12 Summary of Week 1
It is useful to keep notes on the main points to remember, which could be grammar rules, vocabulary or expressions. The way in which you choose to keep this record of your learning is up to you: a simple paper notebook, an electronic document, mind maps or any means which suits you. It is important that you add to it regularly so that all key learning points are together in one place and easily accessible for reference and revision. Many students also find that writing notes helps them to understand grammar points and to memorise vocabulary and expressions. Adding an example of your own to each rule, term and expression will help you fix them in your memory. A useful tip for you this week is to find a way to keep a record of new vocabulary: you can, for instance, use colour-coded flashcards organised by topics. You could start with two sets of cards, one for drinks and one for food and you could add new words as you learn them.
Keeping a record of your learning
Whether you keep your notes on paper or digitally, it’s important to get organised, so here is an idea that may help, based on your Week 1 studies:
Table 1 Language notebook
What would you write into each box, if anything? Would you add more boxes?