Hey everyone!! Most of you have probably heard of Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji book, and I imagine a lot of us have tried it out. I bought the first book some months ago when I was finally getting into studying kanji to learn them (not memorize… after literally 4 years of Japanese study I think I know now that rote memorization for this stuff doesn’t work. at all.), but I only really got through a few pages of it.
Then I found WaniKani, which has a fun design, amazing SRS system already set up, and readings and vocabs along with the English meanings. It seemed to be a lot less effort for me to do WaniKani, so I pushed RTK to the side but promised myself I would still use it. Months later, and that’s not happening (lol).
BUT, I spent money on that book. I was really excited about it, and do like the method and the mnemonics. So my question is: Do you think I could use both at the same time? Or maybe even just passively read RTK while focusing on WaniKani, to get at least some use of it?
I’ve heard a lot about how it’s the ultimate way of learning kanji and I honestly don’t doubt it; but I also recognize that it requires a lot of focus and self-discipline that I don’t currently (but want to) have.
(Another thought I had was using RTK to strengthen the knowledge of the kanji I’m learning on WaniKani)