"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
12 Using Anki to thoroughly read a research paper in an unfamiliar field1 Using Anki to do shallow reads of papersPart I: How to remember almost anything: the Anki systemAugmenting Long-term Memory2020-09-24Journal1 Using Anki to do shallow reads of papers2 Using Anki to do shallow reads of papers3 Using Anki to do shallow reads of papers4 Using Anki to do shallow reads of papers5 Using Anki to do shallow reads of papers6 Using Anki to do shallow reads of papersMost of my Anki-based reading is much shallower than my read of the AlphaGo paper. Rather than spending days on a paper, I'll typically spend 10 to 60 minutes, sometimes longer for very good papers. Here's a few notes on some patterns I've found useful in shallow reading. As mentioned above, I'm usually doing such reading as part of the background research for some project. I will find a new article (or set of articles), and typically spend a few minutes assessing it. Does the article seem likely to contain substantial insight or provocation relevant to my project – new questions, new ideas, new methods, new results? If so, I'll have a read. Continue reading… Index 1 Using Anki to do shallow reads of papers 2 Using Anki to do shallow reads of papers 3 Using Anki to do shallow reads of papers 4 Using Anki to do shallow reads of papers 5 Using Anki to do shallow reads of papers 6 Using Anki to do shallow reads of papers Continue reading…