writing down lessons.
I write down almost all lessons separately. It helps me a lot in quick revising and in learning how to write the language properly .Any time , i can go back and check for similar words, phrases or words with similar meanings. I think it is a good way for beginners to learn the language in a far better manner....How many of you do the same?
I do. I think writing slows my thinking to the point where I have a better chance of learning, although I rarely go back and check my notes.
I never could learn without writing things down on good old paper .... In quite the same way "real" books "stay" with me much more than those on the e-reader... It's a question of generation too I guess :) !!
I have one huge notebook which is bipolar: one half is neatly organized, colorful and informative, the other one is where I practice writing sort of))) which is a complete mess))).
So, whenever I'm in "nerdy" mood I utilize the first half: make lists of words even with little sketches of what they mean, color-code everything and so forth. When I'm not in mood I write in the "messy" half of my notebook))).
I use a quadrille composition book to keep my notes in so I can write both ways (portrait/landscape) if I want to. Plus, I'm kind of OCD.
At the end of a new lesson, I click review and write down all the sentences. If I haven't learned a word's meaning, I put it to the side in parentheses. If it's an idiom or phrasal expression, it gets an asterisk in front. A check in front means to go back and look at the discussion.
In between, sometimes I make charts like verb conjugations or declensions. And I leave a few gaps here and there in case I want to make notes later on.
Charts are good.I make separate charts for adjective , nouns, connection words etc. Also , i love grouping together words of similar spellings or pronunciations. It helps me in comparing and learning the words properly. Still lot to go.
Me too! I write down sentences, underline nouns (single line), verbs (double line), adjectives (curvy line) and so on. To see sentence structure.
Particularly, I divide page in 2 halves: German and English. So when it's done I could cover one half and guess the translation of a whole sentence. But I rarely do this to be honest. Only if I have no wifi or device, which is rare.
Thats soo good. I am writing down german language in red ink while the respective meaning in english using blue ink. also i give a green stark mark for all new words and also a red arrow for phrases i commonly use. it helps me a lot in revising.
I usually carry around a 4-color pen (blue, green, red, black) but if I don't have it I use my new invention: I write all Feminine words in cursive (kinda girly), Masculine word in CAPS LOCK and Neutral - with s_p_a_c_e_s between letters. It works just fine, sometimes even better than color-coding.
writing something helps you remember what you've learned, it's a good idea. I find that writing important stuff down from tips and notes helps as well.
I write down everything. In addition, I try to make sentences up with the new words I have just seen in order to memorize them. I choose sentences related to my daily life. I think that way is easier to remember the words.
Same. I've written every word Duo has taught me on the tree. Sometimes I investigate even further and add more notes of my own.
Hi guys, I hope it's not too late to join in. The same question had sort of been haunting me too (no kidding) during the last few days: is it wise to write down the things I get to know/revise with Duolingo? Which of course can't be the only source in order to learn/revise a language, even if it's a really great app. I also made a ton of Quizlet flashcards.
Anyway, I seriously thought I was the only one doing this! I've almost finished my first "French Duolingo Notebook", and to be honest, I was really wondering if I wasn't wasting my time, especially considering all the excellent textbooks and material I already own and the fact that I will need to concentrate hard on them as well if I do want to get results.
This topic is very helpful. I had already sort of decided to continue, because I saw the benefits of writing stuff down just like donjuan said.
The only thing is, my handwriting is rather messy and childish, and the subjects are not tremendously well-organized and divided in sub-categories (let's be honest, not even in the app). This is a huge con for me, I see all those super neat and artsy notebooks on the net and I get a little discouraged :)
It's still all pretty readable and understandable though (practice make perfect! ;-), and frankly, it's always nice to have a hard copy of everything in case the Internet connection goes off or something. At least you can still revise if you want to.
Another "con", it is more of a "rough draft/summary" of way more in-depths things you will have to come back to later on. (Again, still better than nothing.) It also takes me a lot of time to write everything down because I came up with the idea when I was already using the app, how stupid of me.
However, I guess the pros outweight the cons... like having thirty notebooks or something laying around and not knowing what to do with them! :D
Sorry about the long post. Have a nice and productive day everybody