Ah okay that makes sense!!! Thanks so much i felt really lost!!
I’ll try what Pep95 suggested, but if that doesn’t work so well, I’m gonna hecka take this advice, thank for suggesting a good level choice!!
When this happens I turn on vacation mode right after finishing a review session. That way I’d do 731 reviews and only 731 reviews.
I don’t think that is very advisable. It seems to me that it’s better to have the previously done items return to keep the natural SRS intact. Otherwise it will take a week before you see an item again that otherwise would be back in 4 hours.
Yeah it’s dumb, in the same way as leveling up without doing vocab. I justify it with “it’s been months so the srs system is out the window”
I don’t have much better to offer than what Pep already suggested. But yes, definitely don’t do new lessons before the reviews are done. Also:
1°) Take your time: they stacked over a couple of months, don’t think you can or have to make disappear within a couple of hours.
2°) Trust yourself: You won’t remember everything but you’ll remember more than you give yourself credit for.
3°) Don’t get discouraged: You came back and checked how bad the damage was. That was the hardest part. You’re back with even more motivation and energy than before. Now just tackle those reviews one by one, little by little.
4°) Look af cute/funny Japanese pictures or anything that might remind you of why you like Japan and Japanese culture so much and why you want to learn Japanese so badly.
5°) Before you know it you’ll be back onto the Wanikani train and ready for new adventures!
(Optional 6: Make yourself a leaderboard (if you haven’t one already) and add me. I’ve already added you It helps me stay motivated, so it might be the same for you!)
A very good tip! Do you have any plans for going to Japan somewhere in the future?
It was about six years ago.
I spent one month in Kyôtô and Tôkyô with a friend exploring, visiting temples and just enjoying the food and the unique atmosphere.
As weird as it may sound, I remember feeling at home almost immediately.
I already knew a little bit of Japanese at the time, which helped with reading maps and signs.
It was a truly awesome experience.
I’ve been looking forward to going back ever since!
I was at an internship for four months, and also felt home pretty quickly. The people and country feel so orderly and kind, it’s just great to be there.
@Desichan, do you have any plans to go Japan in the near future? Maybe that will help with motivation?
I did a big reset once and regretted it, because it took much longer than just reviewing/SRSing the reviews down for a week or two.
Take your reviews in chunks a day at a time, and make sure when you get something wrong you take the time to read the mnemonic or whatever it is you’re rusty on so it sticks.
Just start picking your way through them. In the grand scheme of things it’s less than you think.
Thanks haha I’ll do my best ;o;/// I was shocked cuz some stuff i last did over six months ago, i was able to burn right away, and i thought id remember nothing!
Also what kind of leaderboard do ya mean? :Oc And that makes sense haha, maybe if i look at cutesy japanese fashion, and japanese arcades itll motivate me!
See? Told you you’d remember more than you thought
Japanese fashion, ah… I wish I had more money to spend on that!
And here: [Userscript] Wanikani Leaderboard
Ah, not soon, but ive always wanted to see Harajuku and buy cute fashion there, and head to the arcades and try to win cute plushies
Oh, that sounds great!
One big tip for Harajuku, go to streets parallel to the main street. The main street has become quite tourist focused over time, but if you have only one street sidewards, you’ll find a bunch of random little shops will all sorts of unique fashion.
A few weeks ago I had 1200 reviews that piled up after I disappeared off Wanikani for a few weeks during a busy life period. I was so stressed about them, and yet, I am now back down to zero. The trick is to review at a faster pace than the reviews pile up, generally this means you need to do around a hundred per day at least. I remember the stress, don’t panic, you can do it, 700 or so isn’t as many as it seems.
Okeydoke thats super good to know!!! :Oc Thank you so much!
I’m proud of you, ill do my best ;o;
How are you moving through your stack of reviews? Is it going ok?
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