Are you tired of endlessly grinding practice problems...and getting shit grades?
Discover an evidence-based system for practicing effectively, avoiding careless mistakes during exams, and submitting your paper early.
Have you ever tried solving exercises while your brain burns, and then you reach the exams always getting grades lower than expected?
If so, you've probably felt like you've never actually "grasped" the concept. And chances are, you probably tend to get stuck whenever you're faced with a new problem — not knowing how to proceed.
And even after practicing a similar problem 20 times, you fail to solve it during the exams.
You've done more than enough practice problems...but it doesn't do shit
Remember that Friday exam you just took?
You studied so hard for it.
You've solved all the problems, studied all the lectures, did all the past exams that were available — everything that you should. EVEN IF YOU FELT LIKE YOU DIDN'T HAVE THE TIME TO DO EVERY SINGLE EXERCISE IN THE WORLD.
The worst part?
When you do feel like you know your concepts, when you feel like you've practiced enough...you just lose it completely when you're tested.
You're still using up all of the allotted time — not even having the chance to double-check your answers.
What's going on?!?!?
FACT: There's a right and wrong way to learn problem-based subjects
You've probably heard the top students that the best way to get better at solving is to 'practice, practice, practice'...except it means something different for them:
- They already know how to practice intuitively and can't possibly teach you the specifics because they've been doing this since they were young
- They have a base of prior knowledge already, and since mathematical subjects are cumulative, they already have the advantage that you don't.
In short, they already knew how to learn the concepts properly and how to apply those concepts to different problems.
The former requires encoding (rather than memorization) and the latter requires both mathematical intuition and fluency.
And if you've been thinking that you're just not cut out for it, let me share with you something real quick...
With the right method, you, too, can develop your math skills
No, I'm not talking about "developing a growth mindset" and simply expecting magic. I'm talking about the approach to develop your skills. The action steps.
Myself, I didn't fall into that "Straight-A" category.
I failed Calculus 2 back in college, almost twice.
I failed Statistics 101 once.
Almost failed trigonometry.
And if I didn't sacrifice my entire life to studying? I would NOT have passed Advanced Engineering Mathematics.
It certainly made me think that "engineering probably is not for me" — that I shouldn't have been accepted for that degree.
And well, I did take almost 7 years just to finish my 5-year course, while my peers were gaining valuable job experience ahead of me. Does that sound a bit "confirming"?
Fast forward to today, I've passed my Engineering board exams (with just above 50% passing rate) finishing with top scores, and now taking my Master's Degree in Electronics Engineering.
So what changed?
When I started preparing for my Board Exams, I've learned how to learn problem-solving subjects.
I started with none other than Barbara Oakley's content in Coursera. Then discovering Active Recall. Then Anki.
After making myself the guinea pig and constantly reflecting upon my experiences...
I've learned how to learn concepts in problem-solving in a way that allows me to apply them, and how I can gain mathematical intuition and fluency by practicing in a "purposeful" way.
So here's what I've learned along the way...
To be more specific, let me share with you a couple of things I've learned that were most helpful in my journey:
- comprehending formulas by extracting meaning (and there are three ways to do that) instead of merely breaking them down into multiple cards
- making flashcards that help you solve problems (3 types), i.e. aid problem-solving
- using the right materials to get a fast feedback loop, instead of waiting for your professor to correct you when it's already too late
- focusing on developing fluency and mathematical intuition
- using purposeful practice for acquisition, feedback, and correction of your "solution library" (per se)
- filtering what should go into your problem sets and what shouldn't
- knowing that simply understanding a solution once isn't enough — that you need to maintain knowledge, too (there's a simple guideline for reviewing your "main deck")
- doing interleaved practice with filtered problems, so that you're not just doing mindless repetitions aka "university ceremony"
- leveraging past efforts to prepare for problem-solving exams with less stress
It doesn't matter if (you think) you're not a math person, or gym person, or whatever.
If you use the right process long enough, then you will become a math person, anyway.
