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CSE 2022: Plan/ Strategy/ Daily Routine

This is an everything thread for all stuff 2022. You can post your daily goals, end-of-the-day updates, weekly targets or any weird thing you use to measure your progress. You can put into words & post the soul-sucking sadness that is threatening to devour you & your productivity. You can write what made your day & let others experience the happiness too, at least vicariously. This is a thread to pick each other up. This is a thread to keep each other accountable. This is a no-judgement zone.

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“This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don't get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can't do anything, don't get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it's ready to come undone. You have to realize it's going to be a long process and that you'll work on things slowly, one at a time.”

— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood


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@Mettle Completed the lectures and Art and Culture part. Could not complete Optional target.

Today's target

  1. 2 Lectures of Society
  2. Architecture and Paintings revision from Art and Culture notes
  3. First two units of optional

The target is a little ambitious given I'm starting late today and have other work-related commitments. I will try to complete the maximum.


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@Caffeinity I have heard people suggesting Lukmaan case study notes or videos. You can give it a try if you get hold of his notes.
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While there is no one way to use Anki, these are some of the stuff that I can tell you can go be improved/ done differently.

One deck for each topic for each subject isn't too helpful. This is something I am writing by my own experience and through my experience interacting with Anki community on Reddit too. In the beginning, I had one deck for each subject. That too was too much. The more random the sequence of cards we get to recall, the better. Right now, I have one deck for GS- Pre, one deck for GS-Mains (only stuff that goes into it are stuff to learn from final consolidated notes for each topic), One for PSIR, except IR & one for IR. One more stuff for Dumping when I don't want to categorize the information at the moment. Also, I have read that Anki may start acting weirdly with too many decks and may affect the scheduling of card recall.

Now, every card has to be given appropriate tags so that you can edit/view cards you need. So, a simon commision card should be given tags like MIH, GS1, Freedom-Struggle.

Also, flashcards are better when each card carries minimum information possible. This is called as, as you can guess, minimum information principle. That quickens reviews and that is also a better way to study because flashcards are for remembering the factual stuff. Now, the paragraphs that you are copy pasting can be pasted in the extra 'remarks' tab that is given to you. This can be helpful to refer stuff without actually going to source material. So, suppose today, I read some op-ed in the hindu. And it says, x report says that there are y number of people suffering from something. You make a reversible basic card ( which will make two cards):

Side 1: X report on something ???

Side 2: Y number of people suffer from something (Source???)

Here, you will be asked to revise both the sides by presenting you the other side. In the tab remark, you paste the paragraph from the op-ed so that you get the context if you are lost. 

Alternatively, you can use cloze deletions too. 

About two decades ago, a guy called Piotr Wozniak formulated what are called the Supermemo rules for Knowledge Formulation. Do go through them once in a while to constantly remind yourself that you may be making your job more difficult by breaking those rules. I have made thousands of cards only to delete them after a point because they became so unwieldy. And it will take so much time to review them too after a point.

https://supermemo.guru/wiki/20_rules_of_knowledge_formulation


My top advice would be to fastidiously follow minimum information rule, tag everything nicely, learn what kind of information is best for which kind of cards (like there is an addon called overlapping cloze that can be used for mugging up lists, quotes). Less the decks, the better it is. Make cards on desktop/laptop, review on mobile (enable touch gestures).

Also, if someone has taken the leap to make the best use of Anki & are a little lost, I advice you to go through the 4 hour skillshare course on Anki by Ali Abdaal. You make skip most of it, but you will find something that can make your life easier. It is available on torrents for free. If you don't find it, DM me maybe.

https://www.skillshare.com/classes/Learn-Anything-With-Flashcards-The-Ultimate-Guide-To-Anki/1530220171

That said, rules are meant to be broken, everyone is different, no size fits all. What I just wrote is conventional wisdom.


Dude this is so helpful. Thank you so much. On a different note, I’m so glad to see your comment. :)

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Hey, I use a deck for each topic in each subject. For example, today I made cards for Simon Commission and Boycott movement. Instead of typing long answers, I click a  photo  of the relevant page.  I make Questions from mains pov,  and use the subject name as a tag.  I just started using Anki, so I don’t know how it’ll work out eventually

While there is no one way to use Anki, these are some of the stuff that I can tell you can go be improved/ done differently.

