Tackling N1-N3 Comprehension questions Part 5: 速読 (Speed reading)

皆さん、 こんにちは。 Here’s Part 5, 速読。 On my previous trip to Japan, i chanced upon a good book on 速読 (speed reading) . Speed reading is good, especially when you don’t have time to read the passages. The author, 椋木修三先生、introduces a few good techniques which i personally feel is good. 1) Reading the passage in…

Tackling N1-N3 Comprehension questions Part 4: Giving yourself time to adapt

皆さん、 おはようございます。 Part 4 of this article covers about giving yourself time to adapt. Sometimes, i will take JLPT with my students for the sake of observing how others behave during the exam, especially when they are doing 読解。 I usually finish the paper in half the time required for N2 and N3 paper and…

Tackling N1-N3 Comprehension questions Part 3: Reading the passage

皆さん、 こんばんは。Just finished my 7th teaching assignment. Another 3 more assignments before i get the 1st half of my teaching certificate awarded by the institution. (^_^) Down with fever and flu and i thought maybe i should finish this post after my dose of paburon. Today, i’ll cover how to read the passage. Pre-checks Are…

Tackling N1-N3 Comprehension questions Part 2: Time Allocation

皆さん、 こんばんは。 Yesterday, i covered about reading techniques. Today i’ll talk about time allocation. For N1: 110 mins (35-40 mins on Vocabulary and Grammar, the rest on Comprehension) For N2: 105 mins (30-35 mins on Vocabulary and Grammar, the rest on Comprehension)) For N3: 70 mins for Grammar and Comprehension (20 mins on Grammar, the…

Tackling N1-N3 Comprehension questions

皆さん、 こんばんは。週末はどうでしたか。このポストは英語で書かせていただきます。 Recently, i read this post on moving towards comprehension and found it quite interesting. I find that a lot of people have different ways, effective and non-effective ways of reading For us Singaporeans, especially for Chinese, i think we have the advantage of knowing Kanji, as compared to the other guys in the…