Last night I sat down to start the JLPT 2003 1級 文字・語彙 paper. What a shocker!
When I tried the 2004 paper most of my answers were guesses at best, or using educated guesses to piece together kanji compound words etc. Still, I managed just over 50%. Not as bad as it could’ve been, I thought at the time.
The 2003 paper shows how bad it could have been… I battled through the paper, guessing my whole way through, even more so than the 2004 paper. I scored a dismal 38%! Perhaps I was dreaming to think I might score higher than 50% in the real exam. We’ll see.