I passed JLPT N3 in 2013, then passed JLPT N2 in 2014. After that, I decided it might be worth it just to throw myself at the JLPT N1, even if I couldn’t pass on my first try. So I tried… 3 times… And didn’t pass, all 3. XD
That was while I was holding a full time job and not reeeeally studying much outside of work. Basically, I had graduated with a Japanese major back in 2007, and my residual language proficiency was what got me through N3 and N2.
But in 2018, with my spouse’s support, I quit my day job and focused almost entirely on studying Japanese, with the aim to become a translator.
In comes Wanikani!
After fighting through the first bit of Wanikani, I decided to sign up to take JLPT N2 again in 2018, just to prove to myself that me passing it in 2014 wasn’t a fluke. I kept up Wanikani, took the JLPT, and happily passed, reaffirming to myself that yes, I do have a lot of knowledge left in this brain!!
There’s that JLPT N1 goal, still looming in the distance…
Anybody here passed the N1 yet? Know anyone who did? Any thoughts on if fully burning every turtle in Wanikani might be a good time to take the N1?
Not this year, but I’m looking at Dec. 2020. It’s far enough in the future that I feel like I could really have a good chance. Even if I don’t pass, I feel like I’d score much better than previous years!!
What do you think?