Next, let's start learning some Chinese radicals. We'll use Memrise for this. Earlier this week, you got started with a Memrise lesson on Chinese tones. We'll add a second Memrise lesson to your account there covering radicals. You don't need to learn all of the 181 different radicals I introduced just now. Instead, I'd like you to focus on memorizing just the 50 most useful ones. By memorizing these basic radicals, you will be well prepared to learn other more complex characters this semester. Click on the link below to access the lesson on radicals.
Memrise: CHN101 Introduction to Radicals
Again, after finishing the Memrise lesson you should also continue reviewing it during the rest of this semester. Develop a habit of using Memrise on a regular basis, every day or two, for at least 5 to 10 minutes a day. You might need to spend more time per day reviewing on Memrise later in the semester, after you've learned a larger number of vocabulary words.