One deck for each topic for each subject isn't too helpful. This is something I am writing by my own experience and through my experience interacting with Anki community on Reddit too. In the beginning, I had one deck for each subject. That too was too much. The more random the sequence of cards we get to recall, the better. Right now, I have one deck for GS- Pre, one deck for GS-Mains (only stuff that goes into it are stuff to learn from final consolidated notes for each topic), One for PSIR, except IR & one for IR. One more stuff for Dumping when I don't want to categorize the information at the moment. Also, I have read that Anki may start acting weirdly with too many decks and may affect the scheduling of card recall.

Now, every card has to be given appropriate tags so that you can edit/view cards you need. So, a simon commision card should be given tags like MIH, GS1, Freedom-Struggle.

Also, flashcards are better when each card carries minimum information possible. This is called as, as you can guess, minimum information principle. That quickens reviews and that is also a better way to study because flashcards are for remembering the factual stuff. Now, the paragraphs that you are copy pasting can be pasted in the extra 'remarks' tab that is given to you. This can be helpful to refer stuff without actually going to source material. So, suppose today, I read some op-ed in the hindu. And it says, x report says that there are y number of people suffering from something. You make a reversible basic card ( which will make two cards):

Side 1: X report on something ???

Side 2: Y number of people suffer from something (Source???)

Or 

Side 1: Data on something

Side 2: X Reports says Y......

Here, you will be asked to revise both the sides by presenting you the other side. In the tab remark, you paste the paragraph from the op-ed so that you get the context if you are lost. 

Alternatively, you can use cloze deletions too. 

About two decades ago, a guy called Piotr Wozniak formulated what are called the Supermemo rules for Knowledge Formulation. Do go through them once in a while to constantly remind yourself that you may be making your job more difficult by breaking those rules. I have made thousands of cards only to delete them after a point because they became so unwieldy. And it will take so much time to review them too after a point.

https://supermemo.guru/wiki/20_rules_of_knowledge_formulation


My top advice would be to fastidiously follow minimum information rule, tag everything nicely, learn what kind of information is best for which kind of cards (like there is an addon called overlapping cloze that can be used for mugging up lists, quotes). Less the decks, the better it is. Make cards on desktop/laptop, review on mobile (enable touch gestures).

Also, if someone has taken the leap to make the best use of Anki & are a little lost, I advice you to go through the 4 hour skillshare course on Anki by Ali Abdaal. You make skip most of it, but you will find something that can make your life easier. It is available on torrents for free. If you don't find it, DM me maybe.

https://www.skillshare.com/classes/Learn-Anything-With-Flashcards-The-Ultimate-Guide-To-Anki/1530220171

That said, rules are meant to be broken, everyone is different, no size fits all. What I just wrote is conventional wisdom.


Thank you so much. I was wondering if there were some basic principles one needs to know to use Anki. This post has given me a perspective. The point about making cards based on final consolidated notes instead of everything one comes across makes sense. I'm going to start applying these principles now. :)

THE_MECHANIC,
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Targets for 21.10.2021

 Geography 1 hour

 Modern History 1 hour

 Issues relating to women: Deep thinking and consolidation of notes: 4 hours

Newspaper and Notability

 Thought of the day: “Is conduct right because the Gods command it, or do the Gods command it because it is right?”

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Targets for 21.10.2021

 Geography 1 hour

 Modern History 1 hour

 Issues relating to women: Deep thinking and consolidation of notes: 4 hours

Newspaper and Notability

 Thought of the day: “Is conduct right because the Gods command it, or do the Gods command it because it is right?”

Whta does Notability offers that One Note and Evernote Doesn't? What Makes you to prefer Notability over other Apps?


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BDsaid

Targets for 21.10.2021

 Geography 1 hour

 Modern History 1 hour

 Issues relating to women: Deep thinking and consolidation of notes: 4 hours

Newspaper and Notability

 Thought of the day: “Is conduct right because the Gods command it, or do the Gods command it because it is right?”

