What is your average score? Does it affect your mood?

I find that right after I learn a whole bunch of new vocabulary, I get around 60%. And then right before I reach the next level, I’m getting around 90% So it really fluctuates depending on how new the vocabulary is to me.

The 60% days suck, but for me it really is encouraging to see how much improvement there is in 1-2 weeks. Also when I read passages and articles in textbooks now it amazes me how much I can read!


More like my mood effects my score


This is so true. Sleep also plays a vital role in how well my reviews go.


Thank you for the inspiration!

Didn’t know of these scripts and methods, but they look super helpful. I’m going to install the Self-Study script right now.

Yea, you’re right, I think I just need to start reinforcing my studies outside of the usual one or so hours a day that I spend on Wanikani. Especially with different methods.

Thanks again and may the good Durtle bless us all!



Yea, this is very true! Just being able to recognize all the Kanji, even up to this point, is a remarkable feeling. That should be enough motivation in itself to know that we’re all doing good and making progress.

Also, I just wrote this the day after I did 45 new lessons, so I think that played a big role in my bummed out mood today when I did my morning reviews, haha.

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You’re most welcome! :sparkles:

I forgot to mention @hitechbunny’s Leech Training Script! You can also head over to the API and Third Party Apps side of the forum and peek into The Ultimate Additional Japanese Resources List for more study hacks.


Thank you, fellow Disciple! :raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed:

You’re definitely right. Every step, is a step forward.

I think what you said is the key. Reinforcement outside of WaniKani.

I have some Japanese culture magazines that I try to read but I think they might be a little too complicated. I really like the idea of beginning to read simple articles though. Do you have recommendations or websites in mind that helped you at an earlier level?

Thanks so much :slight_smile:

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I usually get around 85% but im happier when I get 90 or above. I sometimes do worse if Im rushing reviews or have to do them while tired. It shouldn’t bum me out because if i dont know it I just get more opportunities to learn it so I don’t think accuraccy is important at all. But Im only human so it does bum me out

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Hmm my first go at easy articles was with NHK News Easy, the site simplifies actual news articles in Japan and is meant for Japanese middle school students and language learners — it’s definitely a great way to start getting used to the structure of Japanese and there’s plenty of furigana to help you, so depending on your grammar knowledge you might be able to take a look at those :thinking:

But if you consider yourself more of a true beginner, it still might be a little too challenging, I think I started looking at those in the 15-20 level range here on WK

You could also check out the free articles on satorireader.com, you can sync your WK level with the site to only display kanji you know and toggle furigana and they break down every single vocab and grammar point for you

If you haven’t already, I definitely recommend starting to study grammar (I wish I had myself started a lot sooner when I started learning Japanese), there are plenty of example sentences and additional vocab lists that can give you some practice. And of course, reading the example sentences for vocab lessons here on WK is extra practice too!

For grammar, there’s always Genki textbooks for formal study, and you can also check out bunpro.jp to check out online resources for learning grammar points broken down by JLPT level

Oh! And Yotsubato is a fantastic beginner manga, so if you feel comfortable enough to tackle that, I thought it was a very amusing read ^^

It can be hard to find things suited for your level when you’re just starting out, a lot of things will seem over your head and overwhelming, but even just learning one new thing a day will get you closer to your goals! Find something enjoyable to you and make it work for you =)


To add to what everybody says, a question! Do you do all your lessons in one go? Because personally I found that I can’t manage that and still keep a high enough accuracy, so I end up doing 3 lessons every few hours every day.


I do all radicals immediately when I level up, then do 20 Kanji/30 vocabs every day.
If I think that I can do more, I’ll do those, but I try to never drop below those thresholds if there still are new lessons to do of course.

You only need to know 90% of all the Kanji of the current level to level up, so you should bring all radicals into Guru so you can do the lessons for all the Kanji.
Just do all the Kanji lessons as soon as possible, the vocabs aren’t that important.

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310 reviews on average, about 55% average, I feel ehhhh

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Assuming the OP wants to level up as fast as possible regardless of their accuracy percentage (if that’s indeed what causes it to be low).

The problem is that if you’re not solid on what you learn, you’ll be swamped with leeches. It’s not so bad in level 8, but roundabout the time you start burning items it’s critical to keep them low, otherwise you can easily end up with over ~300 reviews a day, which most people feel is unsustainable.


OP, I just looked at your profile and saw that you have over 150 apprentice items. That’s a lot. You should probably stop doing lessons for the next ~3 days and focus on getting that number down, otherwise you will really drown in reviews.


I think the title should have been “What is your average mood? Does it affect your score?”


Maybe for level up speed but I disagree for accuracy. Not doing the vocab can decrease your accuracy because you aren’t reinforcing the kanji enough with the vocab. Sometimes kanji doesn’t click until i get a vocab word that clicks

Dont skip your vocab lessons!


For me, anything less than 96% during a review session is seen as bad. It does affect my mood when I either get way below that or consistently less than that for a few review sessions in a row. But in response to what jpr just said, my mood also sort of affects my score too. When I have been doing shit all day and really am not in the mood for reviews, I get lower percentages. I have the choice to just leave them for later, but I would rather just suck it up and take the lower score over developing a habit of putting off my work for japanese.


I was on hiatus for awhile but I have been getting 40 percent on reviews finally got 50 but yeah it is a bummer

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I don’t have an incredible number of reviews under my belt yet, but been averaging 100-150 a day I think the past couple levels. Honestly any time I miss something it feels bad. I think it helps to say the words out loud, focusing on proper pitch accent any time you input either the japanese or english readings, adds a lot of reinforcement that will help remembering long-term.



When I’m first learning new kanji/vocab my percentage is usually pretty low unless I have a lot of time to commit the new material to memory. I don’t do much in the way of studying in between sessions so that probably has something to do with it. Once I get everything down my average hovers around 90%.

Try not to get discouraged! Some people have way more time on their hands than others so it’s not really fair to compare your own results with others unless you happen to be working under the same circumstances. I used to get discouraged by the many replies of “I get at least 95%”, but as long as you keep doing the reviews and learning new material you’ll get there!

It also seems to get easier over time as you get used to picturing stories to remember the material. When I first started it took a while to picture things but now it’s easier and I will use one story to help remember another.

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