Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Vocabulary for JACT's Reading Greek

Update: I now have an iPhone/iPad/iTouch App in the AppStore, which makes it very easy to practice vocabulary. It includes Latin, Greek and Hebrew: iTunes App Store

For anybody studying Greek using the "Reading Greek" series published by JACT, especially my fellow students at the Greek Summer School in UCC, I created a vocabulary set with all the words used in the book. It works with the program Vocabworks. The set is not flawless, and contains some (or a lot) typing mistakes but it is up to yourself to correct them if you like!

To use it, download an install Vocabworks. Then Download and the following two files, one the vocabset and one the setting, into a directory (e.g. "My Documents/My Vocabsets/Greek Summer School").

Files:
"Greek Course Wordlist.tst" (Settings)
"Greek Course Wordlist.vcb" (Words)

Start Vocabworks and open the Vocabset ("Greek Course Wordlist.vcb"). It is handy to have both the Vocabset and the settings, as it will make it much easier to get off the ground first.To start practising, just simply click the "V" button and then select "Confidence" and then "run". At the moment it is set to start with all Vocab for unit one.To change which vocabulary it uses click instead of "run", "edit" and tick the chapters you want.

The program will stop asking words that are answered about 5 times right, as it works with a percentage system, starting with 50% and increasing by 10% for every right answer. However on a wrong answer 15% is subtracted, en by an "pass" 5% is subtracted. The "Problems" setting in the practice menu shows all words which are less than 50%.

Good Luck!



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