I have realized while doing my reviews that if I get a Kanji wrong, I get to see the answer, and then when related Vocab comes up, because I have just seen the Kanji’s reading, I have a good chance of getting the Vocab right. This invalidates the SRS progress. Now, I could deliberately fail the Vocab, but seems to me that this shouldn’t even be necessary.
So here’s an idea:
If Kanji reading is wrong, reset the countdown for related Vocab review (could do this for only Vocab which use the same reading as learnt with the Kanji, or for all related Vocab.
- Kanji is due, On’yomi is expected response.
- User inputs wrong answer and fails Kanji.
- All Vocab which incorporates the Kanji has the countdown reset (I know it’s not actually implemented as a countdown to the next review, but you know what I mean…). Alternatively, Vocab which uses the on’yomi reading of the Kanji has their counter reset (as on’yomi is what the user failed in 2.).
Right now, it feels wrong to get vocab right when the Kanji is failed.
(Yes, there are drawbacks to this, I’m sure, but perhaps as a feature which can be turned on or off if the opinion is split, then.)