Most lessons done at once?

I made the same plan but now I feel that 15 a day is just not that much, maybe it’s because I’m at a lower level though.
But for now I’ll go faster :smiley:
The review count is really manageable and I always have 90%+ right anyways.
I just do lessons when I feel like it, some days I can’t do any lessons, some days I can do 60. All this planning just makes me go crazy haha

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I think the most was 100 throughout the course of the day, however now I keep the lessons within 15-25 lessons a day depending on what my other life commitments will be throughout the week.

Yeah, if you get 100% and overlook the times when you get over a hundred new lessons upon level up.


Well, you clear it out to 0 before the next level…and I dont recall getting over 100 lessons on level ups.

And no, you dont need 100%~

I would agree that it is counterproductive to do so many at once, but at the same token, if you’re not trying to get to lvl 60 by a specific amount of time then I say do as many as you want!

I think it’s really more of a personal preference because if I did that many I know I would get at least half of them incorrect on the first review (which renders the original lesson useless) - also I hate getting answers wrong. If you don’t mind spending extra time - then do it however you want!

Just make sure to have fun with it because as soon as you start thinking of it as a chore, I guarantee you will start treating it as a chore and lose interest.

That’s impressive, I don’t think I would be able to do it, congratulations. I am sure that with such a will power you will get to the end of Wanikani in no time!!

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I used to spread out my vocab lessons throughout the level but around lvl 45 I lost my mind and began to do all vocab lessons (usually 80-100) in one go so I could enjoy that lovely 0/0 for a while. Then again, I also have to enjoy this lovely daily review count every now and then…
So glad I didn’t do it throughout the whole of WaniKani.


Probably about 180 in one go. In general I prefer to space my reviews out in groups of 50-60 ideally. I remember being about level 5 and shitting myself when I had 30 reviews. Now it takes over 200 to have that feeling.

For me WK is like a muscle that I slowly push to just before the limit. There’s a sweet spot between comfortably finishing your reviews and just burning out. It feels like being satisfied and slightly taxed at the same time, feeling like you’ve pushed yourself somewhat yet prevailed.

At the moment I like to keep my apprentice items at 120. In a month or so I’ll raise that to 130, 140 and so on.

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I agree with idomargot. I was doing a level every 8 days until I hit level 17, When I started level 17, I was hit with the 70+ lessons and I was getting 300+ reviews a day (including my first burns coming in). It was impossible to actually do the lessons with all the reviews hitting at once. I realized I needed to slow down or I was going to burn out. So, I spent a month on level 17 to catch up and slow down my progress. I also started using the “WaniKani Lesson Balance” script which really spreads out the lessons more.

It may differ but I stopped focusing on keeping apprentice at 100 and just doing lessons as often as I can handle them. When I was trying to keep apprentice at 100 my level up times were around 15-20 days and I somehow guru most the kanji at the time time pushing me up the next level but putting tons of last level vocab in lessons.
That is my experience at least, still have a way to go.

Yeah, it pretty greatly depends on your accuracy. Some people sit at 95%+ at full speed and some people sit at 80%. This causes a pretty huge difference in apprentice items/general workload.

Well mines uhh more like 70ish on readings -.-
I’m working on some ways to get that up higher though.

This script could help you with readings.

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Highly doubt I’ll burn out. I’ve never gone more than a few days without doing reviews. Also I’m going fast because I enjoy learning Japanese and want to learn more kanji as soon as p possible. Plus I’m paying for this so that’s motivation enough for me.

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Around 500-550, though it’s kind of cheating, as I was also playing Darkest Dungeon at the time. Every time I completed a room battle or a dungeon, I’d then do 10-20 reviews.

If we’re talking sit down and just grind out reviews in one continuous stream, it’d be about 350. Probably took about 2 hours of trance-like reviewing. It helps to have soothing music going. I’ve been playing this playlist during my long review sessions lately:

Careful. That’s how I felt at that level. Then I actually went to Japan and turned on vacation mode. Everything seemed vague and distant when I started trying to do reviews on the plane ride home, so I turned vacation mode back on…

It was two months before I got back in the swing of things.

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I know, I know. Motivation is very hard to deal with. I know because I struggle with it in everything I do, but I’m been on wanikani for like 8 months with no motivation issues. If anything I’ve got more serious about studying recently. Not only using wanikani but many other sites as well. I mean since anime and japanese games have been a hobby of mine for many years, that’s always keeping me interested in the language. Also I have a goal to become fluent by the 2020 olympics.

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I came here to make my first thread but end up getting scolded on what not to do instead ;-----;

I’m about to sit down and try to do 220 because the me of a couple weeks ago made the bad decision to miss reviews while on vacation so I had 350 some reviews today . . .

Edit: I should add that this becomes a lot more feasible due to how I have my reviews set up – reading always immediately followed by meaning. Halves the time of my reviews, and I’m still maintaining 7 - 8 day levels with 96% accuracy. This allows me to knock back the 200 or so reviews I regularly get every day . . .

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