Attempt to keep this log going #93829382032 because I (sometimes) am that stubborn.
I recently decided to follow this sort of resolution: to actually use things that I purchased and/or gathered!
A couple of reasons are:
a) the fact that I spent money on them (and I didn't spend the money for them to just sit there and get dust)
b) contrary to popular belief, things on the internet do not remain
there forever and ever. They get lost, deleted, etc. I'd like to think I've learned my lesson because there's been a lot of times I went to check resources and all I got was a 404 page...
c) I should use them and write down things! Instead of thinking that those resources will be there until I finally decide to check them later on.
So far things have been going quite well. I finally read the fiction books that I purchased 3~4 years ago (??). Yieks. For anyone interested, the list of the books done (I suppose this would count for English because I read them in English...)
My Summer of Love
(John Banville) - this one might have become a new favourite, I really enjoyed
Methods that I'm thinking to apply more often
(finally use them)
- The Information Funnel Method
Step 1: Skim through the chapter - General idea
Step 2: Summarize main concepts (chapter summary will replace the textbook for review purposes)
Step 3: Create a keyword list
Step 4: Review process: read the keyword list; recall information; refer to the chapter summary for review (or if I forgot, can't recall)
- For articles (plus vocabulary)
I wrote this down from someone's advice here but I can't recall who, or if it was in their log...
Step 1: choose a topic
Step 2: find/read articles about the topic
Step 3: write down: words + grammar points used
Currently reading: Making Sense of Japanese Grammar: A clear guide through common problems (Zeljko Cipris and Shoko Hamano)
There was a question (kind of amusing when you can see the difference and understand it) about how, sometimes, a tiny particle being there or not can change the meaning a lot.
Which assignment would you like it better?