It's also about the system, not just the goal.
And speaking of systems, I designed a course that will help you ace your problem-solving exams.
It's called Better Solving with Anki, and it's the culmination of my experience that has helped me go from a college student who's "not so good" at math to a national top passer in the Engineering Board Exams.
Better Solving with Anki
A Study Workflow for Acing Math-Based Subjects in University (Without the Needless Grinding)
Finally, an efficient way to study problem-solving subjects
In Better Solving with Anki, you'll learn a study workflow to make the most out of your practice, stop making careless mistakes during exams, and submit your paper early.
The workflow is based on what deliberate practice expert K. Anders Ericsson calls "Purposeful Practice," so you'll be able to get better at solving problems without all the needless grinding.
Here's what you get as a member:
✅ Never get stuck again on a problem during practice by using the "Purposeful Practice Workflow" to develop your mathematical intuition
✅ Stop making careless mistakes during exams (by gaining fluency)
✅ Finish your exams with time to spare for double-checking your answers (when you gain both fluency and mathematical intuition)
And because we're using Anki...
✅ Know how to set up your decks properly when studying problem-solving subjects
✅ Know which types of flashcards to make (and what they look like) so you only have cards that are useful for problem-solving
✅ Make formula cards quickly even if you feel resistance in trying spreadsheets, tags, and LaTeX
✅ Stop getting confused about your approach in studying exercises in Anki for problem-solving
✅ Do practice problems without feeling like they’re just another mindless University “ceremony.”
✅ Make flashcards for word problems without second-guessing whether you'll forget the answer or the solution (hint: it's about the "reasoning")
Ultimately, the goal is to help you get amazing grades without solving every damn problem until your brain burns.
The Better Solving with Anki Curriculum
The curriculum is 100% written, but make no mistake — some instructional design principles were used in making this course. So this isn't some "tips and hacks" compilation, but rather a set of lessons presented in a coherent way.
By the end of the course, you'll gain a ton of new skills without getting overwhelmed by implementation. (After all, isn't that what you're paying for?)
About the author
Hey there, I'm Al Khan, the author of the course. Through LeanAnki.com, I help Anki learners study smarter.
I strongly believe that you should forget about hacks that work around the real problem, and instead use systems optimized for long-term goals.
By choosing to do the real, unattractive work (and with my awesome mentors), and using the same workflows in the course, I was able to land a top place in the Electronics Engineering board exams in the Philippines — even though I had poor Math and Mechanics grades back in College.
Now, I'm ready to share my experience with you. :)
Your 30-Day "No-Nonsense" Guarantee
When you join Better Solving with Anki and realize that you just enrolled in a pile of nonsense, just let me know within 30 days and I’ll happily refund your purchase. (but really, for any reason you can refund within 30 days)
Why isn't this a bullshit guarantee? I have two honest reasons:
- The course is still new, and really, I don't want "early adopters" to pay for something that they realized they don't really want paying for
- The course is, therefore, imperfect, so there's probably a part where I'm not be able to understand your concerns about "using Anki for problem-solving" that well and you become disappointed
All that being said, know that this course is based on my own experience in applying evidence-based study strategies. (such as those in A Mind for Numbers and Make it Stick)
Most gurus out there just recommend quick-fix tactics from their YouTube armchairs and don't even apply what they're teaching. Not even teach you how to integrate them into a coherent system. And I believe that's equivalent to "not caring enough."
I'm confident in my work because the same strategy has helped me finish at the top 10% passers (3%, actually) in my Board Exam — even though I've failed Integral Calculus back in College. I've also used the same workflows to learn Math subjects quickly during my Master's Degree.
I can't make any other guarantees on results because that depends on a lot of factors — but these should tell you a lot.
So if you're tired of the confusion, if you want to take the next step and learn the entire workflow that will help you excel at Math-oriented subjects, I invite you to join today.
Hopefully, I'll see you in the course! 🙂
P.S. If you have questions about the course, you can email me at [email protected]