I recently discovered a way, which may perhaps be quite obvious to some already, of speeding up your leveling up…
After spending a whole month getting through one level, i reconsidered my approach to reviews. My technique before was to just blast through them as quickly as possible, without really caring if I got the level specific radicals and kanji correct or not. I assumed that I would get them correct at some point and I was happy to wait until that time. However, after that whole month I changed my mind.
This week I have gotten through half the radicals and one quarter of the kanji and will soon guru most of those remaining. My technique has been to check the reading on the main page every time a new kanji/radical comes up. When I return to the review page I will always get it correct as it is fresh in my mind. The re-scrambling of the review order also makes it feel less like cheating.
Hope it helps!
P.s Sorry if it’s a bloody obvious thing to be saying.