Lately it’s been hard to focus on reviews. I found myself procrastinating and getting distracted when doing reviews. But I’ve gotta do what I’ve gotta do
To reignite my motivation I started timing my review sessions. Click “Start Session” and start a stopwatch immediately afterwards. After clearing the last item I stop the clock and calculate my time per 100 items.
So far my best time is about 15 minutes per 100 items, but the average is closer to 20 minutes. The accuracy (from the review summary screen) is 85-90%. So, I don’t think going as fast as possible harms my accuracy. I am able to cut my time by failing the items I can’t recall within a reasonable fast time. And previously my mind would start to wander. I might check my phone and get back to the item a few minutes later only find out that I still don’t know that answer
I found that doing reviews for time worked wonders for my motivation. When I start my review session I enter a state of flow and have incredible focus. And my reward is getting good time after the session is done.
Have you tried timing your review sessions? What are your average and best times per 100 items?