2018-07-05

TOCFL Project Week 3 & 4


Sorry for the missed week. Like I mentioned on the other project I had a busy work week. I was also a bit lazy. Things are mostly going as scheduled.

Here is where we basically stand. I have about 3500 vocab terms left to learn by November. That's well within the original guess. I have a Mock tests onsite this weekend.. I will do the B band test. The point in this test is to both get a feel of what it's like to do the real test, to practice. Build some confidence, and to see if there are any glaring problems I have with intermediate level material.

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It kinda seems silly to keep posting every week for this project since it's mostly, study new terms, take a practice test, and repeat. It's not like I'm having a ton of amazing insights, or interesting stuff happening each week. Because  of that, I am going to blog every 2 weeks from now on.

Like with the Elixir project, I have an updated outline. I'll put it down below. That's all for now, I'll pop back in in 2 weeks with another update, and let ya know how I did on this mock test.


  1. Set Deadline & milestone.
    1. End Date: November 3rd - 22 weeks away. 17 Weeks.
    2. Milestones:
      1. 2018-06-15: Learn ¼ of new vocab and grammar. Pass A band Mock test.
      2. 2018-07-07: Pass B band Mock test. Pass Onsite Test.
      3. 2018-09-12:  Learn ½ of new vocab and grammar.
      4. 2018-10-17: Learn all of new vocab and grammar.
      5. 2018-10-25: Pass Onsite C band Mock Test.
  2. Break down into week by week process.
    1. Take A band Mock Test, and assess. Learn 315 Vocab. Generate new vocab cards from the 高階級 vocabulary list. Find resources for Grammar.
    2. Learn 315 Vocab. Practice new grammar.
    3. Learn 315 Vocab. Take & Pass A band Test with High marks.
    4. Learn 315 Vocab. Practice new grammar. Take online Mock test.
    5. Learn 315 Vocab. Practice new grammar. Review All vocab up to this point.
    6. Learn 250 Vocab. Practice new grammar. Onsite Mock Test.
    7. Learn 250 Vocab. Practice new grammar. Take online Mock C band Test.
    8. Learn 250 Vocab. Practice new grammar. Start using Elixir App. Have tutor do a new assessment to plug weak spots.
    9. Learn 250 Vocab. Practice new grammar. Take it easy.
    10. Learn 250 Vocab. Practice new grammar. Take online Mock C band test.
    11. Learn 315 Vocab. Practice new grammar. Do self generated test.
    12. Learn 250 Vocab. Practice new grammar. Have tutor do a new assessment to plug weak spots.
    13. Learn 250 Vocab. Practice new grammar. Vocab & Grammar ½ way mark. Do self generated test.
    14. Learn 250 Vocab. Practice new grammar. Review Vocab, and take it easy.
    15. Learn 250 Vocab. Practice new grammar. Take online Mock test.
    16. Learn 250 Vocab. Do Onsite C band mock test.
    17. Learn 250 Vocab. Practice new grammar. Work on problems exposed by onsite test.
    18. Learn 250 Vocab. Practice new grammar. Register for the test. Rest.
    19. Review All vocab up to this point. Worst case scenario I should have seen all vocabulary at this point. Take self generated mock test.
    20. Review all grammar. Take online mock test.
    21. Review, practice, repeat.
    22. TEST Week: Review, practice, repeat.