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.
- 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.
- How to Use Anki Efficiently (Root Cause Edition) by yours truly. Endless tweaking isn’t going to make you “use Anki efficiently.” If it’s taking you a lot of time to study (and remember what you learn) with Anki, the problem isn’t necessarily Anki itself — but rather on your entire study system. Stop focusing on the minutiae and focus on the bigger picture. In this mini-course, I’ll show you how.
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: