McNally, cheers for the reply. I must say, even to me, 7000 words in 3 weeks sounds ridiculously ambitious.
Yesterday, I did one page - 11 words - and today we ended up staying put, so I went back out there. I do have a target of reaching B1 German in 3 months, but I am consciously easing my way into this relatively new skill. So today, I did three more pages, and tomorrow I will do 6 more. I am both learning a new language and a new skill. I’m noticing, for example, that with some words, my mind automatically makes image associations, so I just let it run with it and anchor to the locus (single for loci) the image my mind impulsively conjures up.
Worth mentioning, I’m also going through exercise books in addition to memorizing the vocabulary - and I also live with a native German speaker (so I have a few things going for me).
One pass through the words certainly isn’t enough. On a first passage, I repeat the words and visualize them in their loci, then I do the same backwards, then I see how I do with a closed book. Finally, I do a third passing front to back again before calling it a day. That’s what got me through today. The word-loci association improved today as well (bottom-right of the pillar is “Freunde”).
Will send you an email, McNally. Thanks for your tips.