Hi all. I recently failed PDD and need some help on how best to prepare.
My study schedule was reading all of Brightwood PDD first, all of Ballast PDD second, taking and reviewing all quizzes per chapter for both. Taking and reviewing Ballast practice exam. Reviewing ARE handbook, which was limited. Buying and taking Designer Hacks practice exam (scoring a 94% the morning of the exam). Strangely, like most ARE exams, the study material was not really reflected on the exam. I feel like i'm wasting my time reading Ballast, Brightwood, and taking Designer Hacks exams. I studied over the course of about 10 weeks. I have about 9 years experience in the industry working in NYC and CA on high profile projects and have always been given great performance reviews at all firms I've worked for. I have worked on renovations, new construction, historic pres, healthcare, institutional, and commercial projects on interiors, exterior, and everything in between. I seem to be missing something that this test is requiring.
I would greatly appreciate any help with passing the next time. Thank you!
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