Since a few levels I’ve started using Wanikani Reorder Ultimate 2, I found it marvelous and it really helps me improve my times by providing me with a tool to schedule and organize around Wanikani. (Now I see how some people could mange to level up in astonishing times without going crazy).
I love it so far, and what I love the most is the 1x1, but I do believe the gain in reviewing speed could be paid in something else: understanding and long-term memory. What I’ve noticed is that I have trouble remembering some kanjis from just a few levels behind, even worse with words that use irregular readings. The kanjis get confused when it comes to reading, and I’m completely blank when it comes to meaning.
Now it could just be due to the fact I’m going faster when it comes to levels, and since I’m going faster I should be learning more, and that could cause my brain to erase previous notions now deemed not useful anymore.
I want to make it clear that I already know many of the words Wanikani is presenting me, I just don’t know how to write them. When I’m presented with a kanji meaning, I can usually guess its reading based on my voucabolary and cab get it right 80% of the times at first attempt. Don’t really know if this is related or not.
Time for my question: does using a Wanikani reorder script (not just Wanikani Reorder Ultimate 2) influence the SRS? Does 1x1 influence it as well? Are there any papers/research about it?