美齡アントニア // 미령 (rosesnchaos) wrote in discuss_jlpt,
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Results?

Hey all.. Any idea when the results will be out? Should be soon eh?

So what's your plan this year? Have you started on the next level of study or just waiting for the results before you start?

I'm studying 2-kyuu and maan... the grammar points are simply mind-boggling! O_O;;

But I'm aiming at passing 2-kyuu in one year's attempt. Is that too impossible?
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The results are out in Japan. (I passed 2kyu, yay!!! ^^) I think that the results will be out within a couple of weeks for most other countries.

I started studying for 2kyu about this time last year and did well, so you should be fine! :) The grammar is hard but most of it is actually useful. Are you using any textbooks to study? I recommend Nihongo Somatome 2kyu Grammar and the Kanzen Master book. The first book has very clear and easy explanations (in English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese I think), and the kanzen book has excellent practice quizzes and uses more difficult vocab (but is entirely in Japanese).

I've decided to take 1kyu this year... ^^; I've started studying grammar and kanji, but haven't been serious about it yet.
Oh cool! COngrats!

I have the Kanzen Master book, and I think it's really good. It might have been better if it has few English explanations like the 3-kyuu's Kanzen Master. Hehe. ^^;;

Good luck with 1-kyuu!
The results came out earlier than usual this year in Japan, so maybe early March.

Don't know what you mean by "one year's attempt"?

Do you mean zero Japanese to 2kyu in one year? I'm sure it's been done, but not by anyone I know.

I passed 2-kyu on my first try, without taking 4kyu or 3kyu, it that's what you mean.
One year's attempt as in sitting for 3-kyuu last Dec and planning to sit for 2-kyuu this year. Is one year enough time for preparation? :S
Did you just take 3kyuu this past December? I took 3kyuu one year and 2kyuu 12 months later. I did pass (barely), but I just about killed myself in the attempt, and I'm pretty good with languages. If you're not already well beyond 3kyuu level, you'll find it hard to do in one year, but it is doable. I'm told most people take 2 years or more beyond 3kyuu before taking 2kyuu.

If you're living and working in Japan, your progress might be faster, though.
Yep yep, I did. That's what I meant.

Are you a full-time student or are you working? How do you juggle your time then? I mean, going through uni with 4 subjects per semester per year seemed like a piece of cake compare to the amount of stuff we have to study for JLPT-2! I'm scared already. -___-;;

I work full time, but I was on sabbatical for much of that year, which meant that my schedule was more flexible than usual. I was probably putting in an hour or two a day.

The jump from 3kyuu to 2kyuu is huge, especially if you're not in Japan and being exposed to the language daily. It won't hurt to shoot for taking 2kyuu as your goal, but don't beat yourself up if it gets closer to exam time and you decide you're not ready after only one year. Two years is probably more realistic.
I'm getting nervous...I got an update email that says results should be out at the end of February.

I'm waiting to find out how I did on 2-kyuu before deciding how to start studying again (not that I have time with my course load killing me). My *plan* was to take 1-kyuu next year (and thereby end my undergraduate career with that milestone), but...taking 2-kyuu again might be a viable option since I'm not in Japan...
What major are you doing? Isn't it alot tougher to study for your undergrad as well as the JLPT?
I'm a Japanese Studies major. I don't honestly know if it's tougher because I've never not been an undergrad studying for JPLT....and I still do not know the results to tell you if I had time to study enough. ^^;