There’s a lot of information to take in with regards to settings and what people find works best for them. I’m still a bit confused though as to how I should approach my current decks.
One deck (general knowledge) is a shared deck someone else created. I haven’t started using it yet but browsed through it briefly and some questions I immediately know the answer to, others I’ve no idea.
So my first question is, how often should I typically use the ‘easy’ button? If it helps, I’ve included a screenshot of my geography deck stats after just completing it (I studied this deck a while back and was able to recall a lot of it). This deck was studied with the default Anki settings. You can see that I have a tendancy to hit the ‘easy’ button. Basically, if I know the answer instantly I will always hit ‘easy’. If it takes me no longer than 5 seconds to recall, I will hit ‘good’. 5 - 15 seconds, ‘hard’. And anything after I will hit ‘again’.
I’m about to start this general knowledge deck and have come up with the below settings. Does anyone see any issues with them? Bear in mind, I plan to use the same logic in terms of good, easy etc unless I’ve missed something with how these buttons should be used. I’ve come across some posts saying that they only use ‘again’ and ‘good’. And other posts saying that ‘easy’ should only be used rarely.
For example, one of the questions is ‘What is a Yashmak?’ I don’t know the answer, so I hit ‘again’. Comes up a few minutes later, I know the answer. I hit ‘good’. So I see the card the next day. And let’s say I recall the answer immediately. Why wouldn’t I hit ‘easy’ in this instance?
Thanks in advance.