Month: March 2012
Do. Or do not. There is no try.
I don’t typically take quotes from movies, but in this case Yoda certainly nailed this one on the head. When it comes down to accomplishing goals, there is no gray area. It’s very black and white; you either meet your goal or you don’t. Trying to meet a goal is not the same as actually meeting it. If you’ve only tried, you haven’t achieved. You aren’t there. Trying to meet a goal won’t get you there. Doing things to get you closer to that goal will. Let’s put this into perspective for a moment. Say, for example, you have a college project due that is responsible for a large percentage of your overall grade in that class. When it comes time to turn it in, you don’t have it done. But you tried right? Maybe you did. But is trying […]
MCDs vs. Sentences
Alright, so I’ve had some time to look into these MCDs posts on AJATT to see what they are all about. It seems each MCD is meant to focus on a single kanji, rather than a whole word. This makes a lot of sense, but also can (and likely will) mean that you can have multiple cards for the same sentence. However, it also seems that this might be better once you have more kanji/readings under your belt, since they are so context dependent. To that end, I’m going to use a combination of both going forward. I’m going to continue adding sentences to my original deck primarily, until I can go monolingual. From there, I think it would be best to ease into MCDs a little at a time until I’ve got a solid enough grasp on things to […]