That’s right. It’s been nearly three years since I started studying Korean, and I’ve finally started a notebook.
During the early days, I learned a LOT of grammar from songs and my “notebook” was actually just a binder full of song lyrics. I had the Korean lyrics on one page and 3-5 pages of detailed grammar and vocabulary notes stapled behind it – a compilation of stuff I looked up in books and read on the internet.
Then as I started reading more, I had sheets and sheets of vocabulary words (in blue and black) and grammar points in red, which I organized in order of the the books and/or articles I read, in the same binder.
Now, I plan on taking TOPIK sometime in 2013 (I think it’s only offered annually in the US? I have to check the dates), and it’s getting harder for me to retain those not-so-common grammar points, so I decided to start a grammar notebook. I’m still sticking to loose-leaf paper for my vocab notes because I like organizing them according to the source material (and I read a lot of stuff simultaneously), but I think it’ll be useful to build my own grammar dictionary of sorts.
Anyway, here’s a page from the new notebook! I’m in the process of recopying some old grammar points I’d written on scraps of paper ages ago.
Look at those lovely colors! Jeannie sent me these pens from Korea and I LOVE the super-super-fine point tips. I don’t think I’ve ever seen 0.3 tip pens in the US.
Happy 한글날 to all my fellow Korean learners!