If you are using the Metivier system, then you don’t use Anki. You build your own palaces that work for you because they have built in meaning for you Then simply review them as he suggests. More if you think you need it, less if you don’t.
Anki is the opposite of the Metivier system. Anki is simply brute force, rote memory built into a spaced repetition format. If you are going to use rote memory that is the best way to do it. But it is a digital program. The Metivier method is your own creation, processed and stored in you.
EG: I built a palace in a high rise that I lived in. I was on the twentieth floor which had three elevators. I used a grid based, peg system for each station on my journey.
So: in the hallway to the elevators I had ten stations. Each station had ten
locations in a peg system attached to it. The right, center and left elevators each had stations attached to them. Again, each station had ten pegs attached to it. The hallway from the elevators to the parkade had ten stations complete with ten pegs per. Another ten stations with pegs while moving through the parkade.
I reviewed four hundred items every time I was going to and coming back from the car. Also the procedure of going down to my car was enjoyable with a little variety possible because each elevator had its own journey. Plus there was more than one way to get to the parkade from the elevator. One of them was a whole system of palaces which was available in nicer weather. Of course, just because I don’t live there any more doesn’t mean the palace doesn’t work any more. It is still a valid journey containing all the original information available for me to review whenever I feel like it.
Moving at a pace that allowed me to review hundreds of items added about two minutes max to the trip and left me relaxed instead of frustrated waiting for the elevator etc.
Ditto for each of the three supermarkets that I shop at regularly. I have a standard route that I follow in each one for a typical shopping event. Needless to say there are hundreds of stations that I peruse while walking around the market. Different aisles that I walk almost every time, different products in each aisle that I look for if only to check the price, other products that I definitely don’t want ever regardless but catch my attention anyway. The supermarket suddenly rearranges everything…great. It is my palace not theirs so I keep the old lineup in my mental journey and add in the new one. They just expanded my palace for me.
Waiting for a long traffic light at a major intersection, waiting for the subway…great. Just enough time to squeeze in a palace review as long as the light doesn’t change annoyingly soon or the subway car arrives before I feel ready for it. In fact, if it is an intersection or subway station I that I frequent, I have palaces specific to it already built. If there is some distinctive shop such as for tires or a french bakery, whatever, that creates another palace that will reflect that in some way. Car mechanical information like how electronic ignition works or French language vocabulary or anything that seems to help establish a connection.
If you are applying Professor Metivier’s method then you know that the important thing is to make the images for your palaces interesting so that they aren’t drudgery going through them. Stuck in bumper to bumper traffic while driving or as a passenger. Time to eliminate the anxiety and entertain yourself with interesting instructional videos that you created and carry around in your head. No need to cram for an exam. You have already reviewed the material that day on the way over to the exam.
Is it easy at first to do all that? No, but after a while it gets to be fun. Or at least more fun than knowing your time is being completely wasted by something out of your control. No need to feel driven because of the system. You can just stand there frustrated waiting for the elevator. Or you can entertain yourself. Whatever you are comfortable with at the moment.
Why in the world would you want to use Anki? Keep a record of your palaces in Excel or similar to check occasionally to make sure you aren’t allowing errors to creep into your reviews. That’s all you need to do.