I’ve basically been ignoring the writing component of Japanese until now, so much so that I can’t even really write katakana (I know, that’s first on my list to learn). However this summer I’ll be going to a Japanese program in Japan and will really need to be able to write at least some kanji. I feel like knowing a kanji well enough to write it from memory is a different kind of knowing from being able to read it.
Right now I’m considering going level by level using flash cards with the English on them and writing the answers down, but I’m not sure what to do for Kanji with the same meaning. Maybe represent them with slightly different meanings or synonyms?
How do you learn to write kanji that you already know how to read?