There we go. I've finished RtK 3 for the second time, along with the missing 人名用漢字 and a few other "RtK 4" characters such as 蜩, 鬱 and 齣. My retention rate is far better now than last time, with about 85% for RtK 3 and a lovely 98% for RtK 1. This time, I spent about a month and a half flipping through the book.
Just like last time, the tree kanji have been among the most difficult, as have the fish kanji. I still keep failing horse mackerel about 50% of the time. <<
Now I'll take a break from (new) kanji and focus on sentences and grammar for a while before getting started on the rest of the kanji discussed in the "Beyond RtK 3" thread on these boards.
Way to go! I'll cath you up in a year or 2.
Edited: 2008-09-15, 9:35 pm
My crawl through RtK3 ended about last week, more than half a year after I started. Aerin shows us that it is possible to even go slower, going at an unhurried pace of about 5 per week and now within the last 100. What a stamina.
Of all those that gave up halfway, special attention to astridtops, author of many wonderful stories: When are you going to continue?
Scriptwise, I haven't done too much. I'll release a script shortly that I've been using over the past few months, in the hope that others might find it useful. There are a few things I'd like to improve on other scripts, but the trouble with having finished the two books is that there's no particular advantage for me anymore. Need to find something so I can continue to use this site.
I am so jealous, my brain is like that of a goldfish.
Its so cool that you were dedicated and you finished it, it motivates me to try my best too.
Congrats dude. Really.
Edited: 2008-11-24, 3:41 pm
I saw the picture before I read all the words. For a second there I thought you did the whole thing in like 5 days. I was like, wtf, is he showing progress of his review.
Awesome job, cameron_en, congrats. Hope to meet you at the top one day ...
That is awesome. Just awesome. Great job!
I think I remember seeing your graph in the "I just finished RTK1" thread.
Edited: 2008-12-04, 2:20 am
Done. 3007. I am still exhausted but it feels so good. It is a long road, but thanks to the book and this site it was possible. I cannot imagine be able to do it without that. There are many kanji in the RTK3 that are worth knowing, so I strongly recommend to go for them!
@kumakuma; nice job! Right behind yah! Just wondering, besides flower and tree, which section did you find to be the hardest?
Well, I guess I must answer that indeed that tree and flower sections were the worst. Mostly because it is hard to get an imagine of what kinda plant the Kanji is about, which is the main problem here I think. Also, the kanji at the end of rtk3 which are about expressions concerning buddhism, which has the same reason, I know hardly anything about that subject.
I still have to do many reviews to actually say I dont forget any Kanji anymore. Then I will share more of my stories, after I am sure that I can remember them good as well.
Now, I will try to study them as compounds, too. Or use them actually, so to speak.
I've just finished. Took me 9 weeks, at a leisure pace, while studying other things on the side. It was easier than I expected - there were not so many technical and obscure kanji after all. Also, learning the old forms of the primitives will very be very useful, I think, when studying non-RTK kanji.
So, I agree - if you've stopped at 2042, keep going! It's well worth it.
Wow. Maybe I'll pick up RTK3 after RTK1 afterall... I'll be done with RTK1 by the end of April.
I recently decided to get RTK3 out of the way and finished it today. Looking back at all the Japanese I've learned so far, it hardly seemed to be more than a bump in the road. Strange, considering the completion of RKT1 felt like such an accomplishment.
Edited: 2009-07-31, 4:38 pm
Congratulations Evil_Dragon with the accomplishment!!
It seems that we are indeed a small group, approximately ~ 35 (according to the memberstats on kanji.koohii.com).
Congrats, I started to do RTK3 last year but decided to just learn the rest as I went along. It still calls to me, though...
RTK3 done. Thanks to Anki, mainly. As someone above mentioned, the trees and the fish are a little difficult. I'll probably take another month to get all the cards to the "mature" level.
But it feels good to be done - I rarely get surprised when reading now!
Just finished Rtk3, now I'm gonna go and hunt down all the remaining Kanji in my Kanji dictionary until there are none left that I don't understand.
I started RTK 3 today! I finished RTK 1 like 2 months ago and I had the oportunity to have the book for free (don't ask me how). I'll learn like 5 per day since I am now a college student and can't afford to spend hours learning new kanji. Though I might rush things up in christmas vacations.