Writing down my learned lessons, starting at lvl one

Howdy! This is a thread inspired off this one. I thought about how I wanted to write down all of my lessons as I did them, to help me out with stroke order alongside a bit easier of a time memorizing it. But starting midway would feel a little awkward to me. So I decided I would go back through and re-write all my older ones, starting from level one. In the past was on wanikani on and off a lot, and it’ll make for a good refreshment. Plus, I thought maybe it could make an interesting forum thread, I haven’t interacted much here, yet!

I managed to complete all of level one (with a bit of crudeness) all in one day. I tried to be neat at first, but, it took a while longer than I thought and I had other things I had to do. Nonetheless, figured I’d share my journey those who may find entertainment in it! Without further ado;


How much free time do you have to just write this out on paper for no reason? I mean, I printed out all the WK radicals, but that was printing.

thinks about using KS to do what you just did because REVIEWS
thinks back to large review pile

They definitely gave a couple reasons for doing this. Better retention, practising stroke order.


I write it all down as I go along too.
Not the radicals, but I write down ALL kanji of the upcoming lessons with their meaning and reading and revise them before I even start on the lessons.
The vocabulary all go in order of lessons. At first that was ordered by level, but it seems to just go on and on and on, so I just let go of the levels and keep writing it down.
This helps me with retention and doesn’t even take that long if you do it along side leveling up and lessons.
I also should get a new note pad soon, the old one is getting full…


Yesssss. Gooood.

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Nice start on the notes. :+1:

:thinking: Have you considered using graph paper (grid lined) instead of a regular (horizontal lined) notebook?:books:

I find it much cheaper than tracking down a proper Japanese practice notebook. You can think of it as four boxes to make up one letter, that way you can write and space your characters a little more evenly. I find it helpful for checking the consistency of my strokes. :pen:


Actually, this seems like a rather good idea.
I just don’t have any graph paper haha, i’ll put it on my to-do of things to… do.
But since i’ve already started in this notebook i’ll probably be at it for a while longer, but if I in the future make another i’ll probably try that out instead.


It has been roughly 5 days since the first levels completion, and finally I finished level two! It’s a lot more difficult than I expected it to be! This has also served as really good practice for my katakana, as I wasn’t too great with it beforehand, using it for the on’yomi readings to learn is handy. Having to reference a stroke order chart every couple kanji is not so much.
Here are the scans, if you’re interested! Perhaps I’ve gotten a bit more lazy with it, hehe.


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