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Vocabulary Phase Notes: Revision Transfer

  Okay so I’m presently tightening up my research around vocabulary acquisition for my phase II push. This phase will set me up for reading, advanced listening comprehension and also it will slowly trickle in grammar (of my choosing) that … Continue reading

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Trust Your Brain pt.2 – Lag Time Is Perceptual

In part one of this Trust Your Brain series of articles I spoke about how data organizes over time in a specific way with a specific type of exposure, and that your brain automatically starts to process and organize this … Continue reading

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Trust Your Brain Pt.1. – Self-Organizing Learning

Good morning! It’s been a very positive week for me. I’ve won my first writing award (more on that later) but this was taken a few days before I won the award and got two silver medals for my short … Continue reading

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How to do ‘Impossible’ Things in ‘Impossible’ Timeframes

  The video below is of me writing all 2,136 Jouyou Kanji from the approved government list (+100 more) from memory, using only the english keyword for each Kanji to write them. In July of this year, after a whirlwind … Continue reading

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Watch Me Write all 2,136 Jouyou Kanji (proof of concept)

Greetings! The final phase of my research is complete. I wanted to ensure I did a “proof of concept” video within my current timeline. After my first month I memorized 1,009 Kanji but was hit with some bad health issues … Continue reading

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350 Hours of Listening – (results so far)

Hey guys. So i’m actually finished with my first leg of my Kanji journey, that is, the 2,136 Kanji plus or minus maybe 20 Kanji that I added along the way. Because there are so many Kanji (and individual Kanji) to learn, … Continue reading

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*FINISHED* (2,136 KANJI MEMORIZED)

  I’m writing this at around 9:49 P.M. I’ll probably gather my thoughts over the night and add more to this tomorrow but I wanted to post something quickly. I’ve just started reading a very cool book, entitled The Buddha and … Continue reading

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The Rules of MasterY Pt.2 (Familiarity)

REWRITE: As always I must emphasize that there are two disadvantages we as adult learners primarily have. One is that we do not have the luxury of the staggered learning approach that a child has where they learn the bulk … Continue reading

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The Rules of Mastery pt. 1 [ 2,062 Kanji Update]

Cheers! This update focuses on my thoughts on currently memorizing 2,062 Kanji without using any software. If this was ten years ago, before the Japanese government increased the Jouyou Kanji list to 2,136, i’d have “finished” all the Joyou Kanji, because … Continue reading

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Training Versus Learning (Pt. 1)

My approach and results have exponentially improved with a perceptual shift in my approach. I find the term “learning” to be quite passive. “I want to learn to speak German” or “I want to learn how to paint” are quite … Continue reading

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