The SRS Chronicles

Another big change I made over the summer was in regards to my SRS. In fact, not one card from pre-summer was left over by the end of the season. This hasn’t been just a change of format, but also a change of attitude towards SRS and where it fits into my language learning journey. … Continue reading

Power Up Your Japanese

At last, the day has come for me to walk down the monolingual road. Basically what this means using a Japanese dictionary to look up unknown Japanese words. This is an experiment I’ve been doing over the last little while, and now that I have a system that’s working, I’d like to share it with … Continue reading

LWT: Learning With Text Introduction

One of the programs that I’ve recently started to delve into is called LWT which is short for Learning with Text. LWT is a great open source project created by a really cool guy in 2010. He published his LWT in 2011 as a free, open source project open to the public domain. So what … Continue reading

Deck Styles

Since I first found out about SRS programs, I’ve found that styles can change a lot depending on how you learn, and for the content that you’re learning. What may be good for Bob might not be good for me and so on, however today, due to many requests, I’ll let you see all the … Continue reading

How to Use a Spaced Repetition System

How to Use a Spaced Repetition System Though amazingly simple, a lot of people struggle with the srs programs that are out there. It isn’t so much the program itself but rather how to make and review the cards that trip them up. You would think with something like a flash card (having been in … Continue reading

Tools Review: 6 – SRS on the web

There is a handful of SRS programs available online only. These can be nice if you have reliable internet service or if you have a phone (droid or iphone like) where you can run the app from for on the go. Smart.fm or formerly Iknow: Many of us were there when Smart.fm was known as … Continue reading

Why SRS Failure = Wins

Why SRS Failure = Wins People really hate failing. I’m not sure if this is a society led thing, or if it’s just normal born into human behavior. Either way its one of the most debilitating behaviors we have when it comes to learning. Learning is all about making mistakes, failing, and then picking up … Continue reading

Tools Review: 5 – What is an SRS?

What is an SRS? If you’re new to studying, or perhaps rather new to better ways to studying, the term SRS might leave you with a few raised brows. For the life of me I cannot understand why SRSs are not implemented into the learning system here in America. In fact, I’m more surprised that … Continue reading

  • Read More or Die! 2011

    _2011 End Results_
    Total read for Tadoku:
    __433.3 pages!__
    Placement: 115/188
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    October 2011 Contest:
    Placement: 97/120
    End Tally: 59.2
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    July 2011 Contest:
    Placement: 86/142
    End Tally: 195.6
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    April 2011 Contest:
    Placement: 62/106
    End Tally: 154.5
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    January 2011 Contest:
    Placement: 84/99
    End Tally: 24
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    August 2010 Contest:
    Placement: 20/41
    End Tally: 160

  • Read Or Die 2013

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    June:
    Goal: 600
    Total: 906.26
    blew my goal outta the water!

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    March 2-Week:
    Goal: 125
    Total:302.75

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    January:
    Goal: 250
    Total: 314