I’ve come to the realization that evey post doesn’t need a picture. Mayeb pictures even take away from posting a bit since focus is drawn from what I write. I’ll still have pictures with most of my posts I’m sure, but I will no longer make it a requirement for myself to have pictures along with every post.
The biggest news I have for you today is the release of Supermemo 2.0 for the Palm. This is great news for me because it had become my main method for Chinese study. Ever since I upgraded my Palm (about 6 months ago.) I haven’t been able to use it. Supermemo 2.0 changed that. It is now compatible with Hi-Resolution Palms and a has a bunch of new features that you’re sure to like. Check out the site for the low-down.
I cannot even begin to explain how helpful using this program has been for my language study. This isn’t a program that does it for everyone, BUT if you happen to be one of the people the fall in love with using it, you’ll be VERY glad you did. It makes learning Chinese fun and exciting for me EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK. If you have a Palm, do download the demo and check it out. I will soon have a page up on my site somewhere with the databases I’ve made already and tips for using it.
I just laid down 15,000NT for 3 months of language class. I would recommend a person skipping class for 3 months and using the money to buy a Palm, Supermemo and the Pleco dictionary ( http://www.pleco.com/ ) instead (that is if you can try out this stuff first and see if your the kind of person that likes it all.) Supermemo gets used EVERYDAY and the dictionary almost as frequent. Getting everything would probably set you back about 11,000NT and I think would be a better investment, especially if you already have a basic understanding of Chinese.
If you have a Palm, both programs can be tested for free, so there’s really nothing to lose.
From the Supermeo site ( http://www.supermemo.com/ ):
- Save time With minimum number of repetitions scheduled for you by SuperMemo, you waste no time on repeating material you know well. You will be amazed with what speed and volume of learning you can reach. All that without a decrease in recall
I’ll say it again. Supermemo is not for everyone, but you try it and find out it’s something you like it could potentially save you LOTS of time, heart ache and money (well, time is money ;).)
OK, enough about Supermemo. My mind is blank about anything else right now. I’ll probably get one more post in today because I don’t work this afternoon. I want to spend some time working on the LETS.