"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."

-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
6 Syntopic reading using Anki1 More patterns of Anki usePart I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki systemAugmenting Long-term Memory2020-09-24Journal1 More patterns of Anki use2 More patterns of Anki use3 More patterns of Anki use4 More patterns of Anki useAnki use is best thought of as a virtuoso skill, to be developed:Anki isn't just a tool for memorizing simple facts. It's a tool for understanding almost anything.Avoid orphan questions:Don't share decks:The challenges of using Anki to store facts about friends and family:Procedural versus declarative memory:What do you do when you get behind?Avoid the yes-no pattern:Aren't external memory aids enough?If personal memory systems are so great, why aren't they more widely used?Having looked at the use of Anki for reading technical papers, let's return to general patterns of use\\ Another useful list of patterns is: Piotr Wozniak, Effective learning: Twenty rules of formulating knowledge.. There's a lot in this section, and upon a first read you may wish to skim through and concentrate on those items which most catch your eye. Make most Anki questions and answers as atomic as possible: That is, both the question and answer express just one idea. As an example, when I was learning the Unix command line, I entered the question: “How to create a soft link from linkname to filename?” The answer was: “ln -s filename linkname”. Unfortunately, I routinely got this question wrong. Continue reading… Index 1 More patterns of Anki use 2 More patterns of Anki use 3 More patterns of Anki use 4 More patterns of Anki use Anki use is best thought of as a virtuoso skill, to be developed: Anki isn't just a tool for memorizing simple facts. It's a tool for understanding almost anything. Avoid orphan questions: Don't share decks: The challenges of using Anki to store facts about friends and family: Procedural versus declarative memory: What do you do when you get behind? Avoid the yes-no pattern: Aren't external memory aids enough? If personal memory systems are so great, why aren't they more widely used? Continue reading…