This is the circumstances, that I have very little time that I can devote to the study of foreign (English) language and also the mastery of the writer’s profession. Therefore, methods should be tough. This is the only thing that comes to my mind now. I am going to memorize words and read every day to achieve my goal (UPD: actually days turned into steps).
Well, more specifically, what does it mean?
In language learning: memorize 5 words per day. (I call this Technic “to hammer in”. Then add them to Anki – a spaced repetition app – for recalling later.)
In the writer’s activity: to read. To read something every single day.
Together these activities will take an hour of time during the day (half an hour of reading and half an hour to find, to memorize words and add them to Anki). I think I’ll find this hour.
I will put an experiment. Do this for a month. After 30 days I will make a report about it for you, friends.
Steps to the goal:
1st step: I read until page 28 of book and found only two new words:
hall of residence
2nd step: I read until page __ of the book and found and memorized five words:
sleep on it,
3d step: I read until page 38 of the book and found and memorized zero words.
4th step: I read until page 72 of the book and found and memorized zero words.
5th step: I read until page 100 of the book and found and memorized one word:
FOMO (fear of missing out)
6th step: I keep reading – I am on approximately page 150 – half of the book – and and memorized zero words.
7th step: I keep reading – I read until page 155 and memorized zero words.
8th step: I read until page 200 and memorized four words:
9th step: I read until page 200 and memorized four words:
striving for -> !
to come up with
undervalued – to value not enough
Hi, my friends! I think I can made a conclusion of my experiment after these days. So, I’ve read 2/3 of book (in my native language) and have learned about 20 words. But I have a question now: did I become a better writer after this month? I think not really. But this activity was interesting, informative and I feel satisfaction about the ended process. In conclusion: I think these skills of writing and using English language will come in handy. And now I am going to change the trajectory of my life nearer to learning CSS.