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Revising Evergreen Notes

Since evergreen notes require constant revising in order to build upon existing notes, there needs to be a systematic revision structure. Instead of going through existing evergreen notes and trying to improve on them ad-hoc, it makes sense to place the names of the evergreen note cards in an Anki deck and used spaced repetition to handle the spacing of the notes. This does a number of important things:

  • Keeps spaced repetition tasks within one software
  • Takes the cognitive burden of picking individual notes away
  • Creates a natural system whereby new notes are rapidly iterated upon (presumably when the most interest is on them) and gradually increases the duration between revisions over time (as low-hanging fruit on particular notes becomes more scarce)

This type of system will impact the accuracy of Anki statistics (as the again/hard/good/easy responses act differently to a typical knowledge-based card), but I have no use for that functionality anyway (see my Anki best practices for more detail).