I’m relatively new, only a couple months in, but I’ve been struggling with some things and I would appreciate it a lot if you guys could help me out.
I can’t get used to WK’s mnemonics. Some of them are fine but some of them just don’t work for me. I practically always forget them even if I can recall kanji’s meanings correctly later on. They just don’t stick long-term. and I find many of them plain stupid. I really dislike huge wall of texts and no matter how hard I try to visualize whatever we are supposed to, it doesn’t help. I’ve recently finished Genki textbook, and I was learning words from there using the Memrise app and its mnemonics. Reading those made me realize just how much worse WK’s mnemonics are and how much easier it is for me to remember 1 sentence mnemonics instead of 3 paragraphs essays. I also realized how important good mnemonics are for me. Ok, so now my question is: where can I find the mnemonics for WK’s vocab items? I found Kanjidamage for WK’s kanjis that don’t stick but I can’t find anything for its vocab. Ideally, I’d like a website that I can just put a vocab item into the search bar and get a mnemonic for it, similar to Memrize.
Are there any scrips to show the SRS lvls of items during the review? I’ve already installed some script that shows the level if items once I get it right or wrong, but I would really appreciate the script that could show me the level of items during the review, similar to bunpro. I am sometimes in a hurry or not paying enough attention, and it’s very upsetting when I get Master items wrong simply because of that. If I knew it was a Master item, I would have paid much more attention to get it to Enlighten.
Do I have to remember all radicals? There are a lot of similar ones, and some of them have different meanings than the kanji they represent. A good recent example would be “Jet” Radical and “Not Yet” Kanji. There are also a lot of similar radicals that I have trouble differentiating. I know that I need to know radicals in order to understand complicated kanjis and I have no issues memorizing the vast majority of them, my main issues are only with very similar radicals or the radicals that have different meaning than the same kanji.