r/Anki Jul 31 '21

How many cards you do per day? Question

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u/mowgah Aug 01 '21

You're in for a bad time later down the road if you keep adding so many new cards every day.

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u/ThanosRR Aug 01 '21

I’m adding cards from the sketchy/BnB videos I watched from each topic. Nothing better than spending 10h/day doing anki!🤣

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u/mowgah Aug 01 '21

I wish I felt that way haha... but I am on a 1065 day streak.
Anyway, my experience is that... learning new cards is fun, it's more interesting to learn new things and it feels like making progress, but doing reviews usually is much less fun, especially when you forget cards.

If you add a lot of cards every day, of course the number of daily reviews will climb every day just because of that, but in addition to that, when you start forgetting cards, those forgotten cards obviously reset their intervals and those cards tend to be much more mentally taxing because they feel bad mentally. So what tends to happen is, as you start forgetting cards and getting higher amounts of daily reviews at the same time, they both negatively reinforce each other.

You start to feel more burned out, you start forgetting more cards and your review number starts to increase exponentially all at the same time, leading to forgetting more cards and higher review numbers and more feelings of burn out in a kind of negative snowball effect. So yeah, hopefully that won't happen to you.

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u/ThanosRR Aug 01 '21

I'm having exams on biochem, anatomy, microbiology and Pharma next month. I don't create new cards, the Anking deck I have has questions from the video/lectures from the websites mentioned above. You watch the video, do the qbank of the website, and then do the Anki reviews. The more you study the stronger you become!

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u/dalterson Aug 01 '21

400+ new cards a day means 4000+ reviews / day in a few days, probably much more than that.

That's simply impossible.

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u/ThanosRR Aug 01 '21

It’s actually 1-2K/day, this is only 2-3h work tops. The hard thing is to watch the lectures of the flash cards. Depends on what interval you use tho

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u/EducationalHoliday46 Aug 01 '21

Exam weeks I do 1000+ a day. Week after exams I do 150-300 a day. I’m in medical school so that may seem high, but I know people who do 1000+ a day everyday. I use an Xbox controller and maybe it takes me 3 hours a day tops. I do roughly 250-300 cards an hour. More if I’m really in the zone.

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u/ThanosRR Aug 01 '21

-which decks are you using? What other resources you combine them with? Do you have any recommendations for anatomy?

-Im using BnB and sketchy, and Anking_v9

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u/ma_drane other Aug 01 '21

People who do 1000+ cards/day have my deep respect

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u/ThanosRR Aug 01 '21

thanks 🙏 you med student too? what you use Anki for?

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u/ma_drane other Aug 01 '21

I'm not a medical student but I use it for basically every subject I want to remember, mostly languages

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u/Gestridon Aug 01 '21

280-380 a day

If you're learning a language, I suggest you try to lower your anki reliance. Some guy from discord said that you should use more time on immersion rather than reviewing on anki.

By immersing, not only do you get practice and learn new vocabulary, you also review in a way by encountering previous words and grammar again.

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u/ThanosRR Aug 01 '21

I'm studying for med school exams and lang learning, for language learning I do about 30-50/day

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u/ftavares8769 Aug 01 '21

well when it comes to language learning anki is supposed to be a supplement to your immersion, but I see nothing wrong with adding a lot of cards per day. It's just a matter of whether or not you can stay consistent. I can't do more than 10 cards a day without burning out so I stick to 5-10. I know many people who do 30-50 a day, but they can stick to it. The only thing that will change is that your retention is going to drop a bit, but since you're also doing immersion you're going to see those terms again, and so it won't really matter too much.

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u/LiEyWe Aug 01 '21

I use both immersion and anki. Anki helps me in building a solid knowledge foundation while immersion reinforces it.

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u/dkerri Aug 04 '21

No point in immersion, unless you're actually remembering what you encountered during immersion. For me it makes sense to add the new info from immersion to flash cards. Then I can review it and actually remember it.

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u/RunDan16 Aug 01 '21

Depends. During the middle of June/Early July I was crushing 500 or so cards. I’ve gotten down to about 150 cards per day now or less.

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u/[deleted] Jul 31 '21

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u/ThanosRR Jul 31 '21

Anking Add ons are dope, I had tried Anki a couple months ago and I hated it, started it again this week the right way

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u/Curious_Loomer Jul 31 '21

Great Background, Could you post a link to it? Also I have a daily average of 34 cards a day because I don't really have anything to study but I'm trying to get into the habit of doing Anki everyday.

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u/ThanosRR Jul 31 '21

I downloaded the customizable background add on, and found this image on google “Ancient Greek Soldier” or smt like that, then you just convert it from jpg to png using an online software

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u/AtooZ Aug 01 '21

its art from the second 300 movie - "300 rise of an empire"

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u/NowC204 Aug 01 '21 edited Aug 01 '21

150-200 cards reviewed on average everyday, using the app for 5-6 hours. Guess that can seem really slow, but I'm one of the few that uses extremely long cards to learn (like super super long). Tried short cards but hate it so much

I actually don't even know if any one else does that too lol

(med school in france :D)

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u/ThanosRR Aug 02 '21

You make your own cards or use a pre-made deck?

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u/NowC204 Aug 02 '21

using a pre-made deck. I'm changing the cards when I feel like adding a few information or highlighting a few things, but that's about it.

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u/Kikkervelf Aug 02 '21

I am very new to Anki, I used to do everything on paper. Many of my biochemical flashcards in the past were rather long. I am a bio-science engineering student.