100 Days Of Japanese (Round 1)

Main Commitment: I will recite Japanese words with Anki to increase Japanese vocabulary.

Start Date: 2017-12-10

Background

I learned Japanese once per week for one semester at a night school around 10 years ago in China.

I started learning Japanese this July. One day my friend asked me out to have lunch. During the meal, she said her Japanese first class of a session would begin at night. I was curious about how Americans learned Japanese, then audited the class. I was impressed by the teacher’s experience. Her native language is Chinese, the same with me. She had been lived in Japanese for 10 years and spoke English so fluently that American employees in the night school did not recognize that she was a foreigner. She is a talented and easy-going person. I enjoyed the class and decided to register one session. Each session has 10 classes, one class per week. I already finished one session with her and currently am taking the second session.

Since August, I have been using Anki to recite Japanese words. Hence, the 100-day challenge should be easy for me.

Rules

  1. I will review at least 100 Japanese cards in Anki every day. The words are from Genki books and core 10k words. One word has more than 5 cards. One hundred cards are not equal to 100 unique words.
  2. I will tweet my progress every day, with the hashtag #100DaysOfJapanese and note which day of the challenge I’m on.
  3. I will encourage and support at least two people each day in the #Anki #Japanese challenge on Twitter. I can read at most 5 tweets about #Anki #Japanese each day. Less is more. Don’t spend more than enough time on the social networking website.

    3 Options

    • Like tweets
    • Leave a comment
  4. I will track my progress here and push to GitHub.
  5. I will only skip a day if something important comes up. And when I resume, I won’t count the day I skipped as one of my 100 days.

Some important additional considerations

  • Don’t skip two days in a row, and try not to skip more than 1 day in 2 weeks.

Milestones

  1. 1 Day (Day 1: 2017-12-10 Sunday)
  2. 7 Days (Day 7: 2017-12-16 Saturday)
  3. 30 Days
  4. 60 Days
  5. 90 Days
  6. 100 Days

Template for Log

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**No. of Anki Cards**:

**Time spent**:

**Thoughts and Emotions:**

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Log

Day 1: 2017-12-10 Sunday

No. of Anki Cards: 292

Time spent: 34 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

I cannot concentrate on review Anki cards. A probable reason is a worry about whether I can get positive feedback.

There are only 4 tweets under #100DaysOfJapanese. Too few people. Then I searched weibo, which is Chinese version counterpart of Twitter. People there either posted a picture to show their completion without showing process or stopped within 30 days.

It is a little bit discouraging. I am not sure whether I should incorporate social media during the challenge.


Day 2: 2017-12-11 Monday

No. of Anki Cards: 313

Time spent: 36 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

I am happy that I found the community in the twitter. #100DaysOfJapanese is not a right hashtag. People use #Anki #Japanese to indicate they use Anki to learn Japanese.


Day 3: 2017-12-12 Tuesday

No. of Anki Cards: 525

Time spent: 62 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

There are over 600 cards in the backlog. In recent days, I focus on reviewing old cards; no new cards.


Day 4: 2017-12-13 Wednesday

No. of Anki Cards: 886

Time spent: 104 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:
I cleared the backlog. What a relief! Tomorrow I can recite new words.


Day 5: 2017-12-14 Thursday

No. of Anki Cards: 576 (100 new cards)

Time spent: 72 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

100 new cards


Day 6: 2017-12-15 Friday

No. of Anki Cards: 447

Time spent: 51 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:
Unhappy


Day 7: 2017-12-16 Saturday

No. of Anki Cards: 335

Time spent: 40 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:
I am stressed out recently.


Day 8: 2017-12-18 Monday

No. of Anki Cards: 407

Time spent: 41 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

I skipped yesterday. 😢

But I reviewed faster during commute today. 😊


Day 9: 2017-12-19 Tuesday

No. of Anki Cards: 379

Time spent: 42 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

I am worry about grammar. I should spend more time on it.


Day 10: 2017-12-20 Wednesday

No. of Anki Cards: 250

Time spent: 25 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

Reviewing during commuting.


Day 11: 2017-12-21 Thursday

No. of Anki Cards: 120

Time spent: 12 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

I forced myself to review at least 100 cards.


Day 12: 2018-01-08 Monday

No. of Anki Cards: 216

Time spent: 21 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

I missed 17 days in a row because my Japanese class was over and motivation disappeared. My friend and I decided to take private Japanese class. Yesterday I said the class could begin next week and my motivation is back 😂


Day 13: 2018-01-13 Friday

No. of Anki Cards: 268

Time spent: 27 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

I have too many challenges to do every day.


Day 14: 2018-01-28 Sunday

No. of Anki Cards: 155

Time spent: 24 minutes


Day 15: 2018-01-29 Monday

No. of Anki Cards: 264

Time spent: 36 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

I used the microphone and can hear my own voice.


Day 16: 2018-01-31 Wednesday

No. of Anki Cards: 500

Time spent: 55 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

1 hour timer


Day 17: 2018-02-01 Thursday

No. of Anki Cards: 148

Time spent: 19 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

Review when I took subway.


Day 18: 2018-02-02 Friday

No. of Anki Cards: 44

Time spent: 388 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

Review when I took subway.


Day 19: 2018-02-03 Saturday

No. of Anki Cards: 700

Time spent: 85 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

Imagination is a good to memorize words.


Day 20: 2018-02-04 Sunday

No. of Anki Cards: 704

Time spent: 85 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

  • New 100 Anki cards
  • Review 500 cards

Today’s new cards are harder than yesterday’s.


Day 21: 2018-02-05 Monday

No. of Anki Cards: 186

Time spent: 21 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

It’s 12 am. The rate of correctness is low. I decide to give up.


Day 22: 2018-02-06 Monday

No. of Anki Cards: 444

Time spent: 59 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

Yesterday Anki did not provide previous new words. I cannot recall most of them today.


Day 23: 2018-02-06 Tuesday

No. of Anki Cards: 132

Time spent: 19 minutes

Thoughts and Emotions:

Yesterday Anki did not provide previous new words. I cannot recall most of them today.


Day 24: 2018-02-10 Friday

No. of Anki Cards: 234

Time spent: 29 minutes


Day 25: 2018-02-12 Monday

No. of Anki Cards: > 100

Time spent: unkown minutes


Day 26: 2018-02-14 Wednesday

No. of Anki Cards: 560

Time spent: 65 minutes


Day 26: 2018-02-15 Thursday

No. of Anki Cards: 115

Time spent: 13 minutes


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