I’m working on improving my vocabulary - English is my first language, but you can never have too many words! The way I’m going about it is by noting down any words that I come across in my reading that I do not know. I then look up the words in the dictionary and try and find out their other contexts online.
The problem is, with some words, there are a lot of different ways to use them and it seems pointless memorizing every single “context” that I can find on the internet. So I’ve decided the best idea is probably to use the context that I find in the book and go on that so I don’t become overly confused.
I was wondering what the best way is to memorize words and/or their contexts? At the moment I just use the link and I’ve learnt about 20 new words recently. The problem with this is that it’s not a very organized system for retrieval. On the other hand, I’m not sure loci would work either. I want to expand my vocabulary for my writing, but also so I can be more eloquent in conversation. Obviously wandering through a building to retrieve my words whilst I’m talking to someone may not be the most practical of ideas.
Does anyone know any other systems for word-learning?