After a few retakes, finally passed PDD. I believe Amber Videos and Hyperfine are superior resources followed by Architects Studio Companion and the NCARB Monographs.
The first time I took PDD I read all of the other resources, Ballast, BCI, MEEB, Heating, Cooling, Lighting, etc. But obviously it wasn't enough to get a pass.
Honestly, what triumphed over all of my other resources was taking the YoungArchitect Bootcamp offered by Michael Riscica. The bootcamp keeps you honest with how much time you're putting in each week. I'm very independent and didn't think a group dynamic would work for me. Now I understand that each person brings different knowledge to the table. You can hear those people in your head while your working through practice problems. You work through so many practice problems together, when you're in the actual exam, you aren't overwhelmed by the questions. You are able to take a moment, digest what they're asking and worth through them confidently.
We're all in this together and the quicker we can get through it, the quicker we can get back to life. Good luck.
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