I’m late for Booking Through Thursday, but I think that being on holiday is a great excuse.
Q: I’ve always wondered what other people do when they come across a word/phrase that they’ve never heard before. I mean, do they jot it down on paper so they can look it up later, or do they stop reading to look it up on the dictionary/google it or do they just continue reading and forget about the word?
I really really really mean to look up the words I don’t know. I want want want to find out their meaning and all that jazz, but honestly I’m usually reading in bed (or on the plane these days) and I just don’t have the energy / resources to go look up the word. On the other hand, I dislike interrupting the reading… when we used to study books in class we’d do the reading first (group or before coming to class to discuss) and then we’d get the info about what we just read. Also, in English with Nick, he used to give us the vocab list before we started the next chapters, which I really liked. I think I’m going to keep a notebook beside my bed and write down the page and the word and look it up later.