I have the ShinKM N1 book too and i typed one (favorite) example sentence from each grammar point up -- nothing exhaustive. I might be interested in helping a bit but I'm not terribly interested in SRS'ing tons of boring content
Im interested in finding a spreadsheet of N1 grammar as well. Hell, any grammar is fine.
Theres sites like renshuu.org / jgram with all the data I need, but there doesnt seem to be a way to get at the actual data without browsing several hundred pages - and some of the examples are clearly wrong. I am surprised no one has done this yet.
I've got the KM1 book but typing up the sentences is too much work. Then again, it could probably be done in a few hours.
There's gotta be at least 5 or 10 people interested in N1 grammar points... If we all organize and type up the details of 1 grammar point each into a grammar anki deck template, we'd be done in about 10 days with minimal daily effort.
However, I'd be interested in either trying to digitize the example test questions or generated a cloze delete set of cards, as opposed to passive reading of grammar examples (I found that simply reading example sentences of grammar points wasn't the best preparation for N2, thought grammar is what I did best on for that test).
Well a good initiative would be discussing an agreed upon template. As I mentioned earlier I'd be interested in a cloze delete deck, but I'm afraid that I'll just end up memorizing the sentence and the associated cloze, so I'm not sure what the best method would be.
I think each of these would have some utility in making the reader think actively about what proper choices could be made.
But, to be honest, I think a lot can be learned from looking at example questions. On N2 the only difficulty came when the multiple choice options had all answers identical save one particle in each option, or two very similar answer choices like fill in the blank with "として" or "としては" and at that instant you're taking the test and think "oh s**t, what is the true difference between the usage of those grammar constructs?" and that's what understanding that problem will demonstrate.
SOOOOO, I'd like to see cards that are more similar to the test problems themselves. Either multiple answer choice and you have to quickly identify _why_ 3 of the 4 options are wrong, and really understand the essence of that selection.
My ideal setup (infinite time assumption): 1) one key example sentence for each grammar point that is cloze-deleted on key grammar point (maybe two sentences if it's one of the more varied grammar points)
2) a collected set of test-like cards (multiple choice answer, sentence arrangement)
Regarding point 2, in the ideal case with the drill books, KM, and the other popular options we could easily get for each grammar point 3 or 4 question cards. That means we'd be prompted with 4 unique sentences that test any N1 grammar point, forcing the student to consider said grammar point against what are the most likely options that would trip one up.
That's more than two cents worth of rambling... Realistically, I'll probably just keep reading books and listening to podcast and not do anything of this, but if this spurs any thoughts or excitement I might be game.
And as one follow up: If you look at all the N1/一級 questions and categorized all all problems by their right answer, and then looked at the entire distribution of wrong answer options that are paired with each tested grammar point I assume with the statistics available you'd be able to see what grammar constructs are grouped in questions.
That is, obviously if the correct answer uses the (二級) grammar construct "＜Verb (plain form)＞たび(に)", which means something like "every time", to have the wrong options with meanings wildly different from "every time" would be too easy. More likely options of grammar points that have similar but subtle or obvious differences/applications would be posed.
If anyone wanted to do this, it might be revealing. You might find something like for questions that test the grammar point "たびに" the wrong answer options are always from a specific set of 5 other similar grammar points -- and fairly enough, you, the learner of Japanese, should understand the distinguishing points between these grammar points. Anyway, just some thoughts
From: north carolina Registered: 2007-07-12 Posts: 1541
Yeah, same here. I used the grammar examples as passive (and if I didn't find enough, I grabbed some from some grammar books), and put the multiple choice questions in as-is.
For OCR, I highly recommend e.Typist14.0 for windows. There's a 30 day free trial that works just fine. After that, you need to shell out $130 or so. But of all the commercial OCR programs I've tried, I like it the best. Try the sample version first until you figure out how to use it, though. It's not intuitive. I may have posted some notes about it in a thread somewhere about a year ago.