Hi, I am first using this site though I signed up years ago. So this is like a year’s resolution. I have read a lot of good things about this site and i personally like the way it is constructed, i.e. i like the mnemonics and spaced repetition focus. What i’ve heard that I don’t like at all is that this site is not friendly to people studying for the JLPT test.
Last year I applied for a master scholarship in Japan, and failed miserably since my Japanese level is at elementary at best. My english is also not that great since is not my native language… Anyway, I really want to try this site but I’m concerned if it would be the right choice to prepare to have a decent level of japanese… in my country you can only present the test on December, so I’d like to take this year to prepare myself to pass the N3 test and be able to have a N2 level by June 2019 when I’ll try to fight again for a place in a japanese university.
What I’ve seen (and I don’t like) is that the site is kinda in full control of your progress… I already knew the first radicals introduced to me and I have to wait to even be able to test them again and continue to things I don’t know which for me, seems to be begin at level 4. Moreover, in the welcome tour they say that it takes literally months to get a single item into the Burn state, so I cannot help but have this feeling that this site is somehow built to have you take years to complete, and my concern is then, before move on and invest on it I’d like to ask vets here about your experience… To know if this site along with grammar books can make doable my resolution.
Thank you in advance.