Getting Ready for the JLPT
Here are a few tips for making sure you are ready to take the JLPT.
Time and Location
Be ready. Get there early. Confirm the location and times. Check train times and transfers. How far is it from the train station?
If you can, visit the location beforehand. You wouldn't want to waste your little spare time before the test wandering around lost (or looking for a bathroom).
What do you need to bring? What do they tell you to bring? What do you personally need? I always want a coffee beforehand... Maybe you want another kind of drink or a little snack?
Does the testing location have what you want or need? Should you pack it extra?
Do you have spare items (phone charger, pencil and pencil sharpener, etc)? How about things like… Tissues?! A handkerchief?!
You should have versatile clothes. The weather for the next test could be scorching hot or totally wet (it is rainy season after all). What if the air conditioner is on full blast and you are directly under it? Or what if it doesn't reach you? Do you need an umbrella?
Don't stay up all night cramming. Your performance will typically suffer from cramming (a quick internet search will confirm this...).
Get a good rest. Have a good breakfast.
There are many more tips we could include here. We will add to them next time.