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  • AvatarXaliotimer 07/14/2019 at 9:04 pm on Japanese Level Up RTK Mod Anki DeckThanks for the Anki Deck.
  • AvatarAmber 07/12/2019 at 9:52 am on The Problem of Success Story Learner MethodsYeah, I had seen the earlier post about Anki, and like with this post, I think it's a really good thing that the post acknowledges that while Anki is a good tool, it isn't right for everyone, and offers suggestions for those people. And I...
  • AdamAdam 07/12/2019 at 8:44 am on The Problem of Success Story Learner MethodsThanks for sharing that philosophy. It is definitely very applicable to this!
  • AvatarSpam_Hamwich 07/12/2019 at 8:05 am on The Problem of Success Story Learner MethodsThis is reminiscent of a philosophy held by Alan Watts, which when paraphrasing goes something like this - If you aspire to be like your idols, you will always fail. You will never become like them because what you really want is to become the...
  • AvatarKevin 07/12/2019 at 4:24 am on Jalup BeginnerAs for me, when I complete a deck (1000 cards) I mean that I have finished adding all the cards to the active state. I have seen each card at least once and I'm in the process of becoming more familiar with them. I don't...
  • Avatarladdr 07/11/2019 at 4:41 pm on Jalup BeginnerThat is normal. It takes a long time at first to read. Most likely you read super slow sounding out each word when you first learned English. Long term repetition speeds you up (dramatically eventually). When someone says they finished a level like Jalup Beginner...
  • Avatardmg 07/11/2019 at 12:28 pm on Jalup BeginnerI am currently doing Beginner Level 1. I am finding that reading the sentences is what takes the most time. I am averaging around 30 seconds per card (learning/reviewing). I do have a question, when people say they have completed a level, what does it...
  • AdamAdam 07/11/2019 at 9:38 am on The Problem of Success Story Learner MethodsThat's why the paragraph on Criticism and negativity over methods is really important to keep in mind, both for learners and the mentors. I'm super happy when people come here and use the methods on the site. But I'm also happy when people come here...
  • AvatarAmber 07/11/2019 at 9:02 am on The Problem of Success Story Learner MethodsI really appreciate acknowledgment in this post that each person is different, so there is no cookie-cutter method that is going to work perfectly for everyone. As a former classroom teacher (who still does one-on-one teaching), the fact that there are multiple learning styles and...
  • AdamAdam 07/11/2019 at 8:59 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2019Congrats on making the push to Jalup Advanced! I promise you it will be much easier than Intermediate was, also especially since you have Kanji Kingdom down as well.
  • AdamAdam 07/11/2019 at 8:53 am on The Problem of Success Story Learner MethodsSometimes it can be hard to know whether the method isn't working for you or you aren't working hard enough on the method. This is where learning to know yourself (as you said) is really important. Just one clarification - while there were few sources...
  • AvatarKevin 07/11/2019 at 4:33 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2019Finished with goal number 1. I think this is the 2nd time I finished intermediate and maybe the 4th attempt. The last time I finished it things just didn't feel right as I kept running into cards in my reviews that I couldn't even remember...
  • AvatarJonathan 07/10/2019 at 9:26 am on The Problem of Success Story Learner MethodsGreat post. Reminds me of the phrase: "Know thyself" - I think when you try a method you know for yourself if its not working because you aren't giving it your all or because it really just doesn't work for you. Everyone walks their own...
  • AdamAdam 07/10/2019 at 8:51 am on The Problem of Success Story Learner MethodsGreat point. And we might even be learning the most when we fail.
  • AvatarCaleb 07/09/2019 at 2:27 pm on The Problem of Success Story Learner MethodsI love those three steps. We can't replicate the entirity of another person's experience, and we learn a lot even when we think we're failing, so you can't expect the same success that another person had when you start on the method that they finished...
  • AvatarLuKE 07/08/2019 at 9:30 pm on Is Japan’s Amazon Prime Video Service Worth It?Why most original English AUDIO ias nrt available - Wake up Amazon Japan... Thousand of english speakers live in Japan... Why is the original version NOT available! ??? Most cost to you?
  • AvatarSamantha 07/08/2019 at 6:53 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2019My goal this month is to make my studying more relevant. I had been studying from できる日本語 and a school kids news magazine ニュースがわかる (which is surprisingly erudite. Japanese primary school kids must be waaayy smarter than Aussie ones), but I've realised a) the textbook is boring...
