How to study Latin and Greek more effectively?
August 29, 2011 10:35 PM Subscribe
Hey MeFites: I'm studying Latin and Greek at a university and starting to feel overwhelmed. Help me study more effectively!
posted by anonymous to writing & language (19 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I'm assumed to be at an intermediate reading level at this point in the program and am supposed have all the grammar down solid - but I can't shake the feeling that I'm getting slowly buried by an ever-growing mountain of things that I don't know as well as I should.
I've been able to wing it until now, but things are ramping up and I really need to not fall behind. So, what are the best pedagogical theories as relates to the acquisition of dead languages? How did you get the foundational stuff rock solid and up to the level of instant recall? How long per day? What time of day? Is it more/less effective to study two languages back to back? What percentage of time should be spent writing out paradigms, memorizing vocab, reading grammar books, and translating passages? Any tips you can offer would be much appreciated!