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Organising and planning

Regardless if we are full-time students enrolled in a serious language program or casual learners who study on our own for fun, being able to plan our time and organise our studying is essential if we want to make progress. We need to make sure that we study what we need to study and we need to find the time to do so. Even if studying Chinese is perhaps not the most important thing we do, we still want to make sure we get the most out of the time we invest.

Thus, this is not merely about discussing the time we have available, it’s also about finding time where we thought there wasn’t any, it’s about being smart and incorporate Chinese into our lives. It’s about learning without actually having to sacrifice other parts of our lives, learning in other ways than traditional studying. Most articles in this category are relevant to other walks of like as well and aren’t strictly related to learning Chinese.

Articles about organising and planning (scroll down to see all of them in a text-only list):


All articles
If you can only stay abroad for a short time, don’t go immediately
Diversified learning is smart learning
Goals and motivation, part 1 – Introduction
Goals and motivation, part 2 – Long-term goals
Goals and motivation, part 3 – Short-term goals
Goals and motivation, part 4 – Micro goals
Time quality: Studying the right thing at the right time
How to find more time to practise listening
Benchmarking progress to stay motivated
Timeboxing Chinese
If you want to master Chinese, make long-term investments
Learning efficiently vs. learning quickly
The importance of counting what counts
Defining Language Hacking: Lessons Learned From Hacking Chinese
Language question triage – General guidelines
Study according to your current productivity level
The time barrel: Or why you have more time than you think
Measurable progress is a double-edged sword
Why you really should use a Chinese notebook
Is your flashcard deck too big for your own good?
Learning how to learn Chinese through self-experimentation
If you think spaced repetition software is a panacea you are wrong
The get-back-up-to-speed summer challenge
Why you need goals to learn Chinese efficiently
What’s your next step to master Chinese?
Your slumps affect your language learning more than your flows
Preparing for rainy days and dealing with slumps
Habit hacking for language learners
Learning how to fish: Or, why it’s essential to know how to learn
Flashcard overflow: About card models and review directions
Sensible Chinese character learning revisited
Sensible Chinese character learning challenge 2014
The Grand Listening Cycle: Improve your Chinese listening ability
How to reach a decent level of Chinese in 100 days
Focusing on radicals, character components and building blocks
How long have you studied Chinese?
Study more Chinese: Time boxing vs. micro goals
How long have you studied Chinese? 290 years or 58 992 hours!
Launching Hacking Chinese Challenges
Is Chinese difficult to learn?
Adjust your listening practice to your current state of mind


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