I’ve gotten to the point where my kanji answering success on first quizzing is probably under half at this point. I don’t really rush through lessons, but honestly don’t usually spend more than a minute per reading or meaning. I kind of feel like the extra time spent after that is much less effective overall than moving on and using that time for other learning.
I have read some threads where people talk about a similar problem and wonder if they should spend more time on lessons or just do the shotgun method.
I was wanting to ask a broader question that some of you might have some good insights to. I’m not just asking “how long do you spend on lessons?” Rather, do you think you are hitting the sweet spot? The happy medium between time spent on reviews and total retention. Where is that sweet spot? It doesn’t feel like doing my own testing will be useful. Too many variables to control for and too small a sample size to try a few levels spending more time.
Sure, I could spend 10 minutes per item, read it over and over, close my eyes and imagine, but it immediately elicits a negative feeling from me - especially if I get the item wrong even after all that.
Again, I’ve read a few threads about people asking how long they should spend on lessons, but I know everyone is different and the same time doesn’t work for everyone. So I’m not asking just how long you personally spend per item. Moreso your thoughts on the diminishing returns of time spent vs total retention (the mathematician and economist in me is wishing I did some work on this back in undergrad).
In the end, due to the 90% goal and overall way I’ve been leveling up, I guess I don’t actually lose that much time from my level up - I still average 8 days or less per level (last level was my fastest, even, and it’s been gradually decreasing, oddly enough).