Hey, quick question on the studying. So I know that WaniKani is based on spaced repetition (the 4 hour, 8 hour, 12, etc. reviews), but I noticed that in some of the lessons it says “make sure you are studying”. I know the general idea of the spaced repetition is to get things into your long term faster and easier, but does that mean we should completely ignore reviewing (as in setting aside time going over and studying) the kanji/vocab/radicals up until the review shows up on our dashboard?
Additionally, if this is the case (ignoring it up until the review), would it be wise to do the reviews and then do an additional study on the kanji/vocab/radicals that appeared in that review? Even if they aren’t troublesome and I got all them right, I feel like that would add a boost the the spaced repetition instead of just reviewing it (entering in the kana and meaning).
you can study as much as you want. the SRS system is just a way of managing that study. For it to be effective, you should still review it when it comes up on WK, however it doesn’t hurt to study it elsewhere too, especially as the first few levels are painfully slow(for how much you want to do).