It has become a routine of some sorts, to post about TOPIK results every two years or so! 🙂 It was my 5th time (starting to lose count!) taking TOPIK and I think it was my 3rd level 6 pass! Well, I know there are a few camps of thoughts on TOPIK. It’s debatable how accurate it reflects “real” proficiency, whether there’s any “use” in the exam and if it means anything. Personally, I treat TOPIK as a milestone, to remind me that yet another two years have passed since learning Korean and it serves as a fun way to test myself and to see if I’ve made any numerical improvement in the scores (just for fun!). I enjoy taking language tests so much that my friends think I’m crazy. But I also think that it’s a blessing to see it as something fun, and not something stressful!
Writing the post a few days after I’ve received the results, so I can’t replicate my happiness accurately (lol), but nevertheless I must say that I’m pretty happy with the results! It was the first time that my writing component score was in the 70s (it used to hover in the 60s range). The last time I really studied for TOPIK was probably in 2009 and 2012 ><, but I took the effort to read a couple of model essays for both the long essay and the statistics description portion and I think it helped! 🙂 I need to write more, so that I can hit the 80s range next time 😛
Really pleased with the reading score. I mean, what else can I say right? 😛
Didn’t do that well for listening, and I had a feeling that I lost marks in the earlier (and supposedly) easier questions hahaha. ><
Overall, really pleased!
The blog is celebrating its 10th anniversary in a couple of days. 🙂
Thank you for sticking with me all these while!