• It's our birthday!

    Thank you to all our members and donors for supporting us for since 1999.

Anki Help!

usctrojans24

Full Member
Oct 25, 2018
70
7
  1. Medical Student
    Hey everyone,

    I wanna start out saying I'm pretty new to learning anki and all its tricks but this has been driving me crazy. For Anatomy I've been using image occlusion to blank out multiple things. When I review these cards they are in order/sequential so I am able to go through the picture before flipping to another card. My issue has been with Lists/Fill in the blank. So basically once I answer the question for the Endocrine it doesn't go to Nervous it flips to a completely different card and later in the deck review I am able to answer the 2nd part of the question. Is this just the way it Anki works? Should I get an add-on so that it is more sequential or just use the current method to learn and retain information. I would really appreciate some advice on the use of Anki

    Ex:

    (This is all on one card) If it isn't apparent they are two blanks each with 4 bullet points
    Endocrine vs Nervous

    Endocrine
    {{c1::
    Slower response time
    Longer duration
    Signal intensity varies with concentration of hormone
    Amplitude-modulated system
    }}


    Nervous

    {{c2::
    Faster response time
    Shorter duration
    Signal intensity varies with frequency of AP’s
    Frequency-modulated system
    }}
     
    Last edited:

    wanderingorion

    Full Member
    5+ Year Member
    Mar 31, 2015
    1,112
    1,991
    1. Resident [Any Field]
      This is the way anki works. You randomly see new/review cards so you aren't primed by the answer. In general, you would have separate cards for these two things, so you wouldn't be able to infer that "Endocrine" is the opposite of nervous. The goal is to force yourself to remember organically, as that is what imprints the info long-term. Also, a question stem would be helpful as well (What is the method/speed of an endocrine response?)
      If you haven't already, look into the pre-made decks (Zanki, Salt-pepper, etc.), as they are high quality cards from UFAP/etc. and they would be new to you and save you a lot of time in your busy schedule
       
      • Like
      Reactions: 1 users

      usctrojans24

      Full Member
      Oct 25, 2018
      70
      7
      1. Medical Student
        This is the way anki works. You randomly see new/review cards so you aren't primed by the answer. In general, you would have separate cards for these two things, so you wouldn't be able to infer that "Endocrine" is the opposite of nervous. The goal is to force yourself to remember organically, as that is what imprints the info long-term. Also, a question stem would be helpful as well (What is the method/speed of an endocrine response?)
        If you haven't already, look into the pre-made decks (Zanki, Salt-pepper, etc.), as they are high quality cards from UFAP/etc. and they would be new to you and save you a lot of time in your busy schedule

        Thank you so much
         
        About the Ads

        scrublyfe21

        Full Member
        7+ Year Member
        Oct 8, 2014
        514
        1,056
        Nearest golf course.
        1. Medical Student
          If you're having issues remembering everything that's on the card you'll want to give yourself some sort of prompt to know what you're asking yourself. Something like

          Endocrine

          {{c1::Slower::faster/slower}} response time
          {{c2::Longer::Longer/Shorter}} duration
          Signal intensity varies with {{c3::concentration of hormone}}.
          {{c4::Amplitude}}-modulated system

          I changed it from all being c1 to c1-c4 because I ended up changing my settings to bury the related cards until the next day. That way I'm testing myself on response time on 1 day, and another aspect of the card the next day. It helps me to see the information more often but the great thing is you can adjust your own to whatever combination you'd like. You can test yourself on duration and response time one day, then signal intensity and modulation the next.

          The next-level method of testing yourself on the info would be to do something like:

          {{c2::Endocrine}}-Mediated autonomic activity is {{c1::longer::longer/shorter in duration with a {{c1::slower::slower/faster}} response time than {{c2::Neuronally}}-Mediated autonomic activity.

          With another card to test the other information. That way you're forcing yourself to recall different facts independent of what else is on the card/ question.
           

          libertyyne

          Full Member
          5+ Year Member
          Mar 5, 2015
          10,956
          22,448
          1. Medical Student
            If you're having issues remembering everything that's on the card you'll want to give yourself some sort of prompt to know what you're asking yourself. Something like

            Endocrine

            {{c1::Slower::faster/slower}} response time
            {{c2::Longer::Longer/Shorter}} duration
            Signal intensity varies with {{c3::concentration of hormone}}.
            {{c4::Amplitude}}-modulated system

            I changed it from all being c1 to c1-c4 because I ended up changing my settings to bury the related cards until the next day. That way I'm testing myself on response time on 1 day, and another aspect of the card the next day. It helps me to see the information more often but the great thing is you can adjust your own to whatever combination you'd like. You can test yourself on duration and response time one day, then signal intensity and modulation the next.

            The next-level method of testing yourself on the info would be to do something like:

            {{c2::Endocrine}}-Mediated autonomic activity is {{c1::longer::longer/shorter in duration with a {{c1::slower::slower/faster}} response time than {{c2::Neuronally}}-Mediated autonomic activity.

            With another card to test the other information. That way you're forcing yourself to recall different facts independent of what else is on the card/ question.
            this is an interesting strategy for the buried cards. Usually those cards annoy me to no extent because i saw the stupid thing 10 minutes ago and my mind has been primed to answer it. Or multiple clauses in one sentence. I usually end up selecting super easy on it to space out the duration i will see related cards again.

