In a few hours from now I will be in a room at Hokkaido University taking Level 4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
Yesterday I spent several hours doing my final test preparation.
I looked through the 3 practice tests I have taken so far - and I focused on the grammar sections.
I read every question again and made notes and examples about the grammar points I am weak about. I'll take that booklet to the test place today and glance at it before the test.
I didn't try to remember any more kanji or set phrases. Too late for that kind of learning!
Of course I am nervous. I want to pass.
I don't NEED to pass, there is no university place or job offer waiting for me if I pass, but if I fail I will feel disappointed because my Japanese is pretty good - although I don't use correct grammar. I can get my message across in most situations.
In 2020 I want to be a volunteer at the Tokyo Olympics. I want to be able to read all the information that the volunteers will be given. I want to be accurate and helpful as a volunteer. So, taking the test is a good way to motivate myself to study!