(2nd attempt) 🥊🥊
😪I feel like I just spent 6 weeks delivering a baby 👶
PA was a challenge but it helped me refine my study strategy and structure and now I'm ready to tackle the PPD/PDD bifecta.💪
🏆Credit where Credit is due:
- Jared Hopkins 📰post "Passed PA --- on the 2nd attempt" - I read this post three times before the actual exam. Good tips
- Elif Bayram 💡 her resources and practice exams are difficult enough to get you sharp
- The bad-@$$ women 💁 in my Study-Buddy Zoom sessions network (Munira Karimjee and Tania E.)
- Benjamin Norkin 📚 at Hyperfine and his resources
- Marina Curac 📓 Resources - If you don't know, you should know
- Black Specs 🤓 was useful for test-timing. Be mindful of these exams as they are limiting in that it becomes easy to memorize the answers after a while. For an added challenge, Take a straight hit of Elif or Ballast Practice Exams.
Looking forward to PPD next, since I understand that it's similar to PA but without as much programming NSF/GSF/USF, etc. mathematics and more about the details of building systems which is more my wheelhouse. I anticipate many hours deep in Arch.Gphx.Stds - Bring it on 🚀
If you're still having trouble, I can't advise enough: the simple practice of note-taking, flash-card writing and re-writing. 📝📝📝📝 - It might seem dumb in a digital existence but the mechanical, muscle-motor memory will pay dividends.🎰 - Especially if you're a visual learner like I am.
Invaluable Primary Resources:
- ASC - Arch. Studio Companion
- Problem Seeking - Especially the mathy parts
- SPDH - Site Plan. Design Hbk.
- MEEB & HCL - Good Reads. Read the pertinent sections that you need to bone up on.
- ADA Stds. - Flashcard these MFers
- IBC - Swallow your pride: Read the code itself. Break it down for yourself in a way that makes sense (Flashcards, Word doc outline, whtvr) I got a Case Study that gave me an entire 3 or 4 sections of code. Know where to find stuff quickly
☘️ Good luck, my nerds. I'm rooting √ for you.
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