Thanks for starting this poll. Should be interesting.
I think it would be helpful if in their responses people indicated whether they are currently in an immersive Chinese environment, or studying outside of one. I think that makes a big difference in study approaches.
I am usually not in an immersive environment, but about once yearly manage about two weeks or more in one.
Is your deck of due cards zero?
Hahahahahahaha! My apologies, that was a bout of hysteria. My due cards are over 56,000! I started Skritter about six years ago and gave up on the daily full review long ago. Getting cards down to zero is a fantasy for me. Would love to, but…
Do you work from continuous learning or by deck?
I always work by deck, multiple decks a day, going back to review on average 3-4 mos worth of decks.
That said, I create at least 1-2 decks monthly and add to them about six days a week, including adding a handful of new words to Skritter’s database each week.
I work out of whatever I’m currently reading to add words to my lists. Right now it’s Du Chinese, used to be Chinese Pod, and before that old textbooks etc., as well as lists of words I come across in correspondence/encounters with friends.
How much time per day do you contribute to Skritter, and how does that fit in to your overall Chinese learning strategy?
I do a minimum of 30 minutes a day of Skritter. It’s essential to my learning.
I also daily read/listen to whatever current source I am studying. I correspond - handwritten - with friends about weekly, and then study the new vocab I needed to look up in order to communicate, and whatever new vocab they use in response, and make lists of those.
About once a year (but not for these two years or so until there is a COVID vaccine ) I travel to China or Taiwan or Hong Kong and there I keep a tiny notebook in my pocket to scribble down whatever new vocab I get from conversations, written signs or eavesdropping. I spend no time on written Chinese or Skritter on these trips, focussing only on improving my aural/oral skills.
I expect Skritter will be a lifelong companion. I can’t really see using any other method that’s out there.