Copied from his post on S4H.
So WaniKani‘s (and other things) been teaching me all sorts of new words but only recently have I begun hammering in grammar. So while I could pick out words in j-pop/anime/etc I couldn’t “put them together”.
Grammar has been taking such a long time because I’m also learning writing at the same time, which is making it take twenty times as long… but if I just read the lessons and exercises I’d forget them twenty times as fast than if I were painstakingly writing it out.
But after JUST doing the following two pages:
All of a sudden, a whole bunch of what I’m hearing is “making sense”: for the first time I’m understanding full sentences.