Keeping calm and pacing yourself on PA

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    Shanglin Li