anchors algorithm and how it works if you're gonna put a lot of time and effort into Anke that it makes sense to know how Anke handles your cards. So let's get started. As I mentioned in the Essential Settings video, that Anke algorithm only applies to graduated cards. Those are the green cards, and if you remember our settings for like this and so our cars that are in the learning face will graduate into a 10 day in tow. So let's bring in our card and fast forward to 10 days later. If you press good, Anke will show you this card in 25 days. But why 25? So it's because of this formula, where the new interval equals the current interval times, the ease percentage times the interval modifier. So keep this formula in mind and let's put it on the side for a second. Each card receives in east percentage associated with it. By default on from these settings, you can see that the ease percentage is set to 250%. These percentages are unique to each card interval Modifier, on the other hand, applies to the whole deck by default. The interval modifier is set to 100%. So now for our example, where the current interval of our card is 10 days and I recommended that you should not change the East percentage and the interval WaterFire at least not this early on in learning Yankee. The new interval then becomes 10 days times 250%. That's to 50 per cent per 100. 200 is 2.5 times 100 of our 100. That's one. And that's where we get the 25 days from so 25 days later. Same thing. The new interval will equal to 25 times, 2.5 times one, and that equals 2 62 days. But that's what happens if you press the good button. But what will happen if you press the again hard or the easy bottom? Well, if you remember from our essential sevens video, we said that if you get a graduated card wrong, it is said that their card has lapsed and once a card lapses, it follows the steps that you said to is under the last step and then once that card finishes those steps, its new interval becomes a percentage off its old interval. In our example here we had a lapsing steps off 25 minutes and then 4000 320 minutes, which is three days. And now, when you see it in three days, take its current interval. So, for example, 100 days and then apply 50% to it so that its new interval now becomes 50 days. But not just that. Pressing again also takes a toll on the east percentage every time you press again on a graduated card, Anke Minuses, 20% from the east percentage. So assuming this card had the default 250 ease percentage, it will now become 230 pressing hard minuses 15% from the east percentage and calculates a new interval using this formula, where the current interval is multiplied by 1.2 times the interval modifier one. This 1.2 number corresponds to the 120% hard interval. Under the review stab in the deck settings. I haven't changed mine, and I left it at 120%. So taking the same card, for example, if once we see it again after 50 days and remember that this card now has in his percentage of 230 because repressed again on it previously. So now if you press hard on it, it's new. Interval will be 50 days times 1.2 times one, which is equal to 60 days. And, as I said, pressing hard on a graduated card Miner says 15% from its ease percentage. So now it becomes to 30 minus 15 and there is 215. Finally, if you press the easy button, the new interval is calculated as the current interval times the ease percentage times the interval modifier times the easy bonus. This easy bonus by default is 130% and can be found under the review Tap. I haven't changed mine and I kept it the same as 130%. So again, the example of our card, with the east percentage of 230 Onda current interval of 50 days. If we press easy on it, the new interval will be 50 days times 2.3 times one times 1.3 and that is equal to 100 and 49 days and additionally, pressing easy increases the ease percentage by 15%. I hope that wasn't it all confusing. Please. We watched the video once or twice if you didn't understand it. And here is a quick summary of all the things that we talked about.