Is Two Grammar Resources Too Much?

TL;DR: Is using two grammar resources at the same time a bad idea? What’s your opinion?

I’ve been using Genki, and going very slowly because I’ve been memorizing the vocab for each chapter before I start working on the chapter. I discovered a resource for grammar called Bunpro that uses SRS for teaching grammar points, and I like SRS a lot. Would my Genki studies be negatively impacted by using Bunpro, in your opinion?

I would say that multiple resources isn’t a bad idea, since you can get multiple perspectives on things.

At the same time… I wouldn’t really call Bunpro a grammar resource on its own. It’s a supplementary tool to maintain your grammar knowledge through SRS. You still have to go learn the grammar points elsewhere, and they usually include links to do that within the app.

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There’s actually a Genki path in Bunpro that you can follow. The chances of Bunpro harming your grammar study I think is luckily close to zero, since you can follow the curriculum of your textbook very closely if you want to.

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Inhales deeply, prepares rant

exhales, removes hands from keyboard and sinks back into chair

Carry on.

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In my experience, working with multiple resources, particularly early on, was quite helpful with trying to wrap my head around things. Everyone has a different approach and a different explanation style so when you can put a few of them together you can have a more complete perspective.

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文プロ is specifically designed to help you commit everything you learn in Genki (and more) to long-term memory. It’s not a platform for teaching, it’s a platform for reviewing and retaining :slight_smile:

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I have to say I had a severe sense of deja vu there for a second when I found and read this thread :joy:

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Not at all, except for time commitments.

I used two grammar resources simultaneously at about the N3 level. Afterward I just stuck to one, though. (With outside reading, listening, etc.)

Bunpro is, a stated above, more of a review tool, so you don’t have to worry about conflicting lessons there. If you like it and have time for it, by all means, use it alongside other resources.

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