Jalup Group Challenge 14: One Thousand J-J Cards in Three Months — 18 Comments

    • I had to look this one up to get the reference :P

      For those not aware, Sekiro is a very difficult Samurai video game that made news recently(?) for being “too difficult” haha.

  1. I have no guess for my level. I’m well into Jalup Expert Stage 6, but lately I’ve only been adding a card a day. To multiply that by 10 I’m going to wake up an hour earlier and set Anki to mix new cards with reviews.

  2. I’m in of course! This will be hard, but I think I can do it.

    My goal is to complete Intermediate plus the first 250 cards of Advanced.

    I’ll use the Jalup app and add 10 cards every day.

    • This challenge is already helping me! I’m ahead of my schedule.

      My goal is to get to 400 cards in Intermediate by the end of April, 700 Intermediate by the end of May, finish Intermediate by the end of June and get to 250 cards in Advanced by July 21st. Should be hard but doable.

      My biggest problem will be to keep up with review. After this challenge ends, I’ll need a new challenge where we work to get our reviews down to 0 ;-)

  3. I’m in!

    By April 21st, I’d be 130 cards (currently at 830 intermediate cards) into the advanced deck so the challenge will be to reach 130 cards into expert.

    My level is around 30 perhaps, all things considered. I intend to keep my current pace of 30 new cards a day + hours of active immersion.

    Goodluck and have fun everyone! :)

  4. Adam any chance Jalup Hero will be added to the app in time for the challenge? My current plan is due to extensive travel I am going to break on new cards while the challenge is going on and then dive into Jalup Hero by the end of July (either app or anki depending on what is available).

    But if you were by chance close to adding Jalup Hero to the app I may push myself and try to get through Jalup Hero for the challenge instead…

  5. Ok this sounds like the challenge I need.

    After smashing my face against Jalup Intermediate on my first go round, I’ve just completed a full review of Beginner and am ready for a rematch.
    I’d say my level is 20-21ish
    Don’t know if I will make it the full 1000 cards by the end of June will give it a good go.
    Weapon of choice will be my tried and tested Anki :)

  6. Level: 未知
    J-J Experience: ~8000 J-J Cards + 1000 J-E from beginner
    Game Plan: Study 2 hours a day from about 4-6pm. I’ll learn however many new cards I can after my reviews are done, saving 10 minutes to edit leeches.
    Weapon of Choice: Sentence mining from Terrace House and the book 「宇宙を語る : ビッグバンからブラックホールまで」.

  7. Sounds good!

    I’ll tackle Jalup Intermediate :) I will do the most work inside public transportation, and the rest at home during morning and evening hours.

    For those who are not sure how much work that will be:
    Including the start and enddate, it will be 92 days, so you will need a pace of 11 cards/day. With that:
    On the worst day you will have around 128 reviews, and on average around 90 reviews. (I’m using my anki settings and data here, so it might change from person to person)

  8. I’m Level 14 here (though I just started counting 2 months ago). I’ve completed around 200 JALUP Intermediate cards at this point using Anki. Right now I’m adding 5 J-J cards per day, but when the 21st rolls around I’ll turn it up to 12. When I reach the end of Intermediate I’ll continue on to advanced.

  9. I’m around Level 20 and I have about 50 cards into Jalup Intermediate. Since I intend to keep learning before the start of the challenge, I will give a quick update on my current status on the 21st April. I will finish Jalup Intermediate by learning 10-12 new cards each day. Once I’m finished with Intermediate I plan on continuing with the Advanced deck.

  10. Just finished Jalup Beginner in March and tried the first 5 cards of the Intermediate deck, so about Level 20 (lower kanji wise) with 1000 J-E and 5 J-J. I’m planning on doing 10-12 sentences a day with the Intermediate deck and if I make it far enough I’ll add 5 of the Advanced deck. I probably won’t add anymore sentences before the 21st because I mass restarted Kanji Kingdom to my old level and want to finish Stage 2 and let things settle before tackling this monster.

  11. Level is 13.
    Experience in Jalup is 75 Jalup Beginner cards.

    So I’m going to go from 76 in JB to 75 in J-J.
    My plan is to do 11 cards per day.

    I think I’ll post this in Jalup Group Challenge 2, where maybe it’s a little more appropriate.


  12. Hello everyone – I’m pretty new to the JALUP effort and I’d like to join this challenge – I’m focusing on finishing KK first though if that’s ok.
    I’ve completed 700 J-J Intermediate and 1341 KK cards.
    I plan to focus on KK first as I find it much easier to put together JJ cards when I am familiar with all the kanji.
    My main goal above all is to study some Japanese every single day. Sometimes I don’t finish all my reviews…life gets in the way..but I make sure I don’t let that happen for more than a few days. I always sacrifice learning new cards over getting the reviews done as I think that’s more important.
    My plan is to study 10 new KK cards a day, and ramp up to 30 a day when I can. I have an opportunity in May where I’ll have about 3 weeks at sea with plenty of downtime so I should be able to take a good chunk out of KK there. Now that my KK is up to 1300 I will start adding JJ cards 5 at a time – and then eventually when KK is done switch to 10-30 JJ cards a day.
    If I can get KK done by mid-June, I think reaching 1000 new JJ cards by July 21 is doable.

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