I’ve been wondering about the exact learning processes that members of the community follow while doing their lessons on WaniKani. My long-term memory has always been a bit bad, so I prefer to write down stuff while I’m learning. My exact process is:
- For each item, read all the information (except the example sentences) before writing anything.
- Write down the Radical/Kanji/Vocabulary, its name/meaning, and its reading (for Kanji and Vocabulary). For Kanji lessons, I also write down one or more example Vocabs, so that I can remember how to draw the Kanji better.
- Read the example sentences (though to be honest I do get lazy with these sometimes).
I find that this process works for me, retention-wise. I know that many people here don’t actually write down anything, and yes, doing so does slow down my pace. A full-time job and other hobbies keep me busy as well, so my pace is about 12 days per level advancement.
It would be great if you guys could share your processes with me as well. It might give me some ideas to improve my study method, or change it altogether if one of your methods seems to work much better.
P.S. For those wondering, I’ve been here for about a year now but I’ve only recently started being regular with my lessons, which explains my level.