Here Peter Lewis describes an interesting strategy for learning foreign vocabulary:
“I decided to read a book in German, look up all the words I didn’t know, and learn as many as possible over a one-month period. Here’s the book I chose, a translation of an American crime novel from the 1940s:
Step one was to mark the unfamiliar words and look them up:
Step two was to enter them into the software:
And step three was to review and rate the scheduled cards every day:”
I think I might try this!