Well, I know more than a few of people that reached level 60 here have came back to reset the account and start all over again (which honestly always felt to me like a self whipping thing to do) .
For a few months and, even more so recently, I actually see a logic in this, as I truly think that whatever the method you’re introduced to kanji… it’s only that, an introduction.
I think you graduate from WK with a blurred vision on a lot of kanjis with of course a more solid knowledge on the ones that are common across all exposure.
This is equipment enough to set yourself to strive at doing whatever floats your boat actually, so I feel it’s mission accomplished for a lot of people.
With this in mind and adding the fact that I started writing on a regular basis as part of a Shodo course lately, I have let this month to go over to see for myself what, if anything, was necessary to set some solid grounds in the writing department.
Finally I’ve decided picking up my old RTK book work over it whitin a period of 2-3 months.
Besides, as almost all kanji now have vocab associated in my mind, with more than a fare share coming from immersion over the last years, I feel I can even prescind of another language altogether to go over the reviews of the kanjis this time. So it would be a monolingual version of it. …
It actually feels like is going to be something pleasurable this time, as the characters aren’t new, I’m mostly focused on writing and systematically deconstruct the components without caring for mnemonics or associated vocab for the most part, and overall I can relate to an activity I’m insterest in, not just like part of the entry fees to get into the language.
Extra interest to me this run will be to practice cursive writing as I review, and that way get the hang on how the components get simplified, which is one of the parts about writing that has hit me the hardest when assisting to classes (I see I’m struggling to even recognize a lot of the characters I’m suppose to copy during the exercises… which in itself it’s not part of the exercise ).
Anyway. I’ve set myself to go over a deck I’ve altered a bit to fit my purposes.
That goes like this.
Front side with my keyword (the one that strikes me as the one I can relate to the character the most)
Some sample words if I can come up with a couple too.
Key words + character going with common fonts and also some cursive ones.
So basically I’m now testing if I’m able to produce the kanji with the clues or not… as a side “trick” will try to replicate the cursive font too
Anyway, I did my first 30 items today… those felt like a breeze… I see if the rest go so smoothly during the next months.
Anyone here has done something similar? People reseting levels after Lvl.60. Do you alter the way you go over WK the second time?
It will be interest to hear how it feels going over this kind of method once there’s a more solid ground than in the first “lap”.