Recommended Sequence for Each New Chapter

  1. Vocabulary Flashcards (Anki)
    • Goal: Learn pronunciation
    • Custom study session of this chapter's vocabulary
      Require tag = ‹the chapter number›
    • Continue until you can pronounce the new vocabulary
  2. Vocabulary Guide (pdf)
    • Goal: Understand definitions
    • Read all examples of the chapter's vocabulary
  3. Lecture Video (YouTube or download)
    • Goal: Understand the grammar
    • Watch the lecture
    • YouTube has optional captions
  4. Grammar Flashcards (Anki)
    • Goal: Ensure that you understand the grammar.
    • Custom study session of this chapter's grammar flashcards
      Require tag = ‹the chapter number›
    • Study all the new flashcards once, ensuring that you understand them.
    • When you don't understand a question or answer,
      look at the lecture slides (pdf) instead of re-watching the lecture
  5. Paradigm (pdf)
    • Goal: Understand, notice patterns, and begin to memorize the paradigm
    • Study the chapter's paradigm (if there is one)
    • When you don't understand a question or answer,
      look at the lecture slides (pdf) instead of re-watching the lecture
  6. Paradigm Practice (pdf)
    • Goal: Memorize the paradigm
    • Write this chapter's paradigm (if there is one)
    • Check & correct your work after each item
    • Repeat until you write the paradigm completely correctly once
  7. Vocabulary Flashcards (Anki)
    • Goal: Memorize the new vocabulary
    • Like step 1, but work on meaning, not just pronunciation
    • Continue until you get through the whole set of words correctly once
  8. Paradigm Practice (pdf)
    • Repeat step 6
  9. Grammar Flashcards (Anki)
    • Goal: Memorize the grammar
    • Like step 4, but work on memorizing, not just understanding
    • Continue until you get through the whole set of questions correctly once
  10. Workbook Flashcards – Basic (Anki)
    • Goal: Ensure that you know how to apply the new grammar
    • Custom study session of the basic exercises for the chapter
      Require tag = ‹the chapter number›
      Exclude tag = "additional exercises"