I have to say being bummed about this is an understatement, especially after studying so hard and getting the likely fail is just not sitting well with me right now.
I did all the recommended reading, followed advice posted throughout the communities, watched videos, did practice exams, put in so much time and effort in a study group, I have extensive firm experience, can put projects and plans together with my eyes closed, and the only thing I would say working against me is that I haven't taken a test in a long time, so where did I go wrong?
I will add that my testing experience didn't go very smooth either. I left myself a little over an hour to do the case studies and go back and check on my review questions, and that is when I experienced some major technical issues. I didn't get the question loading lag, but specifically, my resource materials would not load. I was waiting in excess of 15-20 seconds at times for them to load, either scrolling or using the search button, and it would just say loading as I watched my clock dwindle away. Of course, frustration and angst began to set in, I would move to the next question, the same thing happened, and threw off my concentration completely. Needless to say, I was only able to answer about half the questions in the case studies, guessed on the rest and I wasn't able to get back to my review questions, just a complete disaster. I made a complaint to the testing center once during my exam, actually took the break to make the complaint, and then again at the end, called NCARB when I got home and now I am sitting here wondering how this all went awry after feeling so confident in my studying. Just completely at a loss after so much work being put in; a defeating feeling to say the least.
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