14 Days to Go: JLPT Study Plan
There are two weeks to go until the world takes the JLPT exam on December 3rd. If, like me, you’ve avoided the subject until you glanced at your calendar, horrified by the lack of time remaining, then it’s time to get an intense study plan into action! Here are some tips on how to make the most of the next 2 weeks.
① Highlight key study areas for the JLPT
- Grammar points
Since the sections on your exam are Vocabulary, Reading and Listening, I have pinpointed 5 key areas where study is required. Fortunately, there is no writing aspect in the exam, so learning to write those pesky Kanji is not as important as learning to recognise them (and give their readings!). For a list of useful resources based on the study areas, wait for my next post!
② Set yourself (realistic) goals
By now you are probably aware of how much information you can study in a day and retain long-term - you only have 2 weeks, so you should be realistic about what you can learn in that time. Don’t overdo it because you’ll forget it all!
③ Create a Habit Tracker
This can be done on pen and paper, or in an excel spreadsheet like the one above. According to my layout, I have set my Tasks, Goals (in brackets), and then I fill in the actual number of items completed for that task. If it’s over the goal - it turns green - Yay! This way I can motivate myself to get ‘all greens’, as well as picking up on days where I have not performed to the necessary standard. This will also show whether your goals have been realistic, or if you have to adjust them slightly.