How to Master, Enlighten or Burn?


#1

How many times should i know sth correctly to make it master, enlighten or burn it? (Yes, i know it is a long process but are there any numbers?) :blush:


#2


Clarified in the “How do I get an item to Guru, Master, Enlightened, and so on?” section.


#3

AFAIK (correct me if I’m wrong), SRS levels are :

Apprentice - 4x (next review after 4 hours, 8 hours, 1 day, 2 days)
Guru - 2x (next review after 1 week, 2 weeks)
Master - 1x (next review after 1 month)
Enlighten - 1x (next review after 4 months)
Burn - 1x (no next reviews; after burning, the item is removed from the review queue)


#4
Fastest progress possible
Review SRS Level Total Wait Next Level
Lesson Apprentice 1 - 4h
1 Apprentice 2 4h 8h
2 Apprentice 3 12h ~1d
3 Apprentice 4 1d 11h ~2d
4 Guru 1 3d 10h ~1w
5 Guru 2 1w 3d 9h ~2w
6 Master 3w 3d 8h ~1M
7 Enlightened 7w 5d 7h ~4M
8 Burned 24w 6d 6h -

#5

I wonder how many times you’ve posted this table by now…
Knowing you, you probably have a macro for it.


#6

You’d think that, and I do, but this one time I’m not on my home computer and had to copy it from an old comment. Normally I would just write .SRS and my macro would paste the table and hit CTRL+ENTER.

edit: actually, I think my macro program keeps track of how many times I’ve used each macro, so maybe I could check that when I get home.


#7

Yes, but do you have to start over if you screw up a guru or enlightened kanji?


#8

IIRC it drops two SRS levels each time you get it wrong.


#9

I could look it up, but you may already know: does it drop four levels if you miss the same item twice during the same session?


#10

I know it keeps dropping each time you get it wrong in a session, but I’m not sure if it’s still two levels or if it changes after the first time.


#11

Some kind of formula exists, but I wouldn’t trust the one mentioned in the FAQ, given the outdatedness of other info in there.

I know for my failed burns they basically always go to guru.


#12

I forgot how long it took to go up before wiping the slate clean to start over at level one after not having used it since 2015 LOL. Also forget to make sure not to click to fast or typo “lif” for lid would push me back down.


#13

Typo factor is why there would be no Wanikani for me without the Override script ~ especially on my iphone where I am literally all thumbs! :wink:


#14

I just downloaded Allicrab.


#15

It drops one level when still in Apprentice. It drops two levels when in the upper levels. And it drops only once by review session. So when you have it wrong in a review:

Apprentice 1 -> Apprentice 1
Apprentice 2 -> Apprentice 1
Apprentice 3 -> Apprentice 2
Apprentice 4 -> Apprentice 3
Guru 1 -> Apprentice 3
Guru 2 -> Apprentice 4
Master -> Guru 1
Enlighten -> Guru 2

If you never get it wrong after Apprentice 1, you need to have it right 8 times to burn.


#16

level 12 and finally burned an item

only took me almost 6 months


#17

The minimum time to first burn is like 5 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days or something, so that’s pretty standard, I’d say.


#18

As @Kumirei would say:

Fastest progress possible
Review SRS Level Total Wait Next Level
Lesson Apprentice 1 - 4h
1 Apprentice 2 4h 8h
2 Apprentice 3 12h ~1d
3 Apprentice 4 1d 11h ~2d
4 Guru 1 3d 10h ~1w
5 Guru 2 1w 3d 9h ~2w
6 Master 3w 3d 8h ~1M
7 Enlightened 7w 5d 7h ~4M
8 Burned 24w 6d 6h -

Except it’s prettier when Kumirei does it…


#19

Kumi already did say it, earlier in the thread :slight_smile:


#20

lol well i’ll be. you sly guy