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I wanted to have a quick summary of each of the key ideas posts as I know they’re a little verbose at the moment - the whole “if I had more time I’d have written a shorter letter” syndrome.

I’ve also recently learned Mermaid syntax for making flowcharts which I’ve been using a lot in Obsidian, and it seems like a great way to make some quick summaries!

Key Ideas Guide 1 - Intro & Mission

graph TD; id1(Lack of
learning at
school) id2(Best ways to learn) bwtl1(Spaced
repetition) bwtl2(Active
recall) bwtl3(Active
encoding) id3(Anki) id4(Profundity of
memorisation) prof(Harold
Bloom) id5(Benefits
of anki) boa1(Learning
degrade) boa2(Incremental
reading) boa3(Growth mindset
and belief in
ability to learn) id1 --> id2 id2 --> bwtl1 id2 --> bwtl2 id2 --> bwtl3 bwtl1 --> id3 bwtl2 --> id3 bwtl3 --> id3 id3 --> id4 id4 --> prof id4 --> id5 id5 --> boa1 id5 --> boa2 id5 --> boa3

Key Ideas Guide 2 - Learning, Knowledge, Intelligence, Mastery, Anki

graph TD; id1(Aim: Debunking
'Anki is just
for memorising
facts') id2(Quick anki
primer) a1(Daily
process) a2(Creating
flashcards) a3(Contains the
3 components
of effective
learning) id3(What is
intelligence?) l1(Learning:
3 steps) l1_1(Encoding) l1_2(Consolidation) l1_3(Retrieval) id4(Bloom's
Taxonomy of
Learning) b1(6 Categories
of Learning) b1_1(Anki covers
at least
first 2) b2(4 Categories
of Knowledge) b2_1(Anki covers
at least
first 3) id5(Inert vs
knowledge) id6(Prior knowledge
as foundation
for new
learning) id7(Intelligence) i1(Fluid) i2(Crytallised) id1 ==> id2 id2 -.-> a1 id2 -.-> a2 id2 -.-> a3 id2 ==> id3 id3 -.-> l1 l1 -.->l1_1 l1 -.->l1_2 l1 -.->l1_3 id3 ==> id4 id4 -.-> b1 b1 -.-> b1_1 id4 -.-> b2 b2 -.-> b2_1 id4 ==> id5 id5 ==>id6 id6 ==> id7 id7 -.-> i1 id7 -.-> i2

Key Ideas Guide 3: Getting Started With Anki

graph TD id1(Downloading
Anki) id1_1(Free on
Desktop) id1_1_1(Recommend
starting here) id1_2(Free on Android) id1_3(Paid on iOS) id2(Using
Anki) id2_1(Making
cards) id2_2(Reviewing
cards) id2_3(Home page) id2_4(Creating
a deck) id2_5(How many
new cards
per day) id2_6(Anki as
daily habit) id3(Tips for
strong) id3_1(Cloze
cards) id3_2(Make cards
in plain
text files!) id3_3(Don't make
orphan cards) id3_4(Master deck
with subdecks) id3_5(Make it
clear what
the card
is about) id3_6(Make it
memorable) id4(20 Rules
for Formulating
Knowledge) id4_1(First
understand) id4_2(Start with
big picture) id4_3(Simplify) id4_4(Mnemonic
techniques) id4_5(Optimise
wording) id1 -.-> id1_1 id1_1 -.-> id1_1_1 id1 -.-> id1_2 id1 -.-> id1_3 id1 ==> id2 id2 -.-> id2_1 id2 -.-> id2_2 id2 -.-> id2_3 id2 -.-> id2_4 id2 -.-> id2_5 id2 -.-> id2_6 id2 ==> id3 id3 -.-> id3_1 id3 -.-> id3_2 id3 -.-> id3_3 id3 -.-> id3_4 id3 -.-> id3_5 id3 -.-> id3_6 id3 ==> id4 id4 -.-> id4_1 id4 -.-> id4_2 id4 -.-> id4_3 id4 -.-> id4_4 id4 -.-> id4_5