edonnelly wrote:For me, the problem was the book bouncing. All the book-holders I could find attached to the treadmill, and so they got to be very bouncy. I could hold the book, but that's not ideal, and it still bounces. Instead I made a book holder that rests on the ground and never touches the treadmill, so the book doesn't bounce (I do, but I guess I got used to it, and that's not nearly as big of a problem).
Wow -- you're very lucky if you have the ability to do that. When I study I go through three or four sheets of paper at the least. It's writing, writing, and more writing: there's a mountain of paper on my desk and a mountain of flash cards. Sorry, trees.
I've found that a relatively painless way to learn the third declension is to write the unaltered form -- that is, root + original case ending -- and then note which ones turn into what, so you can see why and how the Attic form became what it did (the why is as important as the how in learning, I've found). As you can see, that would take a lot of paper to get every variation of the declension down, but it's worth it.
I don't know Homeric so I'm probably in the wrong place about that -- but the point is, if you're so visually gifted that you can just read on the treadmill and call it studying, I envy you very much.