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keywords = "anki memorization things to avoid top tips lanugage medical"
summary = "Anki is a wonderful tool but in order to maximize your learning, you should avoid doing certain things."
citations = [
["Definitive T430 Modding Guide", "https://medium.com/@n4ru/the-definitive-t430-modding-guide-3dff3f6a8e2e"]
## Not doing Anki daily
If you take away only one tip from this post, let it be this one. Nothing else here matters if you don't consistently *review* words daily.
The entire point of Anki is [spaced repetition](). Every time you skip a day's reviews, the following day will be much harder–for newly learned words at least.
## Studying too many new words
## Having too many concepts per card
## Mixing reviews and new words
## Pressing 'easy' too easily
It's very tempting to give a review card the 'Easy' grade, quickly giving it large intervals. Don't do this unless you know the word quite well. Otherwise the interval will shoot up to ~2-3 months, and you'll have forgotten it by then.
You should almost always be grading a word 'Good' or 'Hard' (or 'Again' if you forgot it).
This is my personal setup. It is by no means prescriptive– I merely wanted to share what works for me. [Email me](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=setup%202019) if you spot any mistakes or have any observations.
These are some of the problems I've encountered while using Anki. Are there other ones you think I should talk about? Let me know.