How to split large note

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07 Jan, 2014 01:47 PM

I'm trying to learn for my history test with anki. But I'm facing a problem here:
To effectively remember the cards, the answers can't be longer than one sentence.
But how do I cut a card like this in multiple one sentence cards? I thought of enumerating the parts and
ask for the numbers ('What is the first reason for the revolution?'), but I don't think that'd work well.

'What are the reasons for the german revolution?' - The need for liberty - The poverty - The censorship - The people want a nation - etc...

  1. 1 Posted by Vit on 07 Jan, 2014 06:53 PM

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    This is *One* of techniques I found and adopted .
    1. List the keywords: Liberty, Poverty, Cens, Nation
        Keep in mind: while you are doing it - you are *remembering it better*; it is not a wasted time.
    2. Compose a Mnemonic word using letters LPCN; PiNnaCLe would work.
    3. Associate Pinnacl with Revolution - easy to do.
          Done. You have your prompt. You spent some time *thinking* about the subject !
    It works like a charm.

    PS. There are more Mnemonics techniques and other tips; if I've picked your interest - ask for more details.

    Good luck with your History.

  2. 2 Posted by Eisfreak7 on 08 Jan, 2014 04:12 PM

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    Sry this looked like the right forum
    Thats a nice technique. I am very interested in more details :)

  3. 3 Posted by Soren Bjornstad on 20 Jan, 2014 08:15 PM

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    Sry this looked like the right forum

    It is the right place.

    Mnemonics are great, but it's still more efficient to break up information into more cards when possible. From a card-creating perspective, here are some thoughts:

    ask for the numbers ('What is the first reason for the revolution?'), but I don't think that'd work well.

    • You can try cueing with the first letter of each item.
    • Sometimes when I'm feeling lazy I make a list and cloze delete each item. The items next to the item you're trying to remember give you some context. This is still reciting a list and not ideal, but it works. It helps also if you can put them in some kind of order -- alphabetical, chronological, importance, etc. You're converting it from a set to an enumeration (see
    • Especially if you have more information, you can give up on learning this exact set and look for other ways to represent essentially the same information.
  4. 4 Posted by Eisfreak7 on 22 Jan, 2014 06:35 PM

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    Sorry that I didn't answer earlier, I had some stress recently and kind of forgot this thread.
    Thanks for these tips, I'll experiment with them and find out what works for me :)
    I can't post examples here really well because they're in german and if I translate them that alters the problem but thanks for the offer :)

  5. Soren Bjornstad closed this discussion on 07 Feb, 2014 04:15 PM.

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