I was wondering if anyone else has tried using SRS to practice grammar.
I originally tried to learn just by reading and taking notes with the Tae Kim Guide and then Imabi, but I realized that just being slightly familiar with topics was only good for reading, but not actually forming my own sentences, so I sought out a way to practice grammar through doing conjugations and writing out sentences that demonstrate certain concepts, and to that end I’ve worked through a Genki I memrise course and plan to to do the Genki II one next.
I was wondering if anyone else has done this and how they’d expect this form of practice to differ in quality through working through a work book. I think the main thing is that you work through less overall problems, but review them with SRS so you come back to them before the concept can be forgotten.
My main issue with the SRS idea is that sometimes I tunnel-vision and memorize a conjugation rather than really understand what the rule is (but reviewing my old notes helps avoid this) and that more complicated sentences on memrise don’t necessarily specify whether to use simple or past conjugations, making it easy to make small mistakes. The course I use is also kana only, which is good since there are some Kanji in Genki I that WK hasn’t taught me, but its a pain to switch everything to Kanji.
The last downside is that I don’t know what to do after the Genki II practice course on memrise, since there doesn’t seem to be a good enough Tobira grammar practice course, though there is one person I know from reddit who’s planning on making Shinkanzen master grammar practice course (With full kanji) though he’s only made the N4 one, which I’d probably skip in favor of the Genki II course.
So thoughts? Am I shooting myself in the foot by not using a traditional textbook? So far I think I’m learning, practicing, and reinforcing the grammar well enough, but I want to be sure this is the best use of my time moving forward.