JLPT1 is but a month away! Cue stressing out and breakdown. Luckily, the great spaced-repetition program Anki is here to help! Basically, you create cards which have word, reading and meaning boxes. You add anything you want, from a single kanji to a complex sentence and Anki will sort it out!
The clever thing is the way it calculates which card to test you on and when. If you get a card wrong often, it will appear more often, and if you get a card right, it won’t. Simply put, it shows you the cards you need to learn most and spaces the ones you have learnt by heart at longer intervals. You spend less time reading cards you know and more time reading the ones you don’t know! (Which doesn’t help me much because I have hundreds of cards I don’t know right now…)
Every day a little more. That’s the aim, anyway. Check it out if you have something you need to learn! It’s free and easy to use ^_^.
And so, my little break is over. Back to grammar-crunching!
Oh, and if anyone should feel so inclined, please download the decks I have created for JLPT1 so far. They are based on the JLPT1 Kanzen Master Kanji book (the lovely, bright pink volume) and are made with plenty of example sentences to give context to the words and even some pictures. Happy learning!