Hi all. Feeling very discouraged after my third exam fail in a little under a year. I'm having a hard time convincing myself I'll be able to pass any at this point, and I'm signed up to take PjM in December. I'm not use to failing- was an honors student in college and held a 3.8 through grad school. I thought I knew how to study but I guess I'm wrong when it comes to these exams. I have a nontraditional bachelor's degree with my M.Arch which is the only reason I feel I'm just "not getting it." My axp hours are near completion, I've used ballast, ahpp, black spectacles, flash cards, Schiff Harden lectures and still get to the exams and feel like the questions are 10x harder and more specific than what I prepared for. I failed PcM today. I felt so good going in, but ended up with over half the exam being calculation questions that were fill the box (i.e. no multiple choice). Where did these come from?? Other than basic formulas, nothing I studied said there would be so many complex and multi step math problems. And hardly had any questions on contracts or ethics. But I digress...I guess I'm just curious if any of you have failed again and again, and how did you convince yourself to keep trying? What did you change in you study habits or even work life that helped you pass? Any advice will help, and brutal honesty welcome.
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