Thanks for elaborating your reply.
But it still smell like a troll.
Are you trying to debate with yourself?
Quote:The only "standard method" I see RTK's introduction explicitly mention is this one:
You obviously took the time to remove my description of what I call the/a standard method, because apparently it differs from the one RTK's giving.
I haven't read the preface, so I can only trust your words, plus I have the french version of RTK, I don't even know if it has the Heisig's preface or the french author's one.
But frankly speaking I don't care at all about what is said in it. He can say anything, it won't change a thing.
So I don't know what you disagree with.
And people who dismiss a method by its preface are just a joke to me. So yeah, you can quote Heisig as much as you want, sir.
I never said the standard method was about visual memory. And I don't think it is.
To me, standard method is about repetition, muscle memory and learning in context, and a lot of information.
Which sounds good in theory, but in practice it was just too much to digest at the same time (at least for me).
RTK thaught me it was ok to ditch away the reading (for now), it was ok to not focus on the writing, it was ok to not know all the meanings (for now), it was even ok to learn out of context. Do you think this is exactly the same as the standard method?
Do you imply I never really experienced the standard method?
This is just what chris said, silly flashcard. There was so much information on those cards that reviewing them was painfully slow and not to say ineffective (even though in reality it wasn't that much)
RTK don't bother with that. It goes to the essential. The understanding and the remembering process.
You don't have to follow the method blindly, you can add/modify anything you want if you feel at ease with that.
So by the end of the book, you could start reading anything you want (dictionnary, manga, newspaper, novel) and grasp the broad meaning, given you have enough grammar knowledge.
I'm not saying it is a walk in the park, nor that you cannot do without RTK.
I'm sure there are people who instinctively does the same thing as RTK but without the book.
But I wasn't one of them.
Also RTK has more freedom to it than what you think. Just don't follow blindly whatever can be said in the preface
Also as chris mentionned RTK alone is only 50% of the job, anki or anything alike does the rest.
But it's comparable with the standard method + flashacard, it is also 50/50, but it didn't work for me.
That's all. This is more of a personal experience.
But if you want to debate about which method is the best, then go debate with yourself, i'm not interested!
No, I will give you a hint, it is certainly not RTK!
Edited: 2017-04-29, 12:42 am