Sorry that this is more Anki- than Japanese-related, but I'm absolutely thrilled and impressed by how effective Anki is, which is why I recently started converting my whole knowledge database into Anki cards and fit my workflow to Anki.
Do you use Anki for stuff besides Japanese learning, too? I wish I had found out about spaced repetition in school.
Also, I'm trying to create a note type I can widely use. Should I take this universal note type approach or just make more note types (e.g. ones specifically for definitions, vocabulary...)? These are the new fields I use:
Example: a particular
Mnemonic: way to remember info more easily, e.g. acronyms or personal stories involving the info
Principle: explains why the info is true, what the underlying assumptions and mechanisms are
Application: "How can I apply this knowledge in real life?", e.g. a card about some psychological
bias has this field have a strategy to become aware of and avoid the bias
Importance: rates importance of the info in 3 tiers (definitely need to know | probably n.t.k | probably don't n.t.k), so that I can filter less important cards out more easily when I need to cram or am short in time
Source: where I got the info from, so that I can look it up in more detail and with context or update, if necessary (references, links, name of lecturers, courses, books)
Anything else that would be useful?
I would also like to mention that image occlusion is awesome and the add-on named Image Occlusion 2 is now deprecated - you should use Image Occlusion 2 Enhanced.
(Official readme: https://github.com/Glutanimate/image-occlusion-2-enhanced)
(guide to use image occlusion: http://tmbb.bitbucket.org/image-occlusion-2/)