Well 470 Kanji in and things are certainly a lot tougher than the first week.
There are a few Kanji that I am confusing with each other and this is likely to me not placing enough emphasis on the key word.
For example getting 切 (cut) confused with 刃 (Blade). A revisit to Heisig’s accompanying story for each Kanji cleared up any confusion.
It is however encouraging to see Heisig’s method working so well, and sure there will be Kanji that are forgotten along the way but the important thing is to keep doing the reviews every day – otherwise they really do start to pile up!
Although this method is only going to equip me with the key meaning of each Kanji rather than learning all of the On and Kun readings separately I will be using a method popularised by Khatzumoto and his blog AJATT (All Japanese All The Time).
It will be quite some time before I get to that stage of my study as I still have long way to go!
Right enough for now, time to go and study today’s 22 new Kanji.