Sunday, 2 October 2016


In my book, I show Japanese readers how to make mistakes freely—how to accept and make use of them. So why not apply that advice in my own case?

And so I made some adjustments. Based on the results, I continued adjusting. 

For instance, I shifted my focus from single words to phrases to sentences. I moved from short-term to long-term memorization. I adopted a spaced repetition system, discarded it for another, and then finally just collected kanji in context. 

Basically, I avoided everything that I disliked in favor of doing what I enjoyed (or knew I must do).

1 comment:

  1. The book is due out this February (2017). But I'm not holding my breath . . .