Wednesday, December 17, 2008

HSK result

X-mas came early this year... with the results from that awful HSK exam that I took the other week...

I was so certain I was going to end up with a result putting me on level 1 or 2, seeing that the test went so d**** bad (like, really), so therefore I was quite relieved when I got the result and saw that my result was a score 4, which is nothing close to fantastic but at least it is better than I expected. Also, the result kind of makes me happy, as the HSK exam only tests your writing, reading and listening skills, rather than your speaking skills (and speaking is sort of my thing... where as writing/reading is not) and I did not do well on this test. Actually, I did OK at the listening part, but the reading and writing (or fill in the blanks as it was...)... ha! A pure joke!

I know that many of you probably think that score 4 on an HSK test isn't that great, but for me it's definitely an OK result seeing that this is the first HSK test I have ever taken. Also, I haven't done any HSK courses or any preparation, so I definitely think there is room for improvement. Also, if u score 5 you can enroll in a degree at a Chinese university and study together with Chinese people. And I am almost there! That feels kind of cool, even if I am not planning to take an additional degree while I am in China, but still... Most importantly, it is quite a relief to know that even though it doesn't feel like it, all the hard work (and hours of character writing) that I have put in is starting to pay off!

Some of my Japanese classmates scored 7, and others scored 6 and 5.... Still, I really feel that the score is confusing, as some of these people's speaking level is sort of... well, not so great. Anyways. That's just how it is I guess. After all, it is just a test and just an idea to find out your (reading and comprehension) level. And although my character progress is one of the slower kinds, it is still happening. Slooooowly, sloooooowly....

10 comments:

vivi said...

I've get your blog fm a post on Tianya bbs,and I really love to read your writting.

Jonna Wibelius said...

Thanks Vivi that's really nice to hear :)

flyingfish said...

Congratulations! You go girl!

Little Tiger said...

Bravo!

As far as I know you need a HSK level of 4 for most undergraduate courses and a 6 for masters or phDs.

Jonna Wibelius said...

flyingfish & little tiger -thanks guys! well next semester I will take the HSK prep course and I hope to score better then.. It would be nice to get a score 5 or 6...

愉如 said...

hello!! =D congrats~~^^
i really enjoy read ur posts when i can =D i'm studying chinese as well, not in China unfortunately :( but hope to come sooon ^^
i studied a lil by myself,i'm also gonna try that hsk... [in may] so i was trying find news about.. but, is there different ways to give scores?:O cuz here, in italy, as i know points get till 300...do u know anything about? the one i'm gonna do it's 基础 level,maybe it's different? which level u took? thankss. btw, congatulations again =D have a great time in China!! ^____^~

馬愉如

ps:sorry for my poor english..

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Anonymous said...

hey please can u tell me that how long does it take for HSK result to come out. I gave mu HSK on the 29th of nov..Still waiting for the result dnt know when its goa come out....

ALI said...

hey how long does it take for HSK result to come out???

Jonna Wibelius said...

I have no idea, I am no HSK expert. why don't u just ask at your uni or call the place responsible?