Has anybody tried the Gold List method?
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Message 105 of 22201 April 2010 at 4:36pm | IP Logged
I'm trying the Gold List only because it fits with a need I have right now. I've been reading easy adapted stories for some time and recording the words I didn't recognize. Some words I had already listed and looked up in the glossary a half dozen times over a period of several weeks. (That's sort of gold list anyway.)
So from my original lists of masses of words and repeated words, I culled 20 for each day for the Gold List. That means that some of the words were already semi-familiar and that as I continued to read, some kept reappearing in the stories.
After the first distillation, the results are questionable, I feel more confident about the words that I have seen repeatedly. But those words I've only seen 2 or 3 times will go the limit, I fear.
I'll continue with the system (until I get bored) because it does make me focus on the words instead of just reading the next story.
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Message 106 of 22201 April 2010 at 6:19pm | IP Logged
Which is basically what I was trying to say earlier -- it's not the physical "writing a list" that makes the words stick, it's what you're doing with the words in your head while writing.
The description of the Gold List technique is missing a vital step.
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Message 107 of 22201 April 2010 at 8:14pm | IP Logged
That's a pretty huge assumption to make as someone who has never actually tried it.
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