how much is enough?
how often should you practice ONE topic until you move on to the next section on the tree?
Thank you for this article. I'm forgetting things all the time, but I just keep trying.
It depends on the learner. It also depends on how deep is your understanding. So, for something you completely comprehend, learn it and review twice more the same day. Then solidify it a few days later. For harder topics, hammer in that information at least 5 times in that day....then, proceed to review it the next 3 or 4 days before you go to sleep. This is what works for me. Most of it, is finding your rhythm, and how best you learn. Good luck to you!
Once again, another gem of wisdom. You hve ht it right on the head. Easy stuff, a few times that samt day and hard stuff lots and lots of times in the same day then follow up as often as possible ))) but nnow, I have my own hassles. After 180 or so days, the latest stuff is not sticking. Are there any other people with a few months behind them who have hit this wall and would like to lead me through it please?
i use to repeat the same lesson until i can do it all without errors. That also helps to do more exp.
yeah, that's what I'm doing , but I'm just wondering if that's the most effective way.
is when all the words are new (or almost) for you, after that we need another approach, like videos or music, from the feelings. I'm not sure to explain myself well.
Experiment and see what works for you. I'm finding that I do the lesson and write down the words as I do it. Then I come back later and Redo the lesson at least once before going on to the next lesson. Once I've done all the lessons in a skill, I go back and redo all the lessons. Then I'm using the Practice option (untimed, because I can't type in Russian quickly yet! :-) ) as another tool to sink it in. And in between all that I hit the tinycards. Play with all the options and see which ones seem to help it 'stick' for you.
My habit is to continue with a skill until I can get about 17 several times in a row in timed practice. Aiming for perfection I view as unreasonable and not an effective use of time. With the difficulties of typing with Cyrillic, this can be modified to doing an untimed practice with about three errors.
i usually just move on and then when i start getting more than 5 wrong i go back and do a few of them.
It depends on your memory, how often practice one topic until you move on to the next one. But one thing is very important, from my experience, repetition is the mother of learning. This saying is especially great for learning languages. It's necessary to systematically return to passed skills.
It completely depends on the person. Personally, I do each section, move on, and then repeat the section a few days later. I keep following this pattern until I'm comfortable that I can recall the information without having to go back to verify with the lesson. (That generally means when I can think about the subject covered and figure out how to say things related to it on my own.)