The Sticky Note Study Method

There’s two things that I mainly do, now. I’m at the point where I really just need to focus on vocab, so I put up sticky notes and write my new vocab on white boards.

For the first one I really just find an object, write down the word, and stick it on the object. I see it everyday and that forces me to recall the information. I sometimes try to use them in a sentence.

For example:

Sometimes I translated the title of something. For this I was learning how to say ‘shoe fits’, essentially. But I translated the whole title for context and grammar review.

Here I learned the words 요리법 and 요리책, so I decided to put them both in the same sentence for practice, instead of just writing the vocab.

I also started doing this at work:

I started writing down my new vocabulary on the white board that is across from my desk at work. I don’t write the English definition, because if I only have the Korean word it forces me to actively remember the information, cementing it in my head.

Both of these are effective for me, so maybe they’ll help you!

~ Hannah

Published by Satyanghae Korean (Hannah & Shelbi)

We are just 3 students who wish to share the love and joy of learning Korean through lesson posts and translations! We are doing this for fun, based on our experience and questions we ask native speakers. We are not fluent! Just passionate  ~ Hannah, Shelbi, and Jordan

3 thoughts on “The Sticky Note Study Method

    1. Thanks!

      And yes, I would definitely recommend jumping right in and learning 한글/the alphabet!

      Transliteration/romanization for Korean skews the pronunciation for certain letters and sounds, which will make things harder when you’re further along in your Korean language journey.

      Thankfully the Korean alphabet is extremely organized and follows a pattern! I find that I (and many others) have learned it in only 1 or 2 days. I recommend the ‘Write it! Korean’ app; it’s what I used and it helped a lot!

      This is a great question; I’ll get a post up soon to give some tips and resources for 한글 learning 🙂 (Thanks for the post idea!)

      ~ Hannah

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