Associative Memory

I messed up and now I can only understand Japanese when I’m listening to Lo-Fi Hip Hop. :sob:

Hyperbole aside, anyone else have better review scores when they’re participating in some sort of study ritual than when they try to go without? Do you think it’s helpful to have a study ritual, or do you feel more like you can’t use the て-form unless you can smell fresh coffee?


Yes - I have gone off my path of study once and review scores suffered. I am now back on my path and reviews have recovered.

But this is just me…

I have one in the sense that I’m always at my desk, so if I do things from my phone, or even have my laptop in a different place, things feel a little off.

But I also actively try to break from routine when I can. Might hurt the review scores a bit, but it certainly helps learning/memory. So I guess I think it can be helpful to get you in the zone, but you should also be mindful of being dependent on that zone.

Everything in moderation.

…there’s also not recognizing words I know unless they have a purple background but that’s a slightly different phenomenon. On WK I already know I should know the word. In the real world it’s a crap shoot.


I agree with @pahko

I believe that, creating different conditions will help remembering all time. So I do reviews where I can. At work, at home, at bus, before sleeping, after waking up. Because I am not going to read japanese in predetermined specific conditions. I may encounter japanese text in different conditions. So I prefer to be hard on me. High review scores makes me happy I admit, still high review scores is not my priority. My priority is being able to recognize kanjis as fast as possible.


Did someone say coffee or cofvefe?

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