Depends on what your goal of reading is. Reading is a third of my time, shadowing a third, and Tobira a third. During my reading time I don’t write or record anything down whatsoever. I use my Kindle to instantly look up words, then I can just flow and get familiar with the language. You’re brain processes it differently, I think, in a more productive way than if you are constantly stopping. With constant stopping, I don’t think it links together the words in the right way, and it makes it harder to remember them, and harder to get an intuitive feel for the language. Like @2000kanji said, you’ll naturally remember the words that frequently appear, and the words that only appear once, why bother spending time on them at all right now? Eventually I’ll finish Tobira, and if I don’t move onto another textbook, then I’ll replace the grammar section with one where I painstakingly look up and record new grammar and vocabulary while I read, but I’ll still maintain my “reading for fluency” time.
With the paper copy, maybe just try plowing through a little bit, and only look up words when you see them several times, like 約数. Give that a try, and see how well you can follow along. Maybe you’ll understand a little less, but enjoy it a lot more. Or maybe you won’t understand anything at all. shrug
@Hilbert90. My physics friend has a theory that you should only be allowed to learn so much math. At a certain point, it almost certainly can only be used for evil (Like Catching Paul Revere, which isn’t even that advanced!!) I think you know too much math!!!
On this weeks reading:
- Yo lady, easy on the carrots, already.
- I have seen some smooth mathematicians and science folk use their powers in this way to impress the ladies. Sometimes it is successful. @Hilbert90??? (Context, pointing out that her birthday 2/20 -> 220 was linked to a number special to him, 284, as they are both the sum of each others’ factors)
- This chapter taught me that vertical Japanese turned sideways looks really weird.
I’m liking the book so far. I like the pace, and I really like the descriptive style. It really feels like these are real people, in a real place, and I can see it clearly.