So. It's been a while since I've posted mostly because I've been stuck at 3 passes for about a year now. Crazy is not even the proper word to describe my current work life so I had about a 6 month hiatus before being able to study efficiently again. I've passed PCM, PJM & CE, but have not been able to get past PDD. I have just a little over 2 years of work experience and am wondering if that is hindering me a bit. But, I also had not been studying PPD along side PDD because the amount of info for one exam was a lot for me to wrap my head around. However. Failing PDD twice has made me reconsider my study approach and I am now studying for both at the same time. I am hoping that what I am missing with PDD I will catch with studying for PPD as well. I felt pretty good during the second try on PDD but I think the case studies is what I am struggling with. The case studies seemed pretty easy to me on the previous exams I've passed but for PDD I panic a little when I get there. I also think I am struggling with some of the mechanical stuff. I have added Architects Studio Companion to the list, along with Building Construction Illustrated, AGS, Karin's notes and am going through the forum to get more tips on handling the study material. Goal is to take both right before Christmas before going out of the country for a couple weeks.
Anyways, this post is mostly just to say if you are struggling do not give up. Reading through the forum gives me hope that I can and will get it done because we are all in the same boat. I have to remind myself that I've gotten halfway already. If anyone wants to add any advice or just words of encouragement, that would be appreciated! Keep on keepin on guys!
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