  • AdamAdam 07/06/2019 at 9:56 am on The Problem of Success Story Learner MethodsHaven't seen you in a long time Hi'iaka. Thanks for stopping by again! That balance is so important, yet so difficult. But once you master it, you really set yourself up for trying to get what you truly want.
  • AdamAdam 07/06/2019 at 9:54 am on The Problem of Success Story Learner MethodsIt becomes so easy to doubt yourself when you try someone else's life strategy and find it doesn't work for you. It's hard to avoid the "what am I doing wrong?! They did it so I should be able to as well!" But once you...
  • AdamAdam 07/06/2019 at 9:35 am on Jalup App – GuidebookNo it doesn't, because really the One Deck is very outdated, and was never intended to work with the Jalup decks (the Jalup decks didn't even exist when it was released).
  • HiiakaHi'iaka 07/06/2019 at 6:05 am on The Problem of Success Story Learner MethodsAdam, I thank you again for your mix of confidence and humility, and the reminder that we as humans need to balance listening to others' advice with a consideration of our own unique circumstances.
  • AvatarRochelle 07/05/2019 at 9:24 pm on Jalup App – GuidebookDoes the Maximum package include the One Deck as well? Thank you!
  • C. L. PannerCandace 07/05/2019 at 9:35 am on The Problem of Success Story Learner MethodsThis is a great and inspiring post. It reminds me of how I do psychotherapy with people. I throw out life strategies that have worked for me and for others, and then I tell the people that they need to take what they want and...
  • AvatarJesper T 07/05/2019 at 1:33 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2019* Do all reviews * Keep doing lots of immersion * Complete Jalup Champion stage 3 and continue stage 4 at 5 cards per day
  • AvatarJesper T 07/05/2019 at 1:32 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – June 2019* Done * Done * Done
  • AvatarYoukaiCountry 07/03/2019 at 11:44 am on (June 21st Update) Jalup Group Challenge 14: One Thousand J-J Cards in Three MonthsI finished the challenge today! I'm 203 cards into Advanced at this point. This challenge has really helped advance my vocabulary, and has highlighted a few things for me: - I need to review my Kanji. I previously completed RTK years ago, but haven't properly...
  • AvatarYoukaiCountry 07/01/2019 at 12:20 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2019Goals for July: - Finish 1000 J-J challenge - Spend time beating back the review-storm - Get back into native material immersion
  • AvatarRebekka 07/01/2019 at 3:37 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2019My goals for July: 1. Finish Jalup Intermediate (about 800 cards left) 2. Do 300 cards of Kanji Kingdom 3. Listen to audio drama's during commute to work 4. Read 30 NHK Easy articles
  • AvatarSamantha 06/30/2019 at 4:03 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – June 2019I did it! Just. I raced through 6 at the beginning of the month, read 3/4 of 7 and then forgot all about the goal until yesterday, so I had to read like mad to get to the end. Not sure how much I actually...
  • AvatarMichael 06/30/2019 at 3:56 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – June 2019June had more setbacks than I wanted. This past week I didn't add new cards at all, and my reviews were okay but I used vacation mode more times than I cared for. This was all due to unforeseen circumstances but I'm hoping for July...
  • AvatarGreg 06/30/2019 at 1:38 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 20191. 100 new cards (now on expert stage 3 card 76) 2. Read 宇宙兄弟 21 and continue reading a little of こそどの森の物事語 3. Watch 10 episodes — season 2 of グッドモーニング・コール from netflix..
  • AvatarGreg 06/30/2019 at 1:35 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – June 2019Did them all!
  • Avatarladdr 06/30/2019 at 3:48 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2019July is a little transitional for me still. I will probably update my goals mid month and adjust, add, or delete because I am traveling right now. But so far my plan this month in order of priority: 1) Keep up with all reviews 2)...
  • Avatarladdr 06/30/2019 at 3:29 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – June 2019Great and very different month for me. I had at least one Japanese conversation everyday and a bunch of little ones when at restaurants or stores and such. As I expected since I have almost no speaking practice it was slow going. Reading went great....
  • AvatarDenisse 06/29/2019 at 1:25 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2019First time posting! I'm taking my time so this might seem a bit slow compared to others, haha. 1. Goals: - Finish Jalup Beginner (just started! 100 cards reviewed by now) - Review and Finish Genki I - Get to Wanikani level 10 (currently lvl7)...