The results of the July JLPT N2 (did not pass) were more dampening for my learning spirit than I expected. The results were also announced close to the deadline for submission of December JLPT. Before the announcement, I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to take the test but I was also open to the possibility of retaking it in case I failed. However, the reality is always different than one’s expectation. Continue reading “Monthly Update: When September Ends”
The results are out for JLPT N2 July 2018 and it is with bittersweet agony, I announce that I have failed the level by 2 points(22/25/41). The positive take from this is that at least I have moved ahead from … Continue reading JLPT N2: Not through.
It is almost a week after the JLPT and as I have let the experience sink in, for some reason, I don’t feel like studying at all. I have been lurking on various sites reading discussions about the JLPT and Japanese studies in general, rather than doing actual studies. Continue reading “Japanese Journey Destination?”
The JLPTs have once again made me realize the importance of vocabulary. It is not that grammar is my strong suit but I have noticed that I can easily figure out the meaning of a passage if I know most … Continue reading Viva La Vocab
The JLPT July 2018 is officially over for me and most other time zones and it brought along a lot of bittersweet realizations for me. Getting out of the way, the sobering reality of the huge chance if failing it or barely passing, it has been an overall very enlightening experience. Continue reading “Post D-Day: JLPT JULY N2 2018”
With less than 2 weeks to go for the JLPT exam, it is time to buckle up real tight. I have increased the number of words learned and reviewed in memrise but that still doesn’t seem to be enough. However, the real challenge is going to be the reading portion as my reading speed has not been that great compounded by the lack of adequate vocabulary.
I have been late to jump on the SRS(spaced repetition system) hype train mostly due to ignorance but also because of being technologically inept. When I finally got a hang around lurking in forums and searching for information on various blogs, srs seemed to be a shortcut to remembering stuff faster. Continue reading “Managing Memrise”