            Do you use zanki? If so how much does burying related cards decrease your daily review count? And has it been working well?
             

            libertyyne

            Full Member
            5+ Year Member
            Mar 5, 2015
            10,956
            22,448
            1. Medical Student
              OP, answering cards in order is dumb because you already know you are answering cards related to x diagnosis or x bug or x process. You have contextual information from the previous card that tells you where what the answer is, the point of anki is to retrieve that information based on the card itself not the previous cards, in a test you are not going to be given 5 questions related to the same drug in a row.
               

              scrublyfe21

              Full Member
              7+ Year Member
              Oct 8, 2014
              514
              1,056
              Nearest golf course.
              1. Medical Student
                this is an interesting strategy for the buried cards. Usually those cards annoy me to no extent because i saw the stupid thing 10 minutes ago and my mind has been primed to answer it. Or multiple clauses in one sentence. I usually end up selecting super easy on it to space out the duration i will see related cards again.

                Do you use zanki? If so how much does burying related cards decrease your daily review count? And has it been working well?

                I started making my own cards 1st year, and I tried to use Zanki during 2nd year but it felt like there were too many contextual clues to give me the answer, so I just kept making my own. I used to make them so that I got the related cards in the same day but an above poster was correct in saying that you might not get the card right just because of seeing it exposed while you were answering something else 20 minutes ago. Plus it gets frustrating to keep getting the same card over and over just because you can't remember the one obscure option. Once I discovered the bury related cards function I found myself getting through the decks much quicker, since you have less cards per day. However I can't exactly quantify it, but probably 10-25% or so on average, depending on how many lists you have in there. Plus you see that information more frequently so it's even more likely to stick.
                 
                • Like
                Reactions: 1 user

                usctrojans24

                Full Member
                Oct 25, 2018
                70
                7
                1. Medical Student
                  OP, answering cards in order is dumb because you already know you are answering cards related to x diagnosis or x bug or x process. You have contextual information from the previous card that tells you where what the answer is, the point of anki is to retrieve that information based on the card itself not the previous cards, in a test you are not going to be given 5 questions related to the same drug in a row.

                  That makes a lot of sense thanks
                   

                  usctrojans24

                  Full Member
                  Oct 25, 2018
                  70
                  7
                  1. Medical Student
                    If you're having issues remembering everything that's on the card you'll want to give yourself some sort of prompt to know what you're asking yourself. Something like

                    Endocrine

                    {{c1::Slower::faster/slower}} response time
                    {{c2::Longer::Longer/Shorter}} duration
                    Signal intensity varies with {{c3::concentration of hormone}}.
                    {{c4::Amplitude}}-modulated system

                    I changed it from all being c1 to c1-c4 because I ended up changing my settings to bury the related cards until the next day. That way I'm testing myself on response time on 1 day, and another aspect of the card the next day. It helps me to see the information more often but the great thing is you can adjust your own to whatever combination you'd like. You can test yourself on duration and response time one day, then signal intensity and modulation the next.

                    The next-level method of testing yourself on the info would be to do something like:

                    {{c2::Endocrine}}-Mediated autonomic activity is {{c1::longer::longer/shorter in duration with a {{c1::slower::slower/faster}} response time than {{c2::Neuronally}}-Mediated autonomic activity.

                    With another card to test the other information. That way you're forcing yourself to recall different facts independent of what else is on the card/ question.

                    With the first way c1-c4 I won't hypothetically see all 4 items in one day is that correct? because I'll see response time then it will shift to another card. I guess I'm just having a hard time understanding how that is useful?
                     
                    Last edited:

                    scrublyfe21

                    Full Member
                    7+ Year Member
                    Oct 8, 2014
                    514
                    1,056
                    Nearest golf course.
                    1. Medical Student
                      With the first way c1-c4 I won't hypothetically see all 4 items in one day is that correct? because I'll see response time then it will shift to another card. I guess I'm just having a hard time understanding how that is useful?

                      If you make them c1-c4 and then go to settings and hit the button that says "bury related new/review cards until the next day" youll never see them on the same day.

                      The point of separating them put into 4 cards is so that you don't constantly repeat the same card because you have 4 separate facts to recall but always forget only 1.
                       

                      abdoped80

                      New Member
                      Jan 28, 2019
                      1
                      0
                        Hey everyone,

                        I wanna start out saying I'm pretty new to learning anki and all its tricks but this has been driving me crazy. For Anatomy I've been using image occlusion to blank out multiple things. When I review these cards they are in order/sequential so I am able to go through the picture before flipping to another card. My issue has been with Lists/Fill in the blank. So basically once I answer the question for the Endocrine it doesn't go to Nervous it flips to a completely different card and later in the deck review I am able to answer the 2nd part of the question. Is this just the way it Anki works? Should I get an add-on so that it is more sequential or just use the current method to learn and retain information. I would really appreciate some advice on the use of Anki

                        Ex:

                        (This is all on one card) If it isn't apparent they are two blanks each with 4 bullet points
                        Endocrine vs Nervous

                        Endocrine
                        {{c1::
                        Slower response time
                        Longer duration
                        Signal intensity varies with concentration of hormone
                        Amplitude-modulated system
                        }}


                        Nervous

                        {{c2::
                        Faster response time
                        Shorter duration
                        Signal intensity varies with frequency of AP’s
                        Frequency-modulated system
                        }}
                        please i need help the cards in zanki just 4 days ago started to appear randomly

                        i did rescheduliing and i did sort by date created but this did not work
                        pleeeeeease pleaaaase any one helps me
                        !!
                         
                        About the Ads
                        This thread is more than 2 years old.

                        Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

                        1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
                        2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
                        3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
                        4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
                        5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
                        6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
                        7. This thread is locked.