I finally made it! I just got word that I actually passed the 2007 JLPT Level 3 exam!
The score wasn’t exactly a lot to write home about (67%, with 60% the minimum passing score), but I’m happy just the same. It’s definitely better than missing it by a measly 8 points like last year!
I did ever so slightly worse, believe it or not, on the Kanji section, slightly better on the listening section and quite a bit better on the reading/comprehension/grammar section than I did on the 2006 exam.
Of course, NOW I have to press on to Level 2—yikes! But I’m in no particular hurry for that. And then I have to continue my studies and especially become more conversant and less afraid to speak. I think those goals could be accomplished with a bit of dedication—and another round in the KSU IJP program this summer!
I’m glad that this happened, since it was an important goal I’d set for my possible future in Japan.