I’m PowerAWBS and I’m back on Wanikani after how many years (three or four?) ヾ(•ω•`)o
After successfully completing all backlogged reviews on Bunpro, I am bringing my experiment in habit formation and maintenance to Wanikani!
The premise of this experiment is as follows:
- at least five minutes
- for six days of the week
- renewable every week
Will I make it to the end of these backlogged reviews? And when?
- Next Checkpoint: For this phase, I’m marking the checkpoint at the end of summer, aka the start of the fall semester. It’ll be the first time I’ll be stepping onto campus since the pandemic, so how much of my time will be spent on readjusting to life on campus…
- Ideal Time Commitment: I’m looking at about an hour of language study a day. Half for new content, half for reviews.
- Frequency: For Bunpro and or Wanikani, I’d be logging in two or three times a day, to take advantage of the SRS intervals. Worst case scenario, I’d be checking in just once a day. Either way, I intend to stick with the six days of work, one day of rest, and renewable by week setup.
my situation on Wanikani
I started Wanikani in 2015, (2210~ days ago) I only made it to Level 12 and then didn’t touch it for a couple of years.
Besides the undesirable pause between me and Level 60 goodness, I recognize that I’m missing out on a good amount of kanji and vocab.
I was also kind of using my Lifetime subscription as an excuse to postpone progress and reduce urgency
Here are some quantifiable charts on where my kanji knowledge is at right now. (Source: Wkstats.com)
There’s a lot behind why the review situation got so bad, but the short story is that more important things in life got in the way (school, relationships, self, etc.).
I continue to struggle to place the “you could’ve done something in the last two year” behind me and focus on what I can do now.
my situation on Bunpro
I started Bunpro in 2018 after hearing about it on Wanikani.
Pretty much got a lifetime subscription immediately.
Sped through a ton of N5 at the beginning and then didn’t really touch it for several months.
In the summer of 2020, I sped through N4.
Reviews were more or less spontaneous, but the times that the review habit was the strongest was February to November 2020 (I was taking Japanese classes during those two semesters).
And now (as of mid-July 2021) I’ve successfully done four weeks of Bunpro reviews!
Very happy I’ve resurrected my Bunpro intervals from their sorry state.
Looking forward to embarking on this long-awaited journey to vanquish these rotting reviews XD
And feel free to participate in the comments below~