I just want to take about two seconds to completely feel sorry for myself. I was doing great up until I took JLPT 5 (which I passed, hooray!). Then I slid a bit with studying and was still doing WaniKani every day. I’ve been busy with some other stuff so I had a few days of every other day.
My goodness I’ve rolled downhill! I’m still burning some things, but I went from 200 to 276 in my apprentice queue. It’s like I’m caught in a Kanji landslide. I usually do best if I keep it under 200, and I know I’ve been bad.
Part of it may be two things: 1) I need a teacher. I’ve gotten pretty far with self-study, but I don’t have anyone to talk to, and while you can approach JLPT like math, it doesn’t help you learn to communicate. Any suggestions? What about these $20/hr people on the internet - does that help?
And 2): I think part of the problem is that I may have passed a critical point of knowing (or not knowing) enough kanji I can’t depend on just visual recognition anymore (I’ve always thought the mnemonics were silly and tend not to use them). What other suggestions do people have to sort out visiually similar kanji? Should I be trying to write at this point? Grab a dictionary and read?
My JLPT N4 books came today, but I think I need to do something. I’ve been doing stuff like DuoLingo and iKnow and Rosetta and maybe I just need to do something more?
OK, pity party done. Back to work LOL! But any suggestions as people crested the hill of level 20 to get me past the hump are appreciated.