There is an awkward situation I’m currently in. I’m actually ashamed.
I used this application in 2017 for a year or something, and got to level 32. But it got really messy because of how dumb and lazy I am. To be short, I went impatient and decided to rush my progress by using a reorder script for reviews, to avoid dealing with vocabulary and focus on kanjis. It ended up with 4000+ reviews queue, which is literally psychologically difficult to deal with (feels like fighting with a hydra), but I still tried and at the moment it’s “only” 2400. Then, I had a big break from this application and used some other means to study the language. Eventually, I finished the kanji-only course using a similar system, and also worked on my vocabulary.
All seemed to be good, but in the end, the first love is the best love. I need to admit that this application did a god damn great job with pushing the huge amounts of stuff in my brain. I want to try it again and this time do things diligently and go all the way through. So, there are several problems I encountered when I returned back:
- Seems like there was a big radicals/mnemonics overhaul at some point and the answers I remember often just don’t work anymore, so these items need to be rolled back and relearned.
- The stuff I learned in the other system often has a different meaning word, which is a synonym to the one used in wanikani. That marks even more reviews as failed, even the ones I remember very well.
- The queue is still damn big and I don’t feel much sense in re-learning the completely forgotten stuff by answering wrong and looking up the reading and the meaning separately.
- Some radicals, kanjis and words are already in a burned state (around 2000 in total), and among them sometimes there are words I don’t remember well, or radicals/kanjis with updated phrasing and mnemonics.
So, I feel like it’s natural to roll back some progress. Could you guys propose an approach I should take?
As far as I remember, a radical blocks the associated kanjis, and a kanji blocks the words it’s used at. So, is it correct to assume that for example, resurrecting a radical also resets the progress of all the kanjis and words based on it? If so, I can just go through the radicals and resurrect everything I don’t clearly remember in the phrasing which’s used. Then do the same for kanjis. The system will do the rest and it will become bearable. What do you think?
Also, is there a new (updated) content and mnemonics on the starter levels which keep reappearing through all the course in the later mnemonics, like before? If so, maybe I should rather just start from scratch and use that opportunity to reinforce the basics?