I can’t believe I almost forgot to post my traditional pre-tadoku contest strategy-that-I-never-stick-to-anyway. I’ll blame work and 戦場のヴァルキュリア２. Anyways, another tadoku contest is starting up tomorrow (quickly sign up if you haven’t) and I can’t wait to get my read on.
Don’t be fooled by the title. I’ve been using extensive reading in my studies for a while now. But I’d like to try some new things, mostly inspired by another extensive reader I recently came across online, Liana. I really recommend you check out her blog. This post in particular is very useful for Japanese learning extensive readers.
The second round of Tadoku is over.
AND I REACHED MY GOAL OF 1000 PAGES!!
This is exciting for two reasons:
- I more than doubled my reading count from the last contest.
- Apparently, if I wake up early, stay in my room, and don’t look up words I don’t know, I can read hundreds of pages in a single day. Yes, this is how I spent the last days of Tadoku Round II. My head still hurts a little bit.
April 1st is almost here, and you (probably) know what that means….
TADOKU. 多読。Reading. All Day Long. Language Acquisition. New Learning Methods. Trash-Talk. Twitter.
What? Read on, friend.
Just a few more days until Tadoku!!
Tadoku (多読) is basically extensive reading. There is a very good summary about it here.
I’m really excited for this competition. I don’t expect to place very well, especially considering there are well over 70 participants, but that’s not the point of the contest (at least not for me). I just want to get into the habit of reading Japanese everyday, and I think doing it for a month will be long enough to make it a habit. Perfect. I went to Kinokuniya a few days ago to buy some manga, so I’m really excited. Flipping through the pages, I found that there is furigana for all of the kanji, which is both good and bad, I think.
Well, I’ll see you in February, assuming I’ll be too busy reading to do anything else. Except eating and sleeping. Maybe showering. We’ll see.
Happy New Year/Holidays/Tadoku