…I can level up in four days? News to me.
When I was still learning Kanji I was fairly familiar with, I usually did things as fast as possible. All reviews whenever I could, and then I would have 3 days of craziness, a few days of drought, etc. It was hell, and it got me through my teens and I would say I maintained the pace into the mid-20s (even though I wasn’t familiar with many of the Kanji by then).
I’ve been doing a different pace recently, though. If my Apprentice items are below a certain threshold (50, recently), then I will do 5-10 lessons (depending on how many reviews I had that day). I’ll do 15 if my Apprentice Items hit around 30, but I can’t remember the last time I did more than 15. Then, I make sure I do my reviews, at least in one chunk in the morning and a big chunk at night. I feel like I get to take more time with each item, and there is less focus on Wanikani so I can spend time doing Other Japanese Things, which I think is increasingly more helpful at higher levels.
Once I hit level 50, I think I may start limiting my Review, cut lessons down to 5 per day, etc. I feel like I’ve reached a point where Learning More Kanji is less helpful than Reading More Japanese. Kanji are great and I 100% love them and think WaniKani has been super helpful in getting here, but at least for a while, I have more important things to learn elsewhere, and I have a lifetime membership here so I am in no rush.