Are You New to this website? Start Here!

...And if you're not new, check this out, playa :) ↓

IMX

@Random Post

↑ Click up there to read a randomly selected AJATT post -- the electronic version of thumbing through a book :)

[Archive]

Why is Hedonistic Learning Good for You?

April 20, 2014
Why is Hedonistic Learning Good for You?

If your process sucks, then your life sucks. And if your life sucks, then (get this…wait for it…) your life sucks. And no milestone can change that. No milestone will erase day-to-day suckage. No peak of achievement will make it taste sweet. Not for more than five minutes. Maybe an hour of afterglow. And if you think about it,...

Read more »

Why is Knowing the Whys of Grammar a Waste of Your Time?

April 15, 2014

You don’t need a reason why, you just need to know that’s that’s how people — natives — say things. That’s more than enough for you do to deal with right now. Why create work for yourself? Just copy. Crib. Don’t “show your work”. Cheat. Go straight for the right answer, no ifs ands or buts. About the only...

Read more »

From the Mouths of Babes: A High School Girl Shares Her AJATT Success Story

April 10, 2014
From the Mouths of Babes: A High School Girl Shares Her AJATT Success Story

Hey Khatz, I just thought I’d send you an (almost done) success story. My name is Mariah, and I’m a junior in high school; I’ve been doing the AJATT method on-and-off since the summer of 8th grade, but more on that in a bit. I was originally going to send you a success story after I had considered myself...

Read more »

When Are You Going to Stop Trying to Score Only Three-Pointers, Start Making Friends with Mediocrity and Start Realizing That Excellence Comes From the Rejection of Perfection?

April 5, 2014
When Are You Going to Stop Trying to Score Only Three-Pointers, Start Making Friends with Mediocrity and Start Realizing That Excellence Comes From the Rejection of Perfection?

“You must always work not just within but below your means. If you can handle three elements, handle only two. If you can handle ten, then handle only five. In that way the ones you do handle, you handle with more ease, more mastery, and you create a feeling of strength in reserve.” Pablo Picasso Stop trying to...

Read more »

How to Learn Japanese (Including Kanji) Without Ever Trying, By Literally Sitting on Your Plump Behind, Watching Anime and Being A Couch Potato

April 1, 2014

Well, well, well. It looks like you got through that epic title. So, if nothing else, you’re a survivor . Let me not beat around the bush. Because there are no bushes here. This is the Internet and we’re…it’s like…data encoded in light pulses and electrical signals, and…anyway, no (involuntary) beatings and no bushes! You like anime. And you...

Read more »

What Would Happen If You Went Mad Like Sparta and Started Immersing Like a Time Vampire-Killing Terminator Robot?

March 30, 2014

AJATTeer Tom Lazarus (no relation, no known death experiences) shares an insanely great immersion technqiue that he affectionately (and rather pragmatically) dubs “double-barrelled listening”. As in, two barrels, like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s movie characters’ shotguns…or something… It’s similar to the idea of immersion multiplexing (taking multiple simultaneous inputs on the same sensory channel) but madder and Spartaner. Here he is in...

Read more »