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by Matthew_1466 The Leaving Cert — 23/05/17 4

I just had to get this out there because I have no idea how I could go about memorising all the information with subjects like biology or geography without using Anki. It's a flashcard system that works on spaced-repetition algorithms which basically give you cards to review just as you're going to forget them hence allowing you to retain that information far longer and with much less effort. It's completely free for mac/pc I think the mobile version costs €20 but I haven't used it personally. It can be a little tricky to get used to initially but after an hour or two of playing around you should get the hang of it. There are also some good posts on Reddit in regards to using it to it's max potential and how to create flashcards correctly. There are a huge amount of successful med school students and other university students on Reddit who swear by it and I have found it has worked extremely well for learning definitions as well as diagrams, experiment procedures, quotes for english, pretty much anything you need to remember Anki will make the process much easier and faster. Hope this helps and good luck in the leaving!


4 Comments
Kylie Jenner x — 22/05/17
OMG I LOVE RIHANNAS ALBUM "ANTI" ! everyone should acc get it tbh
yjl_ — 22/05/17
Would highly recommend to watch this video tutorial for Anki by Med School insiders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K2StK7e3ww&t=170s The channel also contains very very good quality content about studying, tips, etc.
Matthew_1466 — 22/05/17
Yeah that channel is great I should've added that thanks! In regards to other study tips and techniques I'd urge others to have a look at Cal Newport's blog as well as Scott Young both authors provide really good advice which I have found very useful. Links: https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/ https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2013/03/31/learning-methods/ http://calnewport.com/blog/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL0QFTwgEgQ (Cal Newport on active recall) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrNqSLPaZLc (Scott Young on the Feynman Technique)
D'laraGoksen — 23/05/17
Thank you so much!!
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