Second fail on PPD, but take a look at my score reports…

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    Arthur Molinari

    Calvin, trust me I feel your pain. I failed PPD three times and PDD twice. Every time I got a score report I failed categories I had previously passed and Vice versa. It got to the point where I was so angry I just wanted to let go and stop taking the exams for a while. I followed my own advice and took off 6 months. I started studying/taking the ARE in January 2016 and I only have PPD left (4th attempt). I am so humbled by this brutal experience that I don’t let anything especially a silly test score bring me down anymore. Just remember this is a weeding out process. You have done everything up to this point right. Just stay calm and focused and your hard work will pay off I promise you.

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    Calvin Chen

    Thanks Arthur. Like you said, I think the exams took up too much of my life. I won't rush for another retake but will keep studying. Have you already passed PDD? What did you study differently from your first take and made you pass the exam? 

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    Arthur Molinari

    Yes I passed PDD and to be honest I felt just as confident the third time as I did the first time. The questions changed a little bit and my constant studying of the “details” eventually just paid off. I really don’t pay attention to the people (including a few of my friends) who pass these exams first time because they get a license and then don’t use it so what’s the rush - as long as you get them all within the 5 years and feel humbled by the end of it I think that will pay off in dividends.) The only difference I had in studying techniques would be that I removed all anxiety and saw the exam for what it is - details, design development and CDs. Once you realize that is what PDD is and PPD is SD with a bit of programming your memory will selectively choose the appropriate data to remember. Especially if it’s a duplicate or in my case multiple time you’ve taken a particular exam.

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