If you keep a notebook, do you personally put everything you learn in there? Grammar rules, Vocabulary? Or just vocabulary or grammar, separately?
Also, does anyone here use a spreadsheet to track their progress?
I prefer flashcards for vocabulary. ANKI is my favorite flashcard app, but I also use ReadLang and my Kindle's vocabulary builder.
I do keep a notebook for translating song lyrics. I write the lyrics in the native language, leaving 3 blank lines between each line of lyrics. Under the lyrics I write my translation. Under that I have a line for special notes like irregular conjugations, idiomatic vs. literal meaning, etc. Then a blank line to separate things visually.
I have a grammar workbook with tons of exercises and I write my answers in the notebook rather than marking in the grammar workbook. That way I can do the exercises again and again.
I have built a couple of spreadsheets to try to organize my study. For example, I decided I wanted to do Duolingo every day, "French in Action" 2x per week, talk on Verbling 1x per week, read in my Kindle, do flashcards, do my grammar book, RFI Savoirs... I tried to make a schedule to ensure I got regular practice with various resources. I never make it an entire week. I end up not feeling like doing something, spending too much time with another resource instead - or maybe I get busy and all I have time for is Duolingo (that darned streak ;-). And then I just quit the spreadsheet.
I still like the idea of one, though, and I think it could be useful for tracking how I actually spend my time.
When I keep a notebook for my language it is for French words I need to practice as I cannot pronounce them properly. However, I have another book for my Japanese hiragana. I do not use a spreadsheet to track my progress though, I should probably try that! It might help me practice more haha! C xx
Well kinda. For the most part it's just vocab, but some words will have notes or an example sentence next to it so I know when to use it (For irregular verbs I might put their pres. conjugation) , but sometimes I do put stuff I'm unsure of down (I use Google Docs). I had tried to put all the grammar for the Dutch course down, but then I realized there's too much and my info wasn't the most accurate so I gave up with that.
I seem to do the opposite to most people here.
I have a note book for grammar rules but not for vocabulary. I write down all tense rules and conjugations and most other important grammar especially if it is different to my native language or complex.
As for vocabulary I prefer to learn it by using it, for example by writing a paragraph or dialogue where I use any words I have difficulty remembering or if they are particularly difficult for me to remember I occasionally make flashcards, but never lists or records of words I find it doesn't help but everyone learns differently
I use a graph to measure my progress towards level 25 in Spanish. I started July 1, want to finish by September 4th (last day of summer) so I drew a red line at a good angle and I'm trying to keep up with some 200xp per day. It's really hard, and pretty boring, but I want level 25 :D