Making your own sets if you’re able to is a great way to help your learning process, since you can personalize them to your own experiences and learning style. A useful type of deck to make in particular are sets based off your daily experiences with the language. Usually, I just take the words or set phrases by themselves to study, along with grabbing the whole example sentence. However, something that I was thinking about doing is making a set based around personally interesting sentences or ways that certain phrases are formed.
For example, an interesting sentence I found is from a teacher, saying: “金曜日は先生のリンクから授業に行ってください” (On Friday, please use Sensei’s link to go to the lesson). I would grab this sentence and turn it into a simple flashcard here on Kitsun.
It’s not that any of these words are new to me. Instead, it’s that the particular construction “先生のリンクから.” While I can understand it in the context of the sentence, it’s not a construction I would have likely made myself. However, as long as I keep it in my head, it should become something that I can incorporate into my own speech. Obviously, a good way to review it is to look at it every so often, which SRS tools like Kitsun are perfect for.
However, I’m interested in what people think about this idea, and whether others do similar things. I’m pretty sure it’s a common thing to do, but if anyone also has any helpful tips for studying in that way, it’s always appreciated.