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Mar 29, 2018

UW/Qs per day during dedicated, and Anki logistics


Hi! To Alyssa:

1) How many UW 40Q blocks were you able to get through during dedicated per day such that you had enough time to review the explanations, make Anki cards based on your incorrects/unsure of Qs, review those Anki cards you had made that day, and do your 'Anki reviews' from days prior? I was hoping to do all this for 3 blocks of 40x3=120 questions per day (assuming timed, non-tutor mode), but wanted to make sure I wasn't leaving too little time for review.


2) How long did it take you to review (read explanations+make Anki cards) 1 block of 40Qs in UW?


2) Let's say today I did 3 blocks of UW, reviewed the explanations, and made 70 cards based on my incorrects. Would you recommend reviewing those 70 cards the same day you made them, or would you you wait till the next day to go through them for the 1st time in Anki?


Thank you for your help! I really appreciate your advice, and your website has been very insightful.



Mar 29, 2018

1) I usually did 2 blocks per day, but sometimes did 3. Everyone works best at a different pace though so this is just a rough guide!


2) This time varied a lot depending on the cards themselves and how many questions I got wrong in a block. I usually didn't spend more than 5-7 minutes making a card + reading an explanation for an incorrect, and no more than 2-3 minutes reading an explanation for a correct. In general, it usually amounted to 2 to 2.5 hours to review a block. Many people spend too much time reading explanations for the corrects; at a certain point you should just be skimming them and in some cases you can just read the educational objectives, you have to assess what you actually need to learn to get the question right.


3) Review the new cards the next day. Better to have some space, the repetition works better that way.


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