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post #2469 of (permalink) Old 09-28-2012, 02:20 PM
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Re: Rafachat - vol. 79. Rafa to win the WSOP next year! Bamos! :rocker2:

Originally Posted by tennizen View Post
I see. Somehow I (unreasonably) expected you to be much faster than that. Do you have a target word count for the end of the year?
Well, not really. During the last couple of months, I've learned the hard way that focusing too much on vocabulary is not a good thing to do. Did you read my log? If you do you'll see what I'm talking about. I like Anki, it's a very useful tool but it's easy to become its slave if you go too fast because you have more and more words to review every day. If you get lazy one day you have twice more words the next day. It's a vicious circle, and I've gotten caught in it twice. At the moment though I'm all caught up with my reviews

And also, you have to have some source for the words, it's a bad idea to enter words from the dictionary or from a word list into Anki (like I used to do) just to fulfill the daily quota. Those words are three times harder to remember than words encountered in learning materials. So goals are best defined by "finish this grammar book", not "learn 1000 words".

By the way, I'm still studying Finnish too, or at least trying to. It's not going very quickly

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