Whta does Notability offers that One Note and Evernote Doesn't? What Makes you to prefer Notability over other Apps?


I can write on it, when I use my iPad and it’s fun to use

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BDsaid

Targets for 21.10.2021

 Geography 1 hour

 Modern History 1 hour

 Issues relating to women: Deep thinking and consolidation of notes: 4 hours

Newspaper and Notability

 Thought of the day: “Is conduct right because the Gods command it, or do the Gods command it because it is right?”

Whta does Notability offers that One Note and Evernote Doesn't? What Makes you to prefer Notability over other Apps?


I can write on it, when I use my iPad and it’s fun to use

can you elaborate on the fun part?


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Finally overcame my avoidance and checked some answer keys. Will not make it through 2021. The realisation, although not entirely unexpected considering my preparation level, is making me feel sick. Anyways, I just needed to write it down somewhere so that I could accept it, take responsibility and move on. Giving myself today to recover so no fixed targets other than news and 30 minutes of mains notes writing.
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@Raksh2100 AREY KOI REPLY KARDO MALE ,,,,,,,OR,, FEMALE  ,,,,OR,,,, NON BINARY SATHIYO……….


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I wish I had never checked CSAT keys. Paper 1 toh I was still hopeful of qualifying, but hanging by the thread in the Paper 2 has made me so uneasy. Haven’t been able to study at all and past 2 weeks have been kinda miserable. Finally picked up optional and ethics this week, but honestly, lagta hai praying would help more at this point. 😐 🤞🏻 
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I wish I had never checked CSAT keys. Paper 1 toh I was still hopeful of qualifying, but hanging by the thread in the Paper 2 has made me so uneasy. Haven’t been able to study at all and past 2 weeks have been kinda miserable. Finally picked up optional and ethics this week, but honestly, lagta hai praying would help more at this point. 😐

aree csat mai final score  coaching keys se humesha zyada aate hai..

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I wish I had never checked CSAT keys. Paper 1 toh I was still hopeful of qualifying, but hanging by the thread in the Paper 2 has made me so uneasy. Haven’t been able to study at all and past 2 weeks have been kinda miserable. Finally picked up optional and ethics this week, but honestly, lagta hai praying would help more at this point. 😐

aree csat mai final score  coaching keys se humesha zyada aate hai..

I hope I’m not the anomaly then 😂

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I wish I had never checked CSAT keys. Paper 1 toh I was still hopeful of qualifying, but hanging by the thread in the Paper 2 has made me so uneasy. Haven’t been able to study at all and past 2 weeks have been kinda miserable. Finally picked up optional and ethics this week, but honestly, lagta hai praying would help more at this point. 😐 🤞🏻 

if you have attempted maximum passages, please be hopeful. As@MarcusA  said, coachings massively and collectively do wrong here. Last year, 2 keys failed me in CSAT, But I was around 80 officially and cleared.

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Hey, I use a deck for each topic in each subject. For example, today I made cards for Simon Commission and Boycott movement. Instead of typing long answers, I click a  photo  of the relevant page.  I make Questions from mains pov,  and use the subject name as a tag.  I just started using Anki, so I don’t know how it’ll work out eventually

While there is no one way to use Anki, these are some of the stuff that I can tell you can go be improved/ done differently.

One deck for each topic for each subject isn't too helpful. This is something I am writing by my own experience and through my experience interacting with Anki community on Reddit too. In the beginning, I had one deck for each subject. That too was too much. The more random the sequence of cards we get to recall, the better. Right now, I have one deck for GS- Pre, one deck for GS-Mains (only stuff that goes into it are stuff to learn from final consolidated notes for each topic), One for PSIR, except IR & one for IR. One more stuff for Dumping when I don't want to categorize the information at the moment. Also, I have read that Anki may start acting weirdly with too many decks and may affect the scheduling of card recall.

Now, every card has to be given appropriate tags so that you can edit/view cards you need. So, a simon commision card should be given tags like MIH, GS1, Freedom-Struggle.

