Okay, so I’ve been looking a lot into the MIA and I came across their idea of in context learning vs. out of context learning. In this video the idea of learning individual kanji and the readings that are used most often isn’t ideal (what WaniKani does). Their reasoning was because we end up memorizing the reading and when we see a word we end up thinking “oh is it this reading, or is it that reading?” vs. using our actual intuition from other words we have learned how they are read.
I’m really considering suspending my time here on WaniKani because of this information, I’m curious what anyone has to say about this and if they have had experience with it. The reason why I’m considering is because what they are saying makes perfect sense. I want people to know I’m not being brainwashed by “oh this is the perfect way to learn a language”, but most of what they say really clicks with me and makes a lot of sense. Now since I’m only getting their side of the coin (is this even a saying?), I’d really like to hear what other people say about this type of learning (the downsides if there are any) vs. WaniKani and memorizing the way Kanji is read.