SRS Tweakage

SRS Tweakage

While I was in Korea I started doing something a little bit different and it seems to be working really well.  First, I take a piece of audio.  Usually from a short conversation from a podcast or whatever.  Than I put the whole clip on the front of an Anki card.  I put the text on the other side.  No English, so it’s stuff I kinda know, but might not catch because I’ve never really heard anybody say it before.  Then I break the clip into a bunch of pieces.  Usually an entire sentence, sometimes more if the context calls for it.  I make cards for all the individual pieces.  Then I take all the little audio clips and I throw them on my ipod and I loop it.  If a sentence pops up that I don’t really understand, I make a note to pay more attention to the card next time I see it.  This almost never happens though.  I kinda get the gist of it when making all the audio clips and typing up the conversation.  Then the repeated audio makes sure I can’t forget it.  After the audio has been floating around in my head for a while – the sentences just pop up in my head and I can say them.


  1. This sounds great. It sounds quite labour-intensive putting the cards together though. Are you making your ones public domain? I’d love to download them!

  2. I’m not sure I’m ready to unleash this one yet. This is something I’ve been working on nearly every day for the past 6 months. Also, there isn’t any Thai. Loads of time spent creating.

    I have this theory that I learned a lot of this stuff (nearly all?) as I was actually making the card. The reviewing of the card is what keeps me from forgetting it. If somebody downloaded my loop and or cards it would probably seem like a string of nonsense sentences and short conversations in 3 languages so I’m not sure how useful this would be for someone else.

  3. Understood. I’ll have to put the leg-work in myself then. Probably won’t do me any harm!

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