Blog] I passed the 1st class small boat license by myself in one shot! In-depth study tips

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I have been thinking "I want to get a !!!! I've always wanted to get a small boat license.

What a surprise!I passed the first level in one shot ahhhhh!

I didn't take the Level 2 exam, but went for the Level 1 exam out of the blue, and passed it in one shot! (A miracle for me!!!)

(I taught myself the coursework, and took the practical skills course.)

I'm glad to hear that!

So I'll tell you about the study I did and how I personally felt about it.

I was the one with the bad grades, and I still got accepted!

I passed the first class of small boat license by self-study and practical skill training!


I got accepted (crying) I got accepted (crying loudly)

I'm so happy! I passed the first level out of the blue!

I did my best to study....

I want to say these two things first.

  • You can pass the course on your own.
  • Level 1, but don't worry, the pass rate is high.

Even if you are not a good student, you can pass the "department" of small boat license by yourself (I am the proof).

Yes, I am proof of this myself.

I was not a good student and had the worst grounding, but I was accepted. When I was a student, my grades were 3 or lower.

The Class 1 small boat license can be passed by self-study.

So I want you to be confident.

It's difficult, but if you solve all the problems, you'll be fine.

The pass rate for the small boat license is very high, so you'll get it too!

Yes. The pass rate for both first and second class ship licenses is incredibly high.

That number, a whopping 901 TP2T or thereabouts.

Please google "pass small boat license".

I am sure that you will be reassured by its high pass rate.

How I passed the first class of small boat license by [self-study for the subject] and [training for the practical skills].

From here, we'll talk about study tips and how to tackle them!

Tips for self-study of the "Department" of Class 1 Small Boat License (1) Solve all the problem books.

Anyway, it's a collection of problems. A collection of problems.

The first thing you need to do thoroughly is solve more problems than memorize vocabulary! This is super important.

Especially the less confident you are in your own brain, the more thorough you should be, like me.

The way to do it is to

  1. Read the issue
  2. solving a problem
  3. confuse


  1. Read the issue again
  2. Solve the problem again.
  3. Correct this time (or wrong again)

If you repeat this...

gradually'Oh, I'm sure that's the way to solve this problem.'in TokyoI'm pretty sure I made a mistake here before, so here's the correct answer."And you will be able to tell.

In addition, you will be able to grasp the patterns of trick questions, and in the case of four-choice questions, you will be able toYou will also be able to find your own method of eliminationThe following is a list of the most common problems with the

And nautical charts are also important.

This chart was personally difficult for me...

By the way, don't think that "even if I can't get a mark on nautical charts, it's OK if I get a mark on other problems". You will fail if you don't get points on nautical charts as well.

In nautical charts, there are several problems that involve calculations of "distance, speed, and time". This is not good if you are not used to this because it also uses rulers and other tools.

I think you should keep a copy of the nautical charts that come with your reference book, so you can use them over and over again!

I kept writing and erasing the same nautical charts with "erasable ballpoint pens," and the paper was falling apart.

It would be easy to keep a copy.

Tips for self-study of the "Department" of the 1st class small boat license (2) Focus on memorization once you are familiar with the question booklet.

Once I got used to solving problems, I tried to focus on memorization at the same time.

In particular, I focused on memorizing the following

  • buoy
  • Hull section
  • Japanese shipping routes (places of interest such as Mizushima and Kurushima)
  • weather map

The reason why I put so much effort into these↑ is because I had a hard time remembering them. I am the type of person who finds these things difficult.

(After solving the problems, I realized that I am not good at this kind of memorization.)

Some of these you can learn quickly and some you can't, and the former you can put off immediately and the latter thoroughly.Memorize by word or image.I did this and tried to solve problems related to those problems.

This way, I thought.It is also important to understand your weakest issuesThis means that the

If you know which areas you are weak in, it will be easier to determine what you need to focus on.It is.

I was never very good at weather maps anyway and made a lot of mistakes until the very end.

(I guess you're not that interested in weather maps...)

Tips for self-study of the "Department" of the 1st class small boat license (3) Do the rope tying every day by referring to the video.

Do it every day.

You have to learn it with your body. !!!!

The rope tying method for the ship's license was readily available on youtube and other sites, so I used that as a reference and practiced tying it every day with the appropriate cord I had at home.

You can use the string from a store bag like this. You can buy cheap rope from 100s of stores, or you can use the string on a drawstring.

(The real one is thicker than this one, so preferably as thick as this one so you can get a feel for it, but I think you can start with something thin like this.)

I couldn't think of how to tie a knot in my head, so I just worked with my hands. I let my hands memorize the feeling.

Creek knots and curly knots were tied using disposable chopsticks, as they were difficult to tie using only rope.

They use disposable chopsticks as metal rods, etc.

Again, I think it is faster to memorize rope knots in your hands rather than in your head.

Reference books used for self-study of the "Department" of the small boat license of the 1st class.

I applied to the school for the practical skills and the test. I only applied to the school for the practical skills and the test, and I was supposed to study at home, so the school sent me a textbook.

However, I felt that this was not enough to study, so I separately purchased the following two reference books.

The charts and more math problems were very powerful. I am seriously glad I bought this book. I learned a lot from the many teasing problems.

Please make sure to use the most up-to-date version possible. ↓ I used the 2017 one, but make no mistake it's the latest version!

Tools and stationery used for self-study of the "Department" of the first class small boat license.

The only thing I purchased for studying for my small boat license, other than a reference book, was a compass.

The school also sent me a compass-like device. I didn't know how to use it, so I bought a compass at a 100-yen store.



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