About interval of learning while already reviweing cards

So, basically i just started to use anki and im using a interval of learning 10minutes, 1 day, 7 days but i want to put more 30 dayscfor whatever reason. The thing is a lot of my cards already has passed thes intervals, so what will happen to them, they will reset? Or is it only going to change the interval in the next cards that i make?
*Sorry if i couldn`t explain my doubt right, im learning english.

If you change the learning steps now, it will have no affect on any cards that have already graduated to Review. They won’t be clawed back into Learn.

It can have some repeat-step/skip-a-step affects on cards that are still currently in Learn, but those will pass quickly as those cards graduate to Review as well.

HOWEVER – those are very long for learning steps, so I don’t think that’s necessarily a good idea. If you can explain what you’re trying to accomplish, perhaps someone will have better advice for how to go about it.


So the thing is im using anki to learn biology, chemistry and physics for a test, but is not a simple test, is like a test that has a lot of specifics topics and im trying to learn almost everything, and im doing a lot of flashcards everyday so i want to be really sure that i have those cards in my mind. What are your thoughts?

That sounds very much like what spaced-repetition is designed to help with. If you’re new to the idea, it’s worth spending a few minutes to understand how it works – Background - Anki Manual. Anki will help you extend the cards you know well to longer intervals, and keep the cards you’re struggling with on shorter intervals. But in order to do that, you have to let it.

If you’re just starting out, I’d recommend keeping your 10m learning step, and turning on FSRS (the updated scheduling algorithm), with the default parameters. Feel free to learn more about it (fsrs4anki/docs/tutorial.md at main · open-spaced-repetition/fsrs4anki · GitHub), but it’s really that easy to turn it on and start using it.


Aight, thanks for the help!

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