That interview is nice but a little lengthy and it didn’t have much information that I didn’t have based on what I was told in the mnemonics here already (they always tell you to really picture the situation in your mind, make it crazy and detailed so that it sticks, that seems like the most important part).
Information that I took away from that interview:
- Use the first image as a mnemonic that comes to your mind (I was able to figure that one out on my own; If I have my own mnemonic in my mind immediately, I replace the WK one)
- Build the kanji symbol in your mind; give it a texture (make it wooden, make it out of cheese… ) and look at it from different angles; you can put stuff on it, go around it…
- This is a skill that has to be learned and practiced, you will get better over time when doing this. Don’t expect to be perfect immediately.
Back to the original topic @Aysan : what happened, were you going too fast and not learning the content properly? What items are causing you problems, which levels are they from? Is it always the same few items that need more attention or is it “everything”?
If you are having troubles in general, maybe resetting a few levels and then taking more time during lessons and building your own mnemonics would help. If it is only a comparably few number of items: find them with one of the leech scripts and give each of them e.g. 2 minutes of attention to really focus on the mnemonic or write your own one if the default one doesn’t work for you?