Yes, most of my entries are 不明, except for the first time I read 獣の奏者, because I complained about how hard it felt on FB at the time and also except the most recent books I read.
Edit: I noticed that nope, that’s not the date registered. Instead, that’s the date I read it “for real”. I guess I have deleted the original one (at first I registered both, but I actually gave up mid-way the first time around, so that make sense)
Decided to join! It’s kind of nice to have a separate page to keep track of Japanese books and manga specifically (even if it’s more than 50% A Silent Voice at the moment). Add me if you like! https://bookmeter.com/users/973891
Yeah, I’ve thought about that. Maybe I should focus on reading more manga because it’s easier to binge volumes. That boost in numbers might motivate me to continue.
Nevertheless, today I’m making a plan of what/how many things I’ll read until the JLPT (I’m not taking it, it just feels like a good deadline to aim for). I started doing the same for vocab a few months ago and since then I’m a solid 30+ words/day
that’s a lot!!! … doesn’t that create a huge pile of reviews later ?
Actually I think sometimes one story (15 pages) produces the same amount of new words in my case… so probably if aiming higher at reading that can turn that into much more…
I actually was aiming at doing after WK some challenge related to reading and watching stuff … but I’m not sure how to proceed with the new vocab I’ll face… I’m kinda expecting just reading a lot will suffice to sort of replace the SRS thingie… or maybe just don’t add everything to the SRS machine…
I think that’s the trick. For me, immersion alone never gave good enough results. So far, having to produce an answer (i.e. type it) has been the most effective way, but you have to chose your battles. I tried adding everything I encountered thanks to floflo, but that lead to either a crazy build up of lessons, or me having to stop reading because I would otherwise have to add more words. Interestingly, that lead to a decrease of reading (thus immersion).
Then I just bumped up the frequency, adding only words that appear at least 3 times in the book. When the number of words per book got low enough, I increased the challenge to adding words that appear at least twice (and just ignore the rest). Now that those are getting low as well, I may go back to add everything I come across.
NB: I have a total of almost 7k words in floflo: 3k in the SRS ans 4k “trashed”, that is, know already, plus the words from WK, which are filtered out, so a total of approx 12~13k words? For people with a lower word count, the same strategy can be applied starting with, for instance, frequency 5 (word appears at least 5 time) and progressively decreasing.
Right now I’m already burning items (with an average of 90+% accuracy across all SRS levels). I have around 1000 reviews (which is around 1600 flashcards) a day (I do EN => JP as well, so 3 sides per card). I can go through 150 every 10 mins or so with full focus (taking into consideration that I take a break after those 150 cards).
I’m mainly doing decks that aren’t connected directly to exposure (Core 10k and 4.5k katakana words vs book wordlists). The method of learning words in a book could increase my accuracy and my upper limit of words/day. Also, I’ve been improving my timing on when to do reviews for maximum potential. I’m realizing that the more I hesitate doing something (“mehhhh 100 reviewss nooooo yadaaaaa!!”), the more tiring this whole process puts me. So, I see 100 reviews, I kill them in 6-8 mins with full focus. No spending time nor energy on wondering what to do.
I just wanna get over Japanese studying (not practicing) in around a 1/2 years max. That’s why I’m going for crazy numbers.
This. This is the way to go imo. However, instead of going for freq 5, I’d go for easier reading materials and adjust freq with unknown words.
For example, let’s say that you wanna spend 20 days on 1 book. You’ll think of words you wanna learn per day (from that book) and multiply by days (let’s imagine 20 words/day x 20 days = 400 words). Now, you just go for the frequency that gives you around 400 words. Freq 5 might give you 200 words, freq 4 might give you 350 and freq 3 might give 500, let’s imagine. You adjust the words depending on how much time you’re willing to spend on that book. Of course, you can always adjust time instead. If the book has a bunch of unknown words, you might want to spend more days reading it.
I’m not using Floflo though, but the method I advise is pretty much that