June 13, 2006
This Year: JLPT
This afternoon I received my Japanese Language Proficiency Test book from thejapanshop.com, containing the complete 2005 tests for levels 4 and 3 (with the listening comprehension portions on CD). This year's test is December 3, and I'm planning to take it in Chicago. Based on the information at jlptstudy.com I already know quite a bit of the level 4 material, so I think I'll plan on level 3: I was going to take level 4 last year, but thanks to the crazy load of homework I didn't have time to prepare and thanks to BT's stupidity I was laid off by December anyway.
Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to cover everything by December. There's plenty of time right now, but the months go by way too quickly.
June 06, 2006
Heisig count: 900
Today I hit the 900 mark (out of 2042) in volume 1. I've been reviewing the past 250 kanji and have managed about 80-85% recall. That's not bad. However, I also haven't had time to review the first 650, and some of those might be slipping: I'm starting to see kanji and think that I should know them, although usually they're kanji which haven't been covered (yet). It's about time to mix all the cards together and try another Kanji Armageddon; I think I'll do that after I complete Lesson 26 at the 950 mark.