I got a B in every section of the test. However, I didn’t pass. I had a gut feeling that it would be close and it could go either way.
I was taking a class during the week of the test and didn’t study hard every day. Reflecting back there were so many things I didn’t do for this test that I did on the last one, which I passed.
- I didn’t spend 3-4 hours a day cramming the month of the test.
- I didn’t study my Anki decks as much as I should have.
- I didn’t write things down in my notebook. I typed notes out and didn’t go back and review it all.
As I may have mentioned before, I am still happy with what I learned throughout the year leading up to the test. There’s always next year.
It’s been 20 days since I took the JLPT N4 test and stopped studying EVERY day. It’s great to teak a break but now I’m back. I have studied since but probaby only 1-2 hours a week for the past 3 weeks or so. I was almost at level 11 wanikani, at 70% but then stopped now I have over 500 reviews. wah.
I’m listening to this artist called stick figure while studying tonight. Practicing listening and kanji today.
Side note: I need to edit my videos from Japan earlier this year and post them.
Still studying a lot. This weekend I:
- Practiced some listening drills.
- Also listened then wrote down translations.
- Practice causative forms. Also along with Genki chapter 22
- Reviewed some older lessons.
Need to review lessons from Japanese by Hanako. (https://www.japanesebyhanako.com/)
Enter more cards into Anki.
Life happens. I didn’t spend all day studying as much as I’d like. Which I think is a good thing. It’s easy for me to lock myself indoors all day and be in front of a computer or a book.
Touched on causative forms today, and some grammar review. Reviewed some notes and one lesson. I’m practicing some kanji now and I think this will be a routine now at night since it’s kinda soothing and a good way for me to unwind.
I wanted to get out a blog post yesterday declaring I reached WaniKani level 10. In addition, I wanted to blog every day in the month of November since I’ve started my one month countdown to December 2nd. However, I didn’t get to WaniKani level 10 until today. December 2nd is the day I tackle the JLPT N4 test. At the moment, my confidence is low. I need to cram big time.
So many things have happened this year that has kept me really busy.
- I’ve gone to Japan twice. Once in April and another time in July.
- I sold my house and moved.
- I’m about to purchase another place. Thankfully, I’m not moving right away.
- I’m taken on a lot more responsibility at work.
So here we go. I’m watching a countdown episode on youtube and drinking a redbull before I start tonight’s cram session. It’s Friday night. This is what every night will be like until December 2nd.
I sat down one or twice over the weekend and on Monday to go through my wanikani reviews. I got down to 150 yesterday and am now back to 201 that need to be completed. Up to my waist in reviews lol.
I took out a couple of my N4 books yesterday to start going through them.
Also, more reviews of my notes I’ve been taking over the past year!!
It’s here. N4 exam cram time!