Does using post-its really help in studying Nihongo?
In the beginning, I thought it was not necessary. I merely used a journal to jot down words and expressions I needed to remember. However, as grammar structures became more complex and Kanji became a pain to memorize, I had to give in and swallow my useless pride.
Yeobo posted different words and expressions around the room so wherever I looked I got the feeling that I was indeed studying Japanese. I had to admit that it took sometime getting used to seeing Kanji as soon as I woke up but it was worth it.
I even posted a number of Kanji in my work station as it helps me recognize them-albeit this is not good if you’re learning how to write because you don’t need to count the strokes anymore. You can use an App called Kanji Q for that. For more, see here.
What a learner must remember then is to group the words accordingly, be it according to grammatical functions, or how they look like. Some recommend putting post-its on the actual things like boxes or television but I find that messy so I just put them somewhere I can easily see.