IWTYAL 211: Best practice for vocabulary notebooks
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Aral asks: “What's the best way to organise my vocabulary notebook?”
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- British Sign Language course
- How valuable is the time you're spending organising a vocabulary notebook?
- What's the value of a vocabulary notebook in and of itself? Does it help?
- The big question: Will you ever look at it again?
- Some people recommend keeping exhaustive notebooks with every conceivable detail about the new word, organising thematically, etc…
- I've tried all this before, but it's too slow!
- Steve Kaufmann's thinking: How are you going to cover enough new vocabulary to make progress, if you spend so much time on each individual word?
My 80/20 of vocabulary notebooks:
- Get your vocabulary from rich, compelling context (reading, listening, speaking)
- Write things down if you find it helpful
- Choose only the most useful words and learn them using your favourite process
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