Welcome to LeanAnki.com!

If you’re an Anki learner (or if you want to become one) who believes in solving your study problems at their roots rather than at the surface, i.e. using “top 10 study tips and hacks,” then this site will feel like home.

Head over to the Start Here page if you want to see for yourself.

Why am I doing this, though?

That’s because my goal right now is to help 1000 college students and beyond become better Anki learners (which, of course, includes defeating procrastination urges, too) using a systems-based, rather than “hacks-based,” approach to studying.

In case you’re wondering what the difference between the two approaches, think of it this way:

Good doctors won’t start by giving “top 10 best pills for headaches” — they’ll find out the root of your symptoms first.

They can do that because they understand how your biological system works.

If they only have a shallow understanding of how it works, they’ll be bound to solve symptoms rather than problems.

We can agree that ain’t good, right?

So, if principles and systems are your cup of tea, then I think you’ll like my content.

About the Author

Hi, my name’s Al Khan, nice to meet you!

Back in April 2019, I was able to go from a failing college student who forgets everything as he goes out the classroom door…

…to achieving 99th percentile in my Engineering Board Exams using Anki.

Shortly after, I blogged over at a website called Improveism (while entering Grad School) to share what has worked for me, but I noticed I was spreading myself out too thin for a year.

So, I decided to serve Anki learners like you instead of trying to please everyone.

I want to share with you what I learned from my experience as well as in reading hundreds of articles/books on psychology to help you become a better Anki learner.

One thing might weird you out, though…I don’t actively use any social media accounts.

I think they just give me FOMO — no good!

So, if you wish to connect with me, just send me an email and let’s have a quick chat right there.


— Al Khan

Creator, LeanAnki.com