It is normal to go through phases of lack of motivation, and if you are studying Japanese for some time, you know that your motivation will come back eventually, even if you don’t actively try to restore it. This is what happened to me this last two weeks. I was not as motivated to study for the JLPT, but I knew that it would not last, that I would be on track again in no time. The real problem is not the lack of motivation The problem is not the motivation in itself, but the fact that I will not review or study during this phase. When the motivation comes back, I have to face another problem: reviews left undone, huge Anki, flashcards that I cannot even remembered having written myself. All my study material looks unfamiliar and far away. Every time I set my eyes on them, I think: It’s been a while since I’ve opened this book. I’ve certainly forgotten half of it if not more. What a shame, I was doing well, …
Sometimes, I don’t know if I use Anki to learn the kanji, or if I learn the kanji to use Anki!
For the first time in my life, I am using physical flashcards! It works surprisingly well to review the grammar!
This is a post about how I tackle vocabulary
This is a rough study plan for the year!
A presentation of the books I will be using to prepare the JLPT N1. I also explain why I chose them.