Hi everyone! I’ve been reading native materials for a while now and seen many way of approaching reading in (not only) Japanese, but still I have a dilemma (disclaimer that may be useful: I’m an N4 slowly moving to N3, no rush no race).
Let me explain - and ask.
When I read a book/manga/article I tend to go with the flow, meaning that if I understand what I read, I don’t look up for everything - grammar, particles, kanji. However, I’ve been noticing that some concepts/vocab don’t stick to my mind - i.e. I have to look again for the meaning if I cannot really grasp it from the context, so once in a while I turn toward a more in depth reading spirit, and here goes the question.
Many people tend to highlight words that don’t know and review them later - using Anki or the good-old rewrite on a piece of paper method, or any other kind of method they figured out - but, honestly, I’m that kind of person that cannot put a drop of ink on a novel/manga without regretting it forever.
So, it has been months since I was wondering… how do you all approach reading and new vocabulary and grammar? Do you write them somewhere? Do you - lucky ones - highlight parts that you dunno and review them later? How do you review vocabulary, through Anki or some other SRS system? And for grammar?
To be honest, before WK I wasn’t a true believer in SRS, especially single word flashcards, but I’ve discovered that since starting using WK my reading skills has skyrocketed, so using something like Anki may be the right path for what concern vocabulary. For grammar, I think that studying it step by step is the only way and I don’t write anything for grammar - just studying a chp a day it’s enough and then I try to incorporate it in my writing/speaking practice.
That’s all! Hoping to make sense to you’ll ٩(◕‿◕｡)۶