The core of Anki revolves around 2 elements: learning new cards and reviewing old cards. How difficult can that be? Incredibly. I’ve touched on finding what number of cards reviewed works for you. When you let the reviews due number get too high, you leave yourself in the hands of pure evil with an uncertain fate.
Most people figure out how many reviews a day works for them after a little trial and error. Be lucky you didn’t live in the original Anki era where you didn’t have the choice to set your daily reviews.
But the other part of the equation is how many new cards to add a day. You can’t move forward without new cards, and while you would think the more the better, deciding on a new card count is just as important, if not more, than your daily reviews. Your daily learned new cards has a direct impact on your review count, so the more new cards you do, the more you increase your reviews.
I’ve been through all kinds of numbers over the years. There was a period where I was adding as high as 40-50 cards a day, and a period as low as 20 cards a week.
I feel like the numbers everyone works with can be great for seeing how everyone handles it.
So if you could, in the comments answer:
Daily new cards J-E:
Daily new cards J-J:
(Fill in which parts are relevant to you)
Founder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.