Hello WaniKani community!
I am a returning Japanese learner. I took 2 years of college classes back in the early 90s. Like many I initially was much better at reading and writing than speaking, but kind of fell out of practice with reading to be honest.
At my high point I probably knew anywhere from 500-750 individual kanji, and lots of vocab. I actually do speak Japanese on a daily basis, I am able to watch Japanese TV without subtitles and can generally understand what is being said. That being said I lack confidence in my vocabulary. Everyday speech is a no brainer, but when I get into a political discussion, or a technical discussion, I find myself lacking the vocabulary to really express myself at a high level.
I decided to try my hand at studying Japanese again and found WaniKani. I am thinking of pairing WaniKani with some other study material and see if I can eventually take the JLPT N1 at some point. I looked into some sites that offer sample questions and the listening doesn’t seem like it will be an issue, I did find that almost all of the grammar at N3 and some at N2 was familiar, but there were gaps. I think mainly Kanji and some other supplementary material might get me over the hump.
I am looking for recommendations for readers and vocabulary(unless WaniKani is sufficient by itself) and look to try the N3 in December. Based on my background, what can some of you advanced folks recommend as far as material and study path?