Advice to a long time student, new to wanikani

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Take the time to check out the FAQ and GUIDE if you haven’t already.

There’s also a lot of good stuff on the forum to help you, like:

The Ultimate Guide for WK
The Ultimate Additional Japanese Resource List
The New and Improved List of API and Third-Party Apps

I hope your Japanese learning journey goes well and that you enjoy your time with us on the forums.

If you look at the way the SRS intervals work, there’s a nice natural pattern if you do lessons around 9AM in the morning, you’ll find your next review comes at 1PM and then any reviews from that batch will come back at 9PM. You can adjust that around a bit to fit your schedule, but you get the impression.

Nop, as @Kazzeon points out, this is the point of SRS. You can read about the spacing effect here: SRS: Spaced Repetition System | WaniKani Knowledge

By bringing reviews in just as your brain starts to forget them means that there is a natural strengthening effect.

The POLL thread is pretty good, just sayin’

I can’t answer this better than @MegaZeroX: