I only recommend the best resources here which, of course, includes my own stuff. I synthesize and condense everything I’ve learned from both science and experience, so you don’t have to spend your time searching the whole Internet to find what’s useful.
What I can tell you is that I’ve read a lot of books, consumed courses, and thrown out what’s high friction (or impractical) just to put out the content I’m making.
Some of these books are about “learning how to learn”, so if you’re interested in that, you can click here to see my old article.
The Shortcut to Mastering the Anki Fundamentals as a Beginner
By “shortcut” I don’t mean you’re not going to do any work.
What I mean is that this is the fastest way to master the fundamentals.
You can either take my free Anki course so you only get the most important things you should remember, or if you want a more in-depth discussion of the fundamentals, you can choose to go through these materials:
- The 20 Rules of Knowledge Formulation by Dr. Piotr Wozniak. This is really important — if you don’t see an Anki guide recommending this, then they don’t know what they’re talking about when it comes to creating better flashcards. Treat it like your 20 commandments.
Other Useful Resources I’ve Read
Just in case you want to learn more about learning or spaced repetition in general, then here are some of them:
- How To Remember Anything Forever-ish by Nicky Case
- Spaced Repetition for Efficient Learning by Gwern
- Augmenting Long-Term Memory by Michael Nielsen (must read)
For medical students: