There were some shared lists around.
There's at least one shared deck on Anki web (完全マスター１級文法)
erlog, thanks for sharing, I wasn't aware of your deck up until now. I think I'll have a go at it once I find some time to spare. I'd agree that fully mastering grammar also requires some sort of production. However, as you say, maybe it's easiest to progress from recognition to production over time. Unfortunately, as you also mention, one can more or less guesstimate through the N1, so if the sole goal is to pass it, I guess one can leave out that step for now.
This kind of reminds me of one of Feynman's last quotes:
What I cannot create, I do not understand.
Yeah, I just released it tonight in response to this thread. I was planning on waiting a little bit so I could sort out the collisions, but I figured there's no harm in releasing it now. If people are into it then I can probably get some help fixing it up too.
I also had visions of me being too lazy to fix it up, and then never releasing it. So I figured it'd just be better to release it now.
The reason I ended up passing JLPT1 despite my poor grasp of grammar was just because I read a lot. My reading speed was also good, and so I could compensate based on what sounded most natural to me. However, I think I probably could have passed JLPT1 sooner if I had studied the grammar with production cards sooner.
When I finally buckled down to study grammar with that deck it took me only 3-4 days to finish all of it. On the other hand, it took me months and months to do enough reading practice to get to the level of skill where that could compensate for my lack of grammar.
When I passed JLPT2 a long time ago it was the opposite situation. I crammed a bunch of technical grammar stuff right before the test, didn't know what most of it even meant, and then forgot that technical stuff right after. The test was very different at that time, though. So you could get by on the grammar section just knowing how the different pieces of grammar connected to the sentence without actually knowing what they meant.
So I feel like studying the grammar doesn't actually take that long if you have the right materials, and those end up being easy points to pick up. It also helps with the conversation response section of the listening quite a lot too. Most of those rely on grammar quite heavily.
Edited: 2014-07-13, 9:42 am
Thanks guys, I'll try the Anki decks you suggested, and I'll also try to report back on how they worked out for me.
After playing around with various decks and taking some sample tests, I can now confidently say that erlog's method is the way to go for JLPT preparation. Basically, since JLPT grammar questions are fill in the blank type, erlog's deck mirrors them closely enough.
I can confirm as well that my most recent method was effective for JLPT study. I got 140/180 which is much much higher than I had gotten before. 50/60 on Grammar/Vocab 50/60 on reading and 40/60 on listening.
I ended up improving by about 30 points in a pretty short time frame.
Edited: 2014-08-28, 11:48 am
I am planning to take JLPT N3 this December 7. I have tried the N3 practice book pdf provided in the website of JLPT and I found out I am horrible when it comes to grammar.
My Japanese studying are just RTK1(completed), core 10k(4/10 completed) and daily exposure to Native Japanese materials(Visual novels with machine translator and anime). Sadly, I never did once seriously studied grammar. The only knowledge I get from grammar is just exposure.
Is there any grammar anki deck for for JLPT 1,2 and 3(the one in this thread is N1&2)? I was also wondering if the Tae Kim grammar book would be useful for JLPT 3 grammar. Also if I just study seriously the grammar portions on Genki 1 and 2 would that be enough?
The problem is when reading grammar related stuff I do understand them but when asking what kind of word should I use I am blank sometimes. The only way I do with grammar is from context and "what sounds good" instinct.
Edited: 2014-09-03, 2:12 pm