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Does writing out by hand generally strengthen retention better than computerized memorization methods?

Yes. As seen in this article (though not primarily about linguistics), it promptly states: Some neuroscientists are not so sure. They think that giving up handwriting will affect how future ...
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Does writing out by hand generally strengthen retention better than computerized memorization methods?

The Goldlist method is based on this assumption. I haven't found any peer reviewed articles on it, though. This article (citing research by Mueller and Oppenheimer) suggests that we do learn better by ...
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Will having a part time or freelancing translation job affect my effort of thinking in second language?

I think I understand where you're coming from, however, I don't think you need to worry. You already seem to have a fairly good understanding of English, and translating from Persian to English is ...
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Momentum and hours per week

I am convinced that this is true, but I don't know why. Why? I would say memory is a very important factor here. People may have better or worse memory, but in general it's very easy to forget what ...
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Should I correct my grammar mistakes or just ignore them while practice speaking?

Even native speakers correct themselves when speaking. If you say (in English or French for that matter), "when I study x" you are not saying "when I studied x". So, if your sentence is supposed to ...
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Should I correct my grammar mistakes or just ignore them while practice speaking?

Without any claim to completeness, here are some subjective reasons why I think one should strive to correct their mistakes, once noticed: As a language learner, you make more mistakes than you ...
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What sequences of learning kanji characters, their readings, meanings, and related vocabulary tend toward longest retention?

From my personal experience, working points 1 and 3 together on a side and 2 and 4 together on the other side seems to be efficient. Use RTK or other kanji material to learn writing, recognizing and ...
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