From: The Dirty Jerz Registered: 2011-02-07 Posts: 337 Website
Wait and see. I wasnt expecting any miracles because i was only half way through Core6k and took N2. But i made sure to unsuspend all the vocab with the kanji i needed which definitely helped. A few words i learned 2 days ago were on the test . Hopefully scores get back before registration for next exam. I definetely wont be at N1 by June though so N2 again regardless.
Stumbled with the reading part :s didn't finish about last 3 articles from the end because I ran out of time. I have to read more and speed up my reading skills. This might turn the whole test into a failure, dunno.
Listening was easy though, probably for everyone. I hope for ca. 85 % on that section.
From: north carolina Registered: 2007-07-12 Posts: 1541
Ugh. 2 hours to get to a pain-in-the-ass (literally) testing site (Aichi Gakuin Daigaku -- Nisshin Campus, way the hell out past Fujigaoka) put me in a lousy mood. If I passed N1, it's because I am a guessing savant. And really, I have no business passing N1 6 months after passing N2.
Everything felt juuust out of my reach, which was really annoying. The funny part was that all of the business Japanese I've been studying the last 3 months has really helped me a lot. Whenever a business scenario popped up, I felt somewhat relieved. Those were the only questions I felt somewhat confident-ish about.
After the test was done, it was a stampede to get to the bus station at the university in order to catch a bus to the train station. Totally nuts.
Great sound system, absolutely brutal flip-down bench seats. 1 star.