So, I reached level 60 for the second time. The first time was in August 2019, and after months of procrastination, I decided to reset to level 1 on January 8th 2020, having reached 60 again on January 1st 2021.
Some things I noticed this second time:
- I retained virtually everything from level 1 to ~24, then from there to ~40 I retained something like 40% of the kanji, and after that I only retained 2 to 4 kanji per level.
- I really burned out in the fast levels, much like the first time.
- The process of learning kanji was way more natural, as one would expect.
This time I did all of it using Flaming Durtles in Anki mode, and to retain better I read some mangas and put my smartphone in Japanese for a little immersion.
I didn’t do any grammar, because after discovering the SRS, I am too lazy to do it through books, and while knowing the existence of Bunpro, I couldn’t do it because of Brazilian student economic reasons. But I will start Bunpro after I stop paying for WK.
First I would do all radicals and kanji, then divide the vocabulary in batches of 20 and 1 stage distance between them, which resulted in 3 batches of lessons per day, one in the morning, another late afternoon and the last late at night. During the fast levels I upped the batches to 30.
If anyone has questions, I will be happy to answer.