While doing reviews, most of the time I feel like I either “know it or don’t know it” so when I get a reading wrong I immediately click on the ITEM INFO tab (the little eye) so I can find out the correct answer, enter it and move on.
But occasionally I have another go…
So just now I was reviewing 形 “Shape” in Vocabulary from Lesson 7 and I put かた. Incorrect.
So I thought, no, it’s けい. Nope. (That’s the Kanji reading, not Vocab. Or 〜形 “Form”)
Oh, I know: けん. Wrong again. (That’s 研 - Kanji for Sharpen - looks similar and sounds similar to Shape in English…)
Oh, silly me, it’s probably rendaku! がた. Nope. STILL WRONG. (That’s in Heart-ShapeD.)
But then somehow, the correct reading finally filtered through from my tiny brain to my fingers: かたち。Yay!
My question is about the implications of using the Item Info tab vs trying to make reasonable guesses. Does the system recognise that it took me 5 attempts to get it right and bring it back to me sooner or more often than when it looks like I only got it wrong once because I looked up the correct answer straightaway?