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My progress in the Hacking Chinese sensible character learning challenge 2014!

My progress in the Hacking Chinese sensible character learning challenge

Written Chinese characters are regarded by some as the true essence of Chinese; without learning to write by hand, you're not learning Chinese. Others go to extremes in the other direction, claiming that handwriting is a waste of time since we normally type Chinese nowadays anyway. The answer lies somewhere in between. This article addresses the question if you should focus on handwriting, and if so, how much.

Is it necessary to learn to write Chinese characters by hand? - Typing or handwriting?

Teachers give feedback in many different ways, some terribly bad, others very good. The bad ones let you struggle for hours just to correct your essay, not necessarily learning much on the way. The good ones not only allow you to correct your essay, you also feel that you're learning a lot and won't make the same mistakes again. This article sets down some guidelines for how to give good feedback, useful for both students and teachers.

Why good feedback matters and how to get it

The Hacking Chinese sensible character learning challenge 2014 is here!

Hacking Chinese: Learning how to read, write, and learn characters in a much more sensible fashion, rather than just rote memorization.

In a way, learning Chinese characters is very much like learning vocabulary in any foreign language and much of the efficient methods developed there works well for Chinese as well. However, characters are also fundamentally different from words in English and this influences how we should learn them as well. This article is a recap of how to learn Chinese characters in a sensible way. It is also a prologue for the upcoming character learning challenge.

Making our homes a mini-MTC. Based on a talk by Sylvia Allred called "Making our home a Mini-MTC" from the 2007 BYU Women's Conference.

Kickstart your character learning with the 100 most common radicals.

This is a list of the 100 most common radicals among the 2000 most common characters, meaning that it's excellent for beginners who want to boost their understanding of Chinese characters. The list.

Hacking Chinese (揭祕中文) focuses on how to learn Chinese rather than what to learn. Everything you need to know about studying Chinese but no-one will tell you.

Hacking Chinese (揭祕中文) focuses on how to learn Chinese rather than what to learn. Everything you need to know about studying Chinese but no-one will tell you.