First of all, if you have an upcoming exam, then my free course isn’t probably the best place to start.
The best place to start is in my free guide, 9 Steps to Effective Cramming with Anki — which you can read here.
That 9-step guide will take you from “not knowing anything about your course” to scoring well on your next exam.
So, before you go anywhere near the free courses below, make sure you read the guide first.
Step 1. Take the Anki Fundamentals Series
If you don’t know how to really use Anki very well yet, then you can start Lesson 1 here. That link will take you to my free course, Anki Fundamentals — don’t worry, there’s no signup required for that. It’s a course for everyone.
These are all I can give you for now, but there are more free courses coming soon!
Or, you can navigate through these links:
- How to Use Anki: An Efficient Tutorial for Beginners
- How to Create an Anki Deck That Maximizes Learning
- How to Make Better Anki Flashcards: Principles for High-Quality Questions
- Best Anki Settings: My Recommended Values
Step 2. Get the Free Advanced Anki Training PDF
It’s “Advanced Anki Training” but really, it’s not just about Anki — it’s about how you can learn better as an Anki learner.
I originally sent this only to 126 selected private newsletter subscribers, and I honestly thought they weren’t going to like it that much.
It was kind of a litmus test, so to speak.
Know what happened?
I was shocked by how “rare” this training seemed to them.
Here’s what one subscriber told me about it:
All I did was reveal the same process I used to rank high on my board exams, specifically:
How you can avoid forgetting important stuff when it matters most…
How you can stay consistent in studying for real — without using motivation hacks or similar crap…
How to actually read faster WITHOUT the “speed reading” BS…
How to take useful notes by avoiding to take complete notes…
…implemented in a way that works with Anki.
If you’re interested in that, make sure to download it ASAP before I bring it down.
UPDATE: I’m currently updating the guide to make it more actionable.
In the meantime, you can read the other mini-series, Using Anki Efficiently.
Step 3. Check out the Resource Page and the Blog
If you haven’t already, you can check out some of the useful links I’ve put together for you in my resource page.
Sometimes, I’ll post some of my insights about learning better on the blog — not just about Anki.
This 2021, I’m planning on creating articles for you talking about REAL productivity (not just a bunch of stupid tools), processing new information, and making them relatively permanent.
Checked the boxes already? Here’s your invitation…
Everything above may seem overwhelming, I know — they are a LOT.
But do take your time.
Once you’re really done (and you aren’t cheating, are you…) and you feel that you need more specific advice — then I invite you to learn more about my study system course, Lean Anki Study System.
Let’s face it: most study advice online just miss the point.
Using the pomodoro technique without knowing the right things you should be doing only makes you “10X more” counterproductive.
Using “gamechanging tools that will change your life” without having a working productivity system only leads to unnecessary complexity.
And let me ask you a question…
What do you think is the purpose of note-taking?
Is it to capture important information? To remember what you wrote?
The answer is neither.
So how do you take notes effectively from lectures? What does effective note taking even mean?
How do you approach reading your textbooks? How do you determine what’s important?
How do you make effective Anki flashcards from your material? And most importantly…
How do you create a repeatable process for retaining material in the long-term?
We’ll cover all that in Lean Anki Study System.
You’ll get a roadmap that helps you organize, understand, and remember even multiple subjects with Anki — without the stupid B.S. study tactics you see on YouTube.