i usually just make my own after ive learned a lesson, to stay on top of things. but i think it would be a lot better if rocket japanese had their own section for flash cards. (maybe printable flash cards) of course, not necessary, but just a suggestion. they help me keep updated with all of my vocab/phrases, and i was thinking that even if there was a small section for it, it would at least encourage other learners to make their own. thus, helping them learn japanese at a quicker pace (i hope =P) again.....just a suggestion. not necessary.
April 19, 2009
April 19, 2009
Seedle-san, Thank you very much for your feedback. The idea of flashcards sounds like a wonderful idea! We, at Rocket Japanese, will surely take this into consideration as we develop our learning products for enthusiastic learners like yourself. :P
April 20, 2009
Flash cards would be nice, but I would recommend trying to use an SRS software such as Anki " http://ichi2.net/anki/index.html ". You can make your own cards and decks, share them with others, store them online so you can access them from anywhere. And also download others have made. There are a large variety of Japanese study decks already made that you can get in romanji or kana and kanji. You can also study online at the website with out the software say if your on a public comptuer at a library and want to brush up. The selling point for an SRS software is each card is weighted or ranked by you on how well you can remember the answer. and then they are spaced out according to each rank and it is repeated back through your deck when you review. So the cards you have the most trouble with are repeated more often then the ones you rate as very easy. Until you feel like you have learned them and start ranking them lower. And new material is added in along with it. Of course you can tweak all the settings to your liking as well, how much new material is added and when ect ect.. Here is a link to a wiki on SRS systems http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaced_repetition They have the 4 most popular listed at the bottom, personally I use Anki, it is free as well. I recommend going to the FAQ on the Anki home page and watching the how to videos, just fore warning they version used in the videos will wary some from what version is out now. so some menu options or buttons may look different or be in alittle different location. The developer releases updates pretty regularlly. Hope it helps if you try it
April 23, 2009
GAH! Sayaka answered me...whoa. aha, anyways, thanks for the 'anki' source, 'Thepluseffect'. it does make it more organized....but its still pretty much the same thing. but i was also thinking that with each lesson, rocket languages could have a set of online flash cards to go along with it. the RJ flash cards would be specailized for each lesson, and you wouldnt have to worry about the translations being wrong. plus, it would be even more accessible than the anji software. and uh,....less work *ahem* maybe we should have a poll to prove me right/wrong, but i was just thinkin itd be a helpful addition. hmm.