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Learning to Read and Write Kanji Tests

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.

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Japanese For Busy People I

Review by Javantea
Sept 9, 2021

Japanese for Busy People I cover

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 ...

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Learning to Read and Write Kanji Row 31

As with other posts in this series, this is the results of a test I took today, Thursday, Aug 26th, 2021.

kanji test row 31

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

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Learning to Read and Write Kanji Row 30

As with other posts in this series, this is the results of a test I took today, Friday, Aug 20th, 2021.

kanji test row 30

任 札 表 冷 責 貿 九 卒 嫌 務 棚 選 二 奥 商 行 元 受 押 易 担 拾 糸 育

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