Also, flashcards are better when each card carries minimum information possible. This is called as, as you can guess, minimum information principle. That quickens reviews and that is also a better way to study because flashcards are for remembering the factual stuff. Now, the paragraphs that you are copy pasting can be pasted in the extra 'remarks' tab that is given to you. This can be helpful to refer stuff without actually going to source material. So, suppose today, I read some op-ed in the hindu. And it says, x report says that there are y number of people suffering from something. You make a reversible basic card ( which will make two cards):

Side 1: X report on something ???

Side 2: Y number of people suffer from something (Source???)

Or 

Side 1: Data on something

Side 2: X Reports says Y......

Here, you will be asked to revise both the sides by presenting you the other side. In the tab remark, you paste the paragraph from the op-ed so that you get the context if you are lost. 

Alternatively, you can use cloze deletions too. 

About two decades ago, a guy called Piotr Wozniak formulated what are called the Supermemo rules for Knowledge Formulation. Do go through them once in a while to constantly remind yourself that you may be making your job more difficult by breaking those rules. I have made thousands of cards only to delete them after a point because they became so unwieldy. And it will take so much time to review them too after a point.

https://supermemo.guru/wiki/20_rules_of_knowledge_formulation


My top advice would be to fastidiously follow minimum information rule, tag everything nicely, learn what kind of information is best for which kind of cards (like there is an addon called overlapping cloze that can be used for mugging up lists, quotes). Less the decks, the better it is. Make cards on desktop/laptop, review on mobile (enable touch gestures).

Also, if someone has taken the leap to make the best use of Anki & are a little lost, I advice you to go through the 4 hour skillshare course on Anki by Ali Abdaal. You make skip most of it, but you will find something that can make your life easier. It is available on torrents for free. If you don't find it, DM me maybe.

https://www.skillshare.com/classes/Learn-Anything-With-Flashcards-The-Ultimate-Guide-To-Anki/1530220171

That said, rules are meant to be broken, everyone is different, no size fits all. What I just wrote is conventional wisdom.


I have played around Anki for 3-4 years, while there are benefits, it isn't for all. So if there is someone who is not able to wrap your head around it, pls be chill (Pen and paper works the best imo too. take half the side of your paper for questions and then answers on other side).

One of the recent apps for those who want to type less and be efficient is the "Roam research".

It creates your tags on the go andhas backward and forward linkages in real timewhile you type it out. like create a #history and this piece of information will be shown in both present page and that #page too. Majestic beast in my opinion.

There is a free version with limited stuff but that should be enough for people like us. Anyways, this is just another useful addition to the huge pile of resources we have at our disposal, so no need for FOMO. ATB

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Is there anybody who's enrolled with Shubhra Maam's PSIR lectures in the online mode?

I had some doubts with running notes, it would be absolutely great if I could sort them out.

I've already posted this on the PSIR thread, but since there is not a lot of traction there, had to barge in here, apologies for this. 

Thank you! :)

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Bhaii, feeling lonely af. Read some where that you feel lonely not  because you aren't surrounded by people, but because you aren't interested in them.  Kinda same situation w me plus all my batchmates are having fun and yaha pe I'm studying so yaa that.  Tbh need people to discuss each other's progress with,  wish I could attend offline mgp and meet new people.

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Targets for 22.10.2021

1. Geography Questions 2 hours

 2. Optional 1 hour

 3. GS2 articles 1 hour

 4. Newspaper and Notability

 Thought of the day: “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”

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BDsaid

BDsaid

Targets for 21.10.2021

 Geography 1 hour

 Modern History 1 hour

 Issues relating to women: Deep thinking and consolidation of notes: 4 hours

Newspaper and Notability

 Thought of the day: “Is conduct right because the Gods command it, or do the Gods command it because it is right?”

Whta does Notability offers that One Note and Evernote Doesn't? What Makes you to prefer Notability over other Apps?


I can write on it, when I use my iPad and it’s fun to use

can you elaborate on the fun part?


Hi, I enjoy the overall layout of the app and the fact that I can mark up pretty much anything using the stylus, I like all the colours available and all that. I’m sure other apps would do just as well or better, like Goodnotes5, but I just picked one because it’s one less decision to make. 

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