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Foreign Service Written Exam...FAILED! アメリカ合衆国外交官ペーパーテスト...失敗した!

Foreign Service Written Exam...FAILED! アメリカ合衆国外交官ペーパーテスト...失敗した!

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Well, I failed the FSWE this year. I just found out about it right now. I'll send in a score breakdown request, but I was hoping I did well on it. In any case, there is always next year! You may console me now.

さて、今年の外交官ペーパーテストを失敗した。今咲き、結果を見た。スコアが分からないので、今日テストセンタにFAXするつもりだ。上手にできたと思ったが、もう失敗した。とにかく、もちろん来年もある!現在私を慰めてください。
  • Awwwwwwwwwwww....... :( My condolences. Are you going to be able to find out what areas need improvement in how you took the exam, so you can concentrate on studying for those? (Oh yeah, you said you will send in a request for score breakdown...)

    Was this exam given by Japan or USA?

    For next year: Ganbatte!!
    • The exam is given by the US, since it is for a US Gov't. position, but it can be taken at any US Embassy or Consulate around the world. Signe and I took it at the Osaka Consulate.

      I think I will have to beef up on my political and managerial knowledge. I chose the Management Track last time, but I might pick the Political Track next time, even though it is harder to get in. I'm not sure yet. I have a lot of time to decide, though...

      Next year: Ganbarimasu!
  • (Anonymous)
    I'm sorry hon. But you knew that already :P
    After all the studying and hard work you put in, I know what my chances will be. I'm sure you were right on the borderline though. You'll for sure get it next time. I love you ~.~
    • I'll try my best, that is for sure. I am a little bummed out, but I'll get over it. Thanks, though. ~.~
  • Bummer. They obviously don't know what they're missing :) Still, good for you for even attempting it. Best of luck next time around!
    • Thanks Ben! I'll do even better next time. Hey, are you still at the radio station?
      • Yep. I don't plan on leaving there unless I either win the lottery or get a crazy better job offer (unlikely). And honestly, even if I won the lottery, I'd still hang onto at least one shift at the station just because it's fun :)
  • We're all rooting for you! Don't give up your dream!
  • *mega-sad-face*

    We're all rooting for you here in Seattle, so don't give up, buddy! Fight! For everlasting (foreign service) justice!
    • Re: *mega-sad-face*

      Thanks Scott. I'll keep at it for sure. I just need to study a lot more it seems.

      How is life treating you in Seattle these days?
      • Re: *mega-sad-face*

        More ennui at work, but increasingly better personal life. Taking some art classes this summer, so I've been busy.

        Also, it is hotter than Satan's toenail by Seattle standards, and the Gekkeikan single-serve I bought on a lark is probably not going to help. :(
  • i'm sorry. keep at it!

    how did you feel you did on the test when you left? and how long do you have to wait to try to take it again?
    • I felt really good about it when I left, so I suppose I should redouble my efforts next time. The FSWE is only given once a year, so I will have to wait until next April/May to take it again.
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