AnkiMaster flashcards are an amazing tool but you will not get the results you want if you don’t study them. The best way to make sure you study your flashcards is to schedule your study sessions.
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to schedule your study sessions so that you can maintain a regular schedule, which is absolutely essential to successfully learn to speak a new language fluently.
When is the best time for you to study?
First, you must think about when is the best time for you to study. You should consider when you feel most alert and awake throughout the day. Where will you be? If you are at work, will you be able to study for a significant period of time without distractions or interruptions? Will you be able to practice verbally while you study without distracting people around you? You should follow the same advice that I recommend in my post about preparing for your first lesson.
Schedule your study session with Google Calendar
Ok, now you’re going to schedule your study session on your calendar. I prefer Google Calendar because I can configure it to give me reminders so I don’t forget, but you can use any calendar you want.
Here’s my calendar. I’m looking at Monday through Friday. I want to study five times per week and then take a break on the weekends.
As I said, I really like to study mid-morning. That’s when I feel most awake and alert. I’m going to schedule my study sessions for 11 AM.
There are a few things I must configure in the event editor page.
I created a recurring event that repeats on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. I set two notifications: 30 minutes before and 10 minutes before.
Since I’m busy at 11AM on Monday, I’m going to create one more recurring event at a different time on Monday.
Done! Now I have a study schedule with daily reminders.