About the Chinese Study Ressources:P category

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  • Why should people use this category? What is it for?

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Why use this category:

  • It takes a long time to figure out what works from what’s just adequate.

  • Users submit a short list of useful places, teachers, web pages etc. so that other users can benefit immediately.

  • The content is fluid, changes a lot, with users’ feedback

  • A few anchors as constant (books, bookstores, tips to ace an exam etc.)

The new category invites “cross-pollination” :
ex.: I review two books here, but I also emailed the author to talk about the value of Pandanese as a program to learn etc.


  • Study abroad tips from learners (of all ages) who did study abroad (in China, Taiwan etc.) ;

  • A hack that makes learning with Pandanese easier?

  • Other essential approaches to Learning Chinese concurrently with Pandanese?

  • Local classes?

  • On-going sales of studying material etc.

. . . etc… will think of more value here . . .

I think yes, we need that category.

Right now, you can’t exchange tips on another existing page, or can you?

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Another thought: I noticed there are about a dozen vocabulary cards that are giving me a really hard time to remember right now.
Examples: 作为 (zuo4 wei2 - to act as); 以为 (yi3 wei2 - to think); 不如 (bu4 ru2 - inferior to).

What if there were a new category or topic named I can’t-remember-this-one.

  1. A Distressed User is allowed to submit, say, 5 per month max (or whatever);

  2. He/she puts it out for the Community to look at.

  3. Users then offer a new meme, suggest a new mnemonic, the perfect tie-in, etc.

  4. The User in Distress nominates the most valuable one;

  5. The Moderator votes it up or down, making sure it still adheres to the Pandanese method.

  6. If voted down, the Distressed User still got help from the community;

  7. If voted up, the winning entry gets . . . Panda Points? A trip to the Emerald City? A fresh helping of bamboo leaves? Stars, kudos, more confetti… You get the point.

What do you think?

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