Category Archives: AJATT

Missing Link: The Action step of AJATT

  Scrolling through my twitter feeds, I noticed a post by AJATT about “why most people forget the action step of AJATT” and in reading it, I came to a revelation. As a person somewhat actively tracking what I am … Continue reading

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Learning without studying, from noise to understanding

I took a big plunge and feel the momentum of my Japanese progression. See, for the last several months i’ve been learning Japanese passively. Meaning, I haven’t been actively studying, speaking more than normal, practicing, listening to Japanese music or … Continue reading

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900 Kanji!

Another 100 Kanji. Phew… i’ve posted enough on my methods for linking to help with moving faster. But you really have to spend that 3 minutes visualizing the hard stuff. I’m trying to hit a thousand by Monday and then … Continue reading

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Old School SRS

This isn’t really SRS-ing (which for the newbies means Spaced Repetition System). This is something I do when again, I’m idle, which happens quite a lot. I’ll have a word list of Heisig Kanji with me, and practice writing them. … Continue reading

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850 Kanji! and another rant

I’ve hit a nice 850 Kanji now, and i’m finding its getting easier to learn certain Kanji. In a previous post, I mentioned “Marty McFly and Linking Images” and it is turning out to be MONEY with certain Kanji memorizations. … Continue reading

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Marty McFly & Linking Images

This is probably a common technique, but I thought I’d mention it. For some Kanji, they run in succcessive blocks, and the stories can go together. You have to be careful that the meanings don’t overlap… say the Kanji for … Continue reading

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Relaxing and doing it Anyway

I wanted to drop this one in, because lately i’ve hit a good hurdle in my learning where i feel like i am coasting. I think once I reach a 1,000 Kanji I will feel even better. An observation i’ve … Continue reading

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