Wow! That was a lot of responses to read through. Thank you all so much for your input. I’ve had the Journey through Wani Kani in my “Read Later” list since I hopped on the community board a month or so ago. I’ve also been interested in the scripts people have proposed using. I simply haven’t pursued the top two as I have a dirty secret:
I do 90% of Wani Kani from a work computer. I’ll probably set aside a lunch break to read through the 368 Day Journey, but I am fairly certain installing anything on this computer would be a no-no.
I’m such a bad employee. I have Wani Kani and Bunpro open all day while on the clock doing reviews when they pop up. Still working on memorizing the final bits of N5 before moving onto N4. When I’m not listening to news or music, I watch Japanese Ammo videos. It’s to the point that I see my work as a way to break up my study sessions.
Again, thank you all for your responses. I’ll test the waters with some of y’all study methods to see which bits and pieces work best for me when amalgamating what I need to trigger my brain to work correctly. I’ll only directly respond to a couple of standouts.
It is the point which is why I plan on lifetime subscribing the next it goes on sale. The struggle for me is that I’ll make a mnemonic that I think is memorable, but really isn’t and I have to go back to the drawing board. Like I will only remember part of it or will forget the device I made altogether. The “solid” part of it means that the mnemonic actually works, which is like trying to strike a match to see which one my head remembers.
I’ve always wanted to believe that memory is something you practice, but memory for me isn’t a skill or ability, but rather an adversary I’ve been fighting my whole life. For example, when I was in my teens, I never got in trouble for misbehaving, but I constantly got in trouble for forgetting things. My current job (the one I do in-between study sessions), I do the same thing twice or three times a day, but I actually have an exhaustive step-by-step list on how to perform my job that I consult every time I start again or I will ultimately miss two or three steps.
I do not say this as an excuse (though I admit it boils down to one), but rather something I’ve consigned to a simple reality which I contend with every day. Sure, I could rely on my crutches less like not using my phone alarms and calendars to outsource my memory to a prompting digital device, but that risks forgetting things that I can’t afford to forget outright. I usually write important things down physically so I have the “feeling” of the words I am trying to commit to memory, but it seems more like a crapshoot than a strategy for remembering things.