Best reviewing method?

Would it be better to review a certain lessons until you have learnt most of the lingqs (if it is a difficult lesson) instead of just waiting for them to come up in general review especially considering I have thousands of lingqs so it would take a long time.
The only problem with this is that i feel I don’t know the words enough since it only takes a few reviews.

In my opinion i think the best thing to do is repetition. Every time i have a new LingQ i write it down in my journal and the definition. Then i go through the learning process LingQ until it is a 4 for every word you wanted to learn. Now this is when the journal comes in, I like to quiz my self and cover up the definition or word and guess what it means. I do this for a long time and do this over the course of a week often. Until I can think of the definition or the word without little hesitation then i feel comfortable to review that word rarely.

“I am” in a language is going to become very common, This is very easy to absorb because you see it so often… it’s repetition. Repeating helps to tell your brain what you’re learning is important and if reviewed enough it will eventually be easy to recall.

I hope i helped

People have different methods and you should figure out what works best for you. Although there are those who do not actively review vocabulary apart from their “reading and listening,” personally that doesn’t work for me, especially at the beginning and intermediate levels where it is important to master basic vocabulary in order to have even rudimentary conversations. Thus for me, and many others as well, physically writing out new vocabulary is critical to fixing the words (and phrases) in one’s brain. Note that there is considerable scientific evidence that physically writing out the words as opposed to typing them on a computer is a more effective learning tool, even for students in their own native language! Students who physically write, learn the material faster and can use it creatively on their own later. This latter finding of the research is especially pertinent to language learning since the ultimate goal is not merely to “recognize” a word/phrase in a text or film, but to be able to USE it yourself when expressing yourself.

When writing by hand, you are creating a neurological path in your brain of how the letters are formed and a corresponding muscle memory of how to write each one as well as how to write common letter combinations. (This is especially critical if you are learning a language with a different writing system.) Also, when you write by hand, you sound out the word in your head (do it out loud as well) which does not occur with typing. Thus, you are simultaneously practicing spelling, pronunciation and grammar when you write out needed words and phrases.

Since I find it most effective to learn words and phrases in a context, I do not write out word lists. Instead, I write sentences that are true for me at that moment with the new words and phrases. These are not abstract exercises or drills. Instead, I write about things that have immediate importance in my life that I want to say NOW. I prioritize which words I want to learn at a given moment and then USE them in sentences that I pronounce OUT LOUD about things in my life – what I see, what I did, what I want to do, etc. For example, I did not write sentences with “coniferous trees” but did learn the word for “pine tree” at Christmastime… Keep in mind that your high priority vocabulary is constantly evolving. Words and phrases that were not important to you three months ago, you may now want to know and use.

Keep in mind that if you are only learning 10-20 new words/day as a beginner, then you will probably be able to do the more active writing exercises and/or the exercise reviews through Lingq. However, if you are making 30+ lingqs/day, then it probably will be hard to do those exercises and learn new materials. Eventually, you will have so many new words that you won’t be able to keep up focused reviews of them. Don’t worry, continue to prioritize what you want to USE right away and allow the rest to become part of your “passive vocabulary.” These are words that you recognize in the original context but still don’t know well enough to use independently. In order for the words to move from “passive” to “active,” you will need a lot of repeated exposure in different contexts. You can speed up that process by reading a LOT and/or by deliberately creating the new contexts yourself when you use the vocabulary in your writing or speech. Keep in mind that if you don’t use the words, you are more likely to forget them. Thus, the best way to make them active and keep them active is to USE the new words as often as possible in real life interactions/conversations.

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