I'm getting tired of studying a copious amount of hours after work and on my weekends, not to mention all the money I'm throwing at these exams, and PTO from my job, to face my third consecutive fail. Earlier in the year I failed CE twice. I took the summer off and tried programming and analysis today. Just got my preliminary fail report despite being pretty confident while taking the exam. I'm not sure what more I could be doing without sacrificing my own health and sanity but clearly I'm doing something wrong, and starting to question if this is really worth my time and the investment. I have PCM and PJM under my belt so far. PJM was the only one I passed on the first try. I'll mention I have 3 years of work experience and I've worked on all phases of the design process including CA... I felt super comfortable during PA, I feel like these concepts are my strongest points. Locating a building on its site, orientation, space planning, etc. I studied amber book, designer hacks, ballast, Brightwood, all possible youtube videos, any free online video of black spectacles, sun wind and light, etc... Not to mention I do code research fairly regularly at work. So what's good ncarb fam what the heck am I doing wrong? Anyone else in the same boat as me right now or what. I don't take failure easy especially seeing other people with equal levels of experience passing these exams like cake. I know I'm good at what I do but this just seems like a huge road block
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