Month: December 2012
Sentences Series 6: How to Know When You’ve Truly Learned a Sentence
So you think you’ve learned a sentence. You can look at your SRS card and read it perfectly every time without hesitation. However, have you really learned it – completely? More importantly, do you understand it? In many cases, probably not. Allow me to explain. There are some criteria that come to mind when stating a sentence has been fully learned. For starters, you should be able to: Read the sentence out loud from the card, without hesitation (for the most part). Easy peasy. Write the sentence correctly the first time while looking at the card. Speak the sentence from memory without needing to look up part of it. Write the sentence in its entirety from memory without having to look up any part of it (including kanji!). The last two are the real test. If you have gotten this far, that’s awesome. […]
When I first launched this site, I had prepaid the hosting through January of next year (2013). However, it was not long after this that I realized the err of my ways as the host I was on wasn’t exactly speedy or reliable. So, being that said hosting is due to expire soon, I took the initiative and moved the site early. As some of you may have noticed, there were some hiccups. However, these should all be resolved now. I’m also taking this opportunity to streamline and clean up some things around the server. If anyone spots anything that looks off, I encourage you to leave it in the comments below and I’ll address it.