I still remember the graph handwritten on the blackboard by my biol...

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Sep 22, 2018 01:04
I still remember the graph handwritten on the blackboard by my biology teacher. He explained how medicine or chemical substances work in a human body. Generally the amount of the given substances is below the level where you can see the efficacy, the body doesn't show any reactions. The graph is called "Dose-Response Curves".
My teacher said, "If you want to cure your illness, your intake must be above the level where you can see the efficacy."
I liked that short lecture and somehow remember it often for a long time, especially after I started studying English again.
I think that you can apply the "Dose-Response Curves" theory to your study. I'm not an expert at all, but just a language learner, so what I want to explain may be very known to language learners. I think that if you want to improve your language skills, you should exceed the minimum level to see the efficacy." I often hear someone complain saying that Japanese/English/Chinese/whatever language they're learning is too difficult and they wonder if the day will come to them when they start speaking it. I don't mean to be very strict, but I think that you should study at least to where you can read and write all the hiragana, katakana and some kanjis quickly. If you are struggling with your slow progress, it may not mean a lack of your talent, but your deficiency in study. Sound severe? I just want to say that you could overcome your problem if you ever study enough. Less than the level, there's no difference between learning 3 words a week and 10 words a week. I was one of those people complaining why I couldn't improve my English skills at all. I don't think that I am a hard learner still now, but I'm always trying to give myself enough study to exceed the point to see the efficacy. This weekend's goal is to read as much as I can. I shouldn't put my limit before the line to overcome.