I'm going for the JLPT level 2 in December, so I'm trying to start studying now, and I have a few questions for anyone who's taken it before.
1. Is there a list, anywhere on the internet, of the kanji I'll be expected to know? I've found a vocabulary list, but it's all in kana, which is not what I'm worried about. (Also, will I be expected to be able to write as well as recognize them? I'm something of a ワプロバカ, so the number of kanji I can actually write as opposed to type is probably not as large as it should be).
2. From the description on the site, it looks as though there's a writing/timed-essay section. Does anyone know what kind of questions tend to be asked in it?