I’m at a bit of a loss right now because my retention sucks. I usually get around 65-75% on the post review summary - sometimes even less and fewer times more than 75%. The next time I see vocab/kanji it’s like it’s the very first time. There are so many vocab and kanji that cycle between Apprentice and Guru it’s unreal. Once I see the reading I usually remember the meaning as well (I’m doing reading/meaning back-to-back). I do read the reading out loud and read the mnemonic every time I fail an item but to no avail. I guess it’s partly because I can’t remember all of the radicals either when I see them in a kanji. I think that’s also partly due to having used the undo button a bit too freely sometimes. Maybe 1x1 is another piece of the puzzle, because you see the failed item immediately again (is there a script that fixes this?)?
I have no idea what I should do at this point. I thought about a reset to level 1. I guess I went way faster than I should have and now I’m sitting on a big pile of lessons (about 750 lol). But a reset to level 1 is probably a bit too crazy.
I have also thought about doing the self-study more frequently, but it just adds more “reviews” and it feels like it’s not that useful since it kind of shortens the SRS stage so I might get it right because I’ve seen it much earlier than I should have? Though maybe I do need a shorter interval for those items if they don’t stick with the regular timings.
My other take is to just go on with it. I try to read daily and I think I had a few items that now stick after I saw them a couple of times during reading, but there are also a lot that I see quite often and still get wrong frequently (which I guess is normal). So my plan here is to just read more. I do have a lot of time at the moment and should be able to read a lot more (and I do want to, but I’m quick to procrastinate, especially my brain has a bad day). I guess reading is the most crucial thing to do, though. Regardless of which option I go with.
Lastly, I noticed when I had a look at WKstats is that all my open lessons are from level 20+, so maybe it’s a more sensible approach to reset to level 20 and then go slower, and perhaps unburn old radicals of kanji I fail all the time? Or even reset to level 15? I do have quite a number of level 10/15+ items (esp. kanji) that are between Guru and Enlightened, most are Enlightened though.
Ugh, idk. At least resetting to level 20 seems like a decent idea after writing all this stuff.
It’d be nice if anybody could give me some suggestions/thoughts on what I should or could do.