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ANKI Strategies

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Hi I'm an incoming M1 here and trying to pre-learn how to use ANKI before starting classes so that I can use it successfully from the start. It seems that people who don't like ANKI or who have given up on it are using it incorrectly, so I want to make sure I go in with the right strategy so as not to get discouraged. I recently came across a YouTube video by "TheMDJourney" where he outlines his ANKI strategy. Essentially he will preview a lecture, and then make a card that summarizes 2-3 lecture slides. For example, in a lecture about Asthma, the first few slides were about the epidemiology of asthma, so he simply created a card that said "epidemiology of asthma" on the front, and then he pasted the corresponding lecture slides onto the back of the card.

This strategy seems like it would really cut down on the total card making time, and would ensure that no information is skipped over. I can see how it could also include superfluous info as well, but you can simply choose not to focus on that info when reviewing cards. Curious to hear other people's opinions on this approach! I'll link the video here:

 
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i dont make my own cards, - i have a cheesy lightyear deck that has everything high yield for step 1, and i work through it as the subjects come along. I also preview the lectures first and use anki as a review approach, vs study from scratch approach. It takes me about 30 min to go through 150 cards this way, because i already know almost all of them. its great.
 
May 4, 2020
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i dont make my own cards, - i have a cheesy lightyear deck that has everything high yield for step 1, and i work through it as the subjects come along. I also preview the lectures first and use anki as a review approach, vs study from scratch approach. It takes me about 30 min to go through 150 cards this way, because i already know almost all of them. its great.

Thanks for the input! So to be clear you'll just learn everything from a particular lecture via whatever active learning strategy you use and then essentially quiz yourself/give yourself extra practice with the lightyear deck? Also, would you recommend your method with step1 going P/F now? Thanks again!
 
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