This question is mostly aimed at those that have started reading quite a bit of native material:
How often did/do you struggle to recall a word you know you learned on WK?
It’s not like I expected everything to stick, having learned 4.000 WK items in less than a year, but I sometimes find myself a bit disturbed at how I fail to recall things.
Having learned items before does speed up the process, of course. Sometimes I don’t recall the reading, but I can easily look it up via the meaning. Some of them are just leeches for me, so of course I end up looking those up (and then proceed to retain them far better as a result!).
I suppose the question is: anyone relate to this? Am I being overly harsh on myself for something very natural - since I didn’t regularly read until mid/late lvl20s? Is my memory just a colander?
Like I said, it’s not that I expect to have perfectly retained thousands of items by the end of WK, and it feels good to be cementing things better through something fun and engaging like reading. However, if many others say they did great on the WK items when they began incorporating reading into their daily studies, I may have to re-evaluate how I engage with WK lessons.
Thank you for taking the time to read and/or respond, and I hope everyone is having a great day!