Are you a beginning foreign language student? A piece of advice ... invest in flashcards. Seriously, when you have a new vocabulary assignment write down all of your words on a separate card and then flip through them as much as possible. In high school, my brother kept his German flashcards in the bathroom, which I thought was gross, but he made an "A" in the class. So, in hindsight, I really can't find fault in his unusual practices.