Hey, it’s been a while. I stopped using WK in early 2020(so around one year and half ago) and now I have like 3300 reviews to do(I abused the ignore script after level 45) and around 1500 lessons.
I was tired of SRS so I took a huge break and I started working on a new business at some point(game development) so I only did some Japanese here and there.
Now I am trying to get back into my Japanese studies and I wanted to check WK again. I don’t know if I will power through all the reviews yet but it’ll be fun to remember all the SRS pain once again.
Good luck to those who are in a similar situation, just wanted to create a topic because I am rusty. By the way, if anyone has some advice feel free to share it, I forgot a good amount of things(for example I am reinstalling some scripts again).
Good luck! If you want to, you should keep us updated, I’d love to see your progress.
With the amount of reviews you have, have you thought of using a reorder script to make sure it prioritizes your most recent entries? It’ll probably help you progress quicker as finished reviews don’t stay so long in the queue when they come back, which would ruin the srs I believe
Yes, of course. I have played many JRPGs, watched YouTube videos, etc…but I want to do a bit of SRS once again.
I noticed my retention with consuming native material wasn’t as good as using SRS(but it’s more fun of course). Another thing is I have no problem reading Kanji at N2 level but the Kanji above that was a bit more difficult(because I kind of skipped them on WK).
So I am trying to see if I can use WK again because I don’t have the same burnout and I have a bit of time this month. I tried Anki multiple times but I eventually gave up(best SRS no doubt but making cards takes a lot of time).
@bakugames I am interested in this. With the re-order script I can add new lessons and they will be covered first I do the reviews? I kind of forgot how it works plus I only found the old version of the script. I tried one that’s similar “Wanikani prioritize overdue reviews” but I don’t know if it does the same job.
Also where is your level icon lol?
@KGalaj Yeah it’ll be a nightmare but I don’t want to reset because it’s a mess between new reviews and old reviews that are almost burned. Or maybe I should…I need to check how it works first.
PS: Can anyone remind what was the website where you can check your stats? The one where you have the graph that shows how much time you took to go through a level.
Indeed, but I got hit with reality. I realized there are many N1 Kanji that I don’t know/remember and it would take me forever to just get those with native material. It’s so much easier to memorize 100% a word you have seen at least a couple of times in an SRS.
Or maybe I am a masochist who wants to enjoy SRS again
Given that you abused the reorder script from level 45 onwards, I’d be tempted to look at where your existing burns are and reset your level back some. Powering through reviews now means that it’ll come back at you later in huge blocks.
You can use the reorder script but the problem with it is that if you specify some kind of priority then you know what that priority is and it gives you a clue during reviews.
I wrote a lock script which lets you lock the oldest reviews (regardless of level, SRS state, etc.) so that you can lock a certain amount away and not get a mental clue to what level the remaining items are, etc.
Feel free to share anything you want. But yes I did reset far down because it was the only way to reach a reasonable point plus it’s been a while since I practiced Japanese consistently. Let’s see how it goes now(still have 600 reviews even at level 30 lol).
Honestly, 600 isn’t a bad number. Pretty scary, but once you get into a routine, you can get 500-1000 review piles cleared by a week or two. I can share my thread where I tackled a 1k review pile if you’re interested.
I also recommend using the self study quiz to review failed items as soon as you fail them. Get reinforcement early so that you won’t have to deal with unnecessary leeches that come from seeing a lot of things at once, and the following cascade