Likey failed for the 5th time. Need help with what to study.

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    Victor Ralph Moreno

    Hate to hear that. Just keep at it, stay fresh with material since there is so much covered on this. I planning on my 5th attempt in 2 months. It’s tough constant studying and staying abreast. I hope NCARB is really taking a hard look at all the fails. Something isn’t right.

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    Samantha Weinryb

    Thanks and good luck with your studies. I do agree that this particular test feels neglected or perhaps lacking some quality control. The wording of several questions were very unclear in my opinion. Obviously I can’t comment further on it but I hope that it gets some attention.

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    Cody Zimmerman

    Samantha, are you changing up your study plan with each retake? Some things may be worth rereading but I’ve been in this position before and I introduced new reading material/ practice exams with each retake in order to fill in the gaps. Also best advice I can give is to create a well rounded study plan regardless of what your fail score report says being that each version is different. I often hear stories about people spending too much time/energy on the content areas they scored low in and doing worse on a retake because the other content areas suffered as a result. Please stay positive as it's a process. This is just a part of your story.

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    Kawai Yam

    Hey same boat here... I'm not sure how many times. Kinda shame, nervous, scared, lost of words every time I think about it...But probably more failures than you. I'm still trying...
    In my past three exams, I was usually one or two points off from passing... I don't know what to do in order to get pass tbh. My score report is very avg. Most of them usually around or above 70. So score report doesn't help much. Anyway, I would like to talk to someone like you, perhaps keep us motivated.

    I'm here in this study group. Join me if you like.
    https://discord.com/invite/cHcbQKZW

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    Kaylinn Nugent

    I'm starting to use Hyperfine for PPD and PDD. I like the homework style setup and how they break down topics into digestible segments. They link to references to directly study based on the homework too. They follow the NCARB guidelines like Black Spectacles does, but it's more focused on learning topics, not memorizing random facts. It was only around $65 for the course packet on Hyperfine and you get to keep the resource if you need to retake the exam - so no subscription which is more affordable. Definitely wish I would have started using it sooner! https://hyperfinearchitecture.com/ 

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