From: In the kanji zone Registered: 2012-07-11 Posts: 41
Out of pure curiosity, I am wondering if anybody else is tailoring their kanji-study rather than just following a book from beginning to finish?
I have a flashcard pile (paper flashcards) which I am calling "the Active Pile". This pile consists of kanjis I am currently drilling. The Active Pile always contains exactly a 100 kanjis. Whenever I memorize the On/Kun readings and meanings of a kanji I put it it in a box I like to call the "Know it Box".
If I memorize ,for example, 5 kanjis from the Active Pile, they go into the "Know it Box" and I get to add 5 new kanjis to the Active Pile (I especially love this part).
Once a week I review the content of the "Know it Box". Whatever I fail goes in a pile of its own and is practiced separately. The reason is that I don't like to mix kanjis I have memorized at least once before with kanjis I have never memorized yet.
And I try to make up the most outrageous stories I can think of. Haha. Sometimes I just picture the kanji making a weird, funny noise or as a weird animation! This way of studying has really been working so well for me. It started on a whim and now it is a part of my daily routine.
So, I am curious to see how everybody else is studying? And how is it working for you?
P.S. I am not trying to push this way of studying on anybody.
I think most people would prefer digital SRS since it's more manageable and everything is stored tidily away on your PC, I understand writing kanji to aid memorisation but not so much flashcards anymore with free software like Anki about.
I'd also like to know if there's any advantages for you.