I’m still reading the Korean essay book I started reading last week. I finished essay no. 10 today. Four more before I finish the book. But the problem is, when I listened to essay no. 1 again, I found that I had forgotten most of the new words that I memorized a week ago.
The realization made me a little down. I asked myself whether my effort was useless and where I did wrong. What’s the point of studying if I forget everything? Should I re-read everything from the beginning?
But then I read on someone’s blog that he studies every lesson in his textbook for 20 times or even more before he moves on to the next lesson.
That could work.
I probably won’t read the essays that many times but now I realize the silliness of expecting myself to remember everything by reading only 1 time. Yes, I think 20 times will work.
From now on, I will read every chapter with the intention of reading it for 20 times. ###