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    Michael Wilson

    Katelyn, you're right about restless. Thank you for the reply.

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    Heather Taylor

    Emily,

    I studied for 3 weeks.  Lightly for the first week, hard for the 2nd and 3rd (along with a full time job and 5 kids).  I switched to studying for PA for a couple days during the last week when I decided to take that at the last minute so perhaps that actually helped me.  My main sources were Ballast 5.0 Practice Exams, 5.0 Practice Questions, and Black Spectacles. I used the 5.0 Ballast book minimally. I would do a few questions and read the solution whether I got it right or wrong.  The things I missed, I would make note of and google it or make sure I watched a BS video on it or looked it up in Ballast.  I have 15 years of experience so that probably helped too.

    If I had failed, I was planning on going through all the Ballast stuff for both PPD and PDD more thoroughly and resubscribing to Black Spectacles to watch the videos I didn't get to and rewatch stuff I still struggled with.
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    Emily Warren

    Thanks Heather,

    I tried to bring together the 4.0 study materials to prepare for 5.0, so that I could save money. Congrats on your pass with such a busy life! 

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    Richard Butera

    It's a pass! Finally completed the ARE. Yahoo!

    If you are still waiting for an email that your report is available, try logging into your NCARB account and click the "Examination" tab that shows scores. Mine was there and I still have not received an official email.

    Best of luck to everyone!

    Rick

    PS. The Black Spectacles 3+2 video series is a very nice study tool. It is very effective in framing the material for PPD + PDD in the version 5 format.

    Thanks All!

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    Lindsay Butler

    Pass!  Whew, I was really not confident about that one as I marked probably 50% for review & ran out of time on the last question without reviewing anything!  Congrats everyone that passed and good luck to anyone that has to re-test!

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