October 8th, 2002

Retaining the information

Can anyone recommend good methods of retaining foreign language vocabulary? I remember it was the worst part of my language skills at school, and it hasn't really got better over the years. I'm out of the habit of memorising stuff -- well, useful stuff at least -- because these days I tend to just remember where the book with the information in was.

This wasn't a big deal in this year's exam because we could use a dictionary, but I know I'm going to feel the lack in next year's. Anyone got good suggestions?