So, I’m at the near end of my freebie levels and am still on the fence of whether or not to continue. For context, I am not coming in as a beginner learner, with having taken a multitude of classes in college and just recently finishing the 日本語総まとめN2 textbooks. I came to WaniKani as more of an overall review and to perhaps catch some kanji that may have not been covered throughout my schooling and the Sou Matome textbooks.
The frustrations I have, mainly, are within the radical system. I do recognize that it is very helpful for beginner learners to provide mnemonic devices and meanings; however since I have already had a pre-established system in place, I found myself on almost every radical adding a synonym, which I found irritating to have to do. A possible suggestion would be to perhaps a placement test for more advanced learners, and a score above a certain degree can choose not include the radicals? I’m not exactly sure how feasible that is and who the target market of WaniKani is. Another frustration I have is not being clear on whether or not the on- or kun-yomi readings are being requested. While with most it seems to be the more common used one (for the pink Kanji section), I also noticed that there are cases where its not, such as with 左 and 右. While I agree that it is important to learn both readings, I found myself having to retype answers, simply because I couldn’t remember which reading was being requested. A simple thing I would suggest would teach both readings during the lesson portion and request the kun and on during the reviews, with stating exactly which ones. While again, I am not exactly sure how feasible that is though, considering I know nothing regarding coding and what not.
For people outside of being a beginner learner, is WaniKani good as a review? Are there any current work arounds, ways to deal with the frustrations above that I have mentioned?