how to remember picture effectife?

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Bregma Braahfield

30 Jan, 2014 01:35 PM

Hi there... I use anki to remember several picture from histology class. there are so many skin, human organ,and many more picture. not just remembering the picture,I also should remember the part of the picture.

so my question is,in this situation,what is the most effective way to remember them?

how many picture is we could learn for a day?I hear learn to many would made us easy forgot them,but learn too little is not useful

should we remember picture one by one,or just directly add all hundred picture to be anki flashcard?

any tips to remember picture that sometimes,look simmilar with another?

  1. 1 Posted by vokietis on 30 Jan, 2014 02:30 PM

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    Add as many pictures as you like, you do not have to study them all at once.
    Customize your settings (new cards/day, learning steps etc.) until they fit your retention. I remember pictures better than anything else, but have a rather flat learning curve for sounds. Just find out what fits you best.

    For hints on similar pictures or for the significant part of it, try a hint field.

  2. 2 Posted by Bregma Braahfie... on 31 Jan, 2014 07:27 AM

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    what is "flat learning curve for sounds" ?

    sometimes,my problem is I forget the picture after awhile.. and when I wrong remember,I always remember it wrong. for example ,I see the picture. I see it "neutrofil segment" but its wrong. the truth it is "eusinofil stab" .but dont know why, everytime I see the same picture again, I always remember it wrong as "neutrofil segment".this also happen at several other picture..

    any tips or tricks?

  3. 3 Posted by vokietis on 31 Jan, 2014 09:16 AM

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    I wanted to say that I have just the same problems you described when I study sounds (in this case, bird songs).

    My solution is to use really small learning and relearning steps to get familiar with the respective card. When I always get a card rong (I take a great spooted woodpecker's call for a blackbird's or chaffinch's), I go to the browser and directly compare it to the one I thought it was. This way, I can focus on the differences between the card.

    So I'd suggest after answering your eusinofil stab wrong, you open the browser and view the neutrofil segment. Try to keep on mind what the exact differences between these two is.
    You could even add an explanation to your eusinofil stab that reads along the lines of, "this is not neutrofil segment, because ..." (If I knew this matter, I'd complete the sentence for you.)
    During review, try to not only remember which card it is, but also why it's not the one you frequently mistake it for.

  4. 4 Posted by Andreas Tomasin... on 31 Jan, 2014 09:48 AM

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    Maybe you've got cards with facts related to a picture. If you forget the picture for 'neutrofil segment' often, it may help to put it on the back of cards related to that. This way you see it more often in a rather passive way.

    And if that isn't possible or doesn't help, I use different learning techniques to additionally learn hard to memorize material. Like I've got an android phone where I can put widgets with notes or pictures on the homescreen. Things I can't remember easily, I just put there for a week. This way I always see it when checking my phone and usually can remember those things much better.

    Some facts just need some special attention.

    I just treat facts on pictures like other facts. Meaning I only consider the amount of facts I have to learn each day and not so much the kind of material (picture, text...).

    And if you don't already, I recommend the image oclussion 2.0 addon.

  5. 5 Posted by Bregma Braahfie... on 06 Feb, 2014 12:22 PM

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    what do youmean by openwith browser?you mean firefox?

  6. 6 Posted by vokietis on 07 Feb, 2014 01:16 AM

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    Anki comes with a card browser – see the “Decks, Add, Browse” tabs at the top of Anki window?

  7. 7 Posted by Bregma Braahfie... on 07 Feb, 2014 12:46 PM

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    addons? where to get?

  8. 8 Posted by vokietis on 07 Feb, 2014 01:41 PM

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    I’m not talking bout add-ons. Anki’s main window looks something like this: – if you’re using Windows or Linux, it’s similar. Look at the top of the picture: The first row reads “Anki”. The second row reads “Decks – Add – Browse”. If you click on “Browse”, the browser opens.

    I’m not going to tell you where to get add-ons until you tried out the functions anki comes with. Try clicking anything and see what happens. Use the menus. (Or, if you prefer, read the manual: If you do not find what you want, ask here or google it. Have fun!

  9. 9 Posted by Bregma Braahfie... on 08 Feb, 2014 03:11 PM

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    well,how did you add sub deck like that scoolish deck?

    anyway,I currently see the answer ,then see the picture for about 15 second and say the answer repeatedly.does there any better way to do when we are at first time see the picture?

  10. 10 Posted by vokietis on 09 Feb, 2014 07:26 PM

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    For your first question: See, the second and third paragraphs. You really should take a look at the manual before asking such questions. I already posted you the link to the manual and I’m not willing to post any deep link when it’s so easily found.

    For your second question: Anki is a tool designed for keeping your knowledge, not (primarily) for acquiring it. Therefore, you should handle the learning stage as fits you best. For real vocabulary I use an old-fashioned vocabulary book.
    If you want to use Anki for acquiring your knowledge, I’d recommend to let the software manage everything. Design your cards in the same way you need to recall the information later (I’d guess, picture on the front, caption on the back) and hit “again” until you know the card. If you need to say the answer repeatedly as well, don’t hesitate to do so.

    By the way, would you be so kind to tell me what’s your native language? Your sentences are getting a little incomprehensible recently, and I’d rather have the morphosyntax at hand that you use to build them. (If you’re not into languages: To know your native language helps me understand your English sentences.)

  11. 11 Posted by Bregma Braahfie... on 10 Feb, 2014 03:59 PM

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    I'm sorry ,my english isnt that good.. I often confuse with some long sentences

    yea,I know. I just ask if any of you know some tips or tricks that different from our "traditional" method just like what you say

    anyway, My native language is Indonesian.. how could you understand my language by knowing my native language? I just curious,because knowing my native language does not mean you would directly speakwith my native language

    what is morphosyntax?

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