Expanding Your Language: Reviewing
Take a moment, put down your pencil or pen, close your textbooks and notebooks and ask yourself this question:
What is more important: only learning new language, or reviewing previous lessons?
All too often we get caught up in the idea that we need to learn as many new vocabulary terms, grammar rules and sentence structures as we can each and every day that we can forget to look back and review what we learned previously. Just why is this important? There is an old saying that says it best with:
If you don’t use it, you lose it.
While it may feel good to keep pushing through 100 new vocabulary words each day, attending eight hours of lessons seven days a week and writing down every new thing you learn 10 times this may not be the most effective way for you to develop your language skills. Will you learn new things this way? Absolutely! But it may take much longer and be more difficult than if you incorporate regular review periods into your studies.
As a test try this:
Give your English study notebook to a friend and have them open up to a random page you wrote over one month ago (ideally two months or more) and have them ask you about some of the language you wrote down at that time. If you have difficulties remembering some of the things don’t worry, that’s perfectly natural. It may be a sign it’s time for some more review time, though.
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