So I started Wanikani on August 7th and I’m now up to level 2, not sure when I hit that. Up until the beginning this week I was getting high scores and wasn’t messing up too often at all. On August 13th though I scored 53% on my review and was devastated, so I began my search on how to improve! I scoured the WaniKani community posts and came to a conclusion.
Every time I mess up on something, even if it’s an accident, I will write down the kanji/vocab/radical. Then I will write out the hiragana version. After that, I go through and read the mnemonic once more and if need be I create my own. My first session today (August 15th), which was about 71 in total for reviews ended at 73%. Not amazing but it was better! I just finished my second session, which was 71 in total for reviews, and got 87%! I was so excited and I could definitely see how much this was helping me.
I know that I’m still very much a noob and new to this community but I thought this would be great for others like me that might be struggling. Don’t give up and keep on pushing!