Here’s day two! What did I do?
I tested and reviewed the new cards and the old cards. The old ones were the nouns and the new ones were the verbs for the JLPT5 vocab list. I realized that the book I had was somewhat incomplete. So I picked up a new book that is very similar but more complete. Also the font is bigger which is nice.
Here is the new book:
Watching easy videos
I pushed through two hours of videos again. I think I did a little better. Sometimes it was really hard to pick out what they were saying. But I just hit replay to get it and looked up stuff I didn’t know.
I only read for about an hour today. I read through two stories again. Again, the book has a lot of new words for each page for me. So it’s kind of intensive. Tomorrow I should do some more extensive type reading in addition to the red books.
I went through all of my Anki cards from the grammar deck. I decided to increase the new cards to 20 instead of 10. I feel more and more confident with my learning from this Anki thing. I understand the sentences quicker and the meaning of the grammar examples and how the syntax works. More and more I get it. The little things are popping out to me. I see the little things more clearly now.
Anki says I did 369 reviews today. It went by so fast. I must have spent about an hour and a half, but I wasn’t keeping track. I was just going to town on it.
I find that if I am more honest with Anki, I feel better and I can train my responses to be quicker. I train my brain to know exactly what the sentence means in a split second. That’s what I need for conversation and listening. I don’t have time to hum and haw and ask people to repeat every other sentence more slowly.
Overall I feel like I took more care and slowed down to get things right today. I didn’t feel rushed, which is a good feeling. I know I will improve best with this attitude.
- Vocab: 1.5 hours
- Grammar: 1.5 hours
- Easy Videos: 2 hours
- Reading: 1 hour
Total: 6 hours
I did do a little better today, but I still feel I could have done more. Without the extensive reading, I feel kind of empty. Weird…
Onto day three! Going to incorporate extensive reading before reading the stories from the red books.