This is a post that covers 17 writing tests over all the kanji I've learned, 29-30 kanji per day.
The concept behind the big test is to test 30 kanji per day, excluding the one's I've already tested to get an idea of how many kanji I know. Since I learned 496 kanji, 30 kanji per day should result in 17 tests. Because I didn't have the optimization on the first three tests, there are a few repeated kanji in the first tests (五 具 典 所 語 高). It looks like 17 will still be the number of tests. Without the optimization I'd have to do a lot more tests. Since each test takes ~15-30 minutes (drawing kanji is difficult), this optimization is necessary (as more tests are done, the number of repetition per test grows).
I was really upset as I found that the rate of recall is close to 50%. While this is substantially lower rate than when I was learning rows and testing daily, I believe that it is accurate. You can see how many I don't try on -- because any attempt at drawing is a waste of time if I cannot draw the whole kanji.Read more »
Review by Javantea
Sept 9, 2021
Made for beginners, this 1995 book by AJALT is boring, formal, and slow. The fact that is uses hiragana and katakana instead of kanji is a major limitation. Compared to courses made since 2010, this is more historically valuable than the price of the book. I finished this textbook despite being far beyond its material level in a matter of months of podcasts because I wanted the easy stuff to be very solid in my head -- listen, read, and think. Because it has to start at such a low level, it might be good for people who have trouble with the alternatives. But to get a substantial handle on Japanese, one will need more than this book can teach. What does it teach?Read more »
As with other posts in this series, this is the results of a test I took today, Thursday, Aug 26th, 2021.
州 亡 死 湖 典 召 店 果 様 延 活 泳 着 代 増 容 発 阪 温 引 菜 絡 魚 東 植Read more »
As with other posts in this series, this is the results of a test I took today, Friday, Aug 20th, 2021.
任 札 表 冷 責 貿 九 卒 嫌 務 棚 選 二 奥 商 行 元 受 押 易 担 拾 糸 育Read more »