by Satomi

Hello everyone! I hope everyone has had a good week. I am thoroughly enjoying my time in Japan, but as the semester comes to an end the amount of homework I have been receiving has been steadily increasing. I have so many tests to study for as well as projects and papers that I have to do. Near the end of the semester I find it extremely difficult to study Japanese as much as I like. I have recently tried to increase my own self study, but now I struggle to do it everyday. If I study as much as I like I try to create new vocab flash cards and learn some new grammar every other day. I also try my best to learn about 7 new kanji everyday. I mostly use the app Anki for study as well as some textbooks specifically designed for the Japanese N2 test. When studying language one of the most important things when you want to improve is making sure that your practice is a habit. It is much better to study often. This way it is easier to remember and build upon what you already know. How do you guys study? I recommend using the Anki app for those who are looking for a better way to study vocabulary. I hope to see you all soon and I hope you have a great weekend!