Wednesday, 17 July 2013

My TOEFL Score is Out (and other news)

If you're wondering why I've been absent for the past few days (not that it's some strange and rare occurrence), you should click here and read about it (I write when I'm emotional).

Now on to other matters: today, I got my TOEFL score! It was actually kind of embarrassing because when my teacher gave me my score, he commented on how wonderful it was. And after, that, he started talking about a student that had an extremely high score. Well, I just stared at the table.

And I don't actually dare to tell Japanese people about my score now. It's feels embarrassing.

I'm not even going to type the score. So here's a picture. 
Coming up....

NaNoWriMo prep will be beginning for me, so be prepared to see book reviews about writing here in the future. And I have tests and stuff coming up real soon, so my infrequent posts will become even more infrequent.

For all those MEXT hopefuls, do let me know if there's any topic you need me to cover. (If you're asking about either Kyushu University or TUFS, that's fine too!)

9 comments :

  1. Hey Eustacia!
    I'm Leonardo Gregory from Brazil, I've been reading your blog for some months and I really want to say thank you for your wonderful job, you're really informative and helps a lot people interested in MEXT scholarships!
    I want to ask you two questions.
    1 - I did the embassy's test last week and I'll know the results on wednesday... I'm really concerned because I think I did good at english, biology and chemistry [I want to study medicine] but I think I sucked at maths and I don't know if I did correct neither one question. You think I still have a chance? I did well on the other subjects and I handed 4 good recomendation forms and stuff... You think maths alone will hurt my chance?

    2 - About studying in Japan... If I'm selected and attend the first year classes, can I choose the university I want to attend my course? For me it seems that you chose Kyushu University, how it works? can we choose or MEXT determines the university for us?

    Thank you so much for your attention. I hope I was clear because english isn't my first language, sorry if I missed something.
    Keep up with your good work! ^^

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    1. Hi Leonardo Gregory,

      I'm glad my blog is helpful!

      1. Hmm, I'm not a science student so I can't say. But I wouldn't rule you out (especially if your school transcripts show that you're a good student). But I'm really not a good person to ask about the selection criteria - I have no insider knowledge whatsoever ><

      2. Yes, we can choose our own universities. The universities will come to TUFS/Osaka University to give presentations and let us ask questions. Then we have a consultation with teachers before submitting a list of universities we want to enter to MEXT. If MEXT approves, then it's up to the university if they want to take us in (there may be tests and/or interviews).

      All the best!

      ^_^

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  2. OOh I see! Thanks a lot for your reply! ^^
    I feel better knowing that we can make the university's choice!
    Universities like Hokkaido University/Osaka University/Kyoto University are available to choose, right? =]
    Tomorrow I'm going to know the results of the tests... I hope to be your kouhai this year! But if I'm not, I'll do my best to be chosen next year, I'm not going to give up!

    Thanks for being so helpful to everyone here ;D

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    1. Hey Eustacia!
      Just to update my situation, I didn't pass cause I wasn't that good in chemistry and maths... But I want so much to have this scholarship! I'll do my best for next year, I'll study so much more... I'll be your kouhai soon! haha

      Is it commom people who didn't pass in the first time have this scholarship on the second or third try? Do you have friends there in this situation?

      Thank you so much for your attention... I'll keep reading all your posts and I hope to bring good news for you next year!

      See ya soon ;D

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    2. Hi Leonardo Gregory,

      Awww, I'm sorry to hear that. I didn't ask my friends about how they applied, so I'm afraid I don't know. I do hope you become my kohai next year though!

      All the best!

      ^_^

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  3. Congrats on getting the test scores back! NaNoWriMo! I am participating in this as well. I look forward to seeing you around the community.


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    1. Thank you! And nice to meet someone doing NaNoWriMo too! See you around!

      ^_^

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  4. Wait...I dont get it. I am also thinking of doing the TOEFL, even if i dont understand something.... I mean, it's mandatory to have the toefl for TUFS or Toodai ? O_o
    Also, why are u upset about your score ? Is it bad 660 ? T_T I need to know so i know also how much i need to study...also which book is good ?

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    1. Hi Sara,

      TOEFL is mandatory for all Kyushu University students. I'm not sure about TUFS and Todai. And well, 660 is considered good for most people, but I was hoping for a higher score :p

      And um, I didn't actually study for TOEFL. So I don't know what resources to use...

      ^_^
      Eustacia

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