I’ve recently started using Satori Reader to improve my reading comprehension, but I’m afraid I’m not using it effectively. There are a lot of great features—line-by-line reading, in-line definitions and grammar explanations, sentence translations—but it’s so easy activate each of them that I worry I’m using them as a crutch too often and not building up my skills as I should.
Satori Reader users: how do you use each of these features to study effectively?
The way I’ve started trying to use it, though I admit I’m not as strict with myself as I should be, is:
Read an article without looking anything up.
Listen to the line-by-line reading (and repeat), saving any words I don’t know (meaning or reading) to my study list and clicking on any available grammar explanation.
Attempt to translate the sentence into English and click on the sentence translation if necessary to check.
Read the article to myself again.
Study the cards due or added to my Review pile.
Is there anything you’d recommend I add or change to the way I study? Should I complement Satori Reader with some other program or study method to take advantage of the material better? How do you study with Satori Reader? Feel free to share your methods or experience below!