Anki is a free and open-source flashcard program using spaced repetition, a technique from cognitive science for memorization. The name comes from the Japanese word for "memorization". Wikipedia Website Reddit

Midwit meme from r/anki. Source

It is for memorization, not learning in general. If you need to master a concept from scratch, or learn a procedure, or problem solve, Anki is not your go-to tool. Article

The ideal flash card takes no more than two seconds to understand what’s being asked, and no more than five seconds more to answer it.

I don't have anything special here, but I have got content on Meta-cognition that might be useful.

The biggest power users of Anki are people in Medical School. The biggest producers of decks is called AnKing. Website

AnKing has a video that describes their format for creating decks. Youtube

I've made some notes on Using Cloze Deletion Cards that should be helpful for figuring out how best to learn facts using this card type.

There are great tutorials from Glutanimate on how to study more effectively using Anki. Youtube

There are great resources from The Accelerated Learning Cannon to help speed up your learning. Youtube

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