PDD: pass & observations...

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    Candice Barter

    Thanks for your feedback and study strategy!  I have PDD on Monday - it is my last and then I am hoping to be finished with ARE.

    I did want to share on here because it may be a strategy that works for someone else...I have done the case studies first on every exam that I've taken.  I've taken and passed (on the first try) all five other 5.0 exams.  I'm sure its not a strategy that works for everyone, but I've found that starting with the case studies means I have a clear head and am not as stressed about time.  I go through the questions quickly and if I'm just not sure, I take an educated guess, flag it and move on.  This also means that I know what references are available when I go through the general questions and have used my case study references to help me answer other questions on almost every exam.

    I have also had at least an hour at the end of every exam to review flagged items and, in most cases, to go back and review my other answers as well.  Again, I'm sure this won't work for everyone, but its been working well for me and its the same strategy that I'll use on Monday with PPD.

     

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    Charles Green (Edited )

    Thank you Linda and Candice for your feedback! I just took PDD on Monday and failed! How long did you guys study for PDD? I studied for 1.5 months but I'm not sure if it was enough. I am going to try some of the techniques you guys suggested to hopefully pass when I take it again!

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    Benjamin Norkin

    Nice write up, thanks Linda! Great point about finding answers to some questions in the text of other questions.

    Candice, I've been thinking about doing your method, don't think I'm brave enough!

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