Grayson's Study Log

Just started here on WaniKani a few days ago, and I felt that if I shared my progress, I’d be more motivated. But I honestly don’t know if that’ll work. We’ll see.

Here I’ll share my goals (short term and long term), what I’ve learned since whenever I last posted, what I’ve used to study, and my study plan. Currently, I do not have a posting schedule, as I’m trying to get settled here on WK and also gather other resources to start my Japanese learning journey, but as soon as everything is less of a mess, I’ll end up getting a routine down.

November Week 2:
Level up from Level 1 to Level 2 on the llth, and then continue onto Level 2.
Learn hiragana fully.
Week 3:
Level up from Level 2 to Level 3 on the 19th, and then continue onto Level 3.
Learn katakana fully.
Week 4:
Finish Level 3 on the 27th, and then reset to Level 1, and start from there.
Learn to express state-of-being and particles from Tae Kim’s Guide to Japanese Grammar.

These are my goals for this month. They may change, seeing as life is hectic, but I’ll do my best to meet them. I’m hoping to get the rest of WK for Christmas, so that’s why I’ll be resetting to Level 1 after I make it to Level 3. If I can do a Level a week, I’ll be able to get to Level 4 by the time I get the full WK.

Study Materials
WaniKani Levels 1 - 3
Tae Kim’s Guide to Japanese Grammar

(i hope this isn’t offtopic-ing your thread ^u^’ )

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I completely failed at continuing my goals, wow. So, I will be restarting from scratch, and try to keep up at it. I will be making a study plan soon.

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Goals are really easy to fail.

I recommend developing a daily system.

The most important aspect of a daily system is that it’s something you can do every day, and thus you will do every day.

If you’re still learning hiragana or katakana, learn one new character per day. If you’ve already learned them, try to learn one vocabulary per day. Read one paragraph of Tae Kim every day.

You can do more in a day if you feel up to it. But keep your daily requirement low enough that you don’t avoid it. You need to be able to make time for it, and you need to do it even if you don’t feel like it. That’s how you make a daily habit stick.

In time it’ll feel weird to go a day without doing the minimum.

At that point, it’ll naturally feel like you’re not doing as much as you can, and you’ll want to increase how much you do in a day.

You’ll graduate from learning a character per day, to learning a word per day. You’ll go from reading a paragraph about grammar per day to reading a simple sentence per day.

It’s a very long road.