Remembering The Kanji

Remembering The Kanji by James W. Heisig

I was recommended to start learning Kanji with James W. Heisig's Remembering the Kanji. It's a book that teaches you one keyword - which is usually very close to the meaning of the kanji - for a kanji, associating it with the writing of the character via mnemonics and the utilization of what are called "primitives" - building blocks for the Kanji alphabet.

I started learning the kanji at a pace of 10 per day, every day, on April 8th, 2017. There were a few periods of time in which I stopped learning new kanji - around my semester finals and (admittedly) during the first week of my stay in California - but for the most part, I stuck to learning 10 kanji per day. On December 2nd, 2017, I finally finished the first volume of Remembering the Kanji, meaning I had learned 2200 kanji and their meanings.

There are two other volumes to the Remembering the Kanji method - the 2nd book teaches you the readings for each character and the 3rd teaches you about 1000 more kanji and their readings - but for now, I think I know enough kanji not to need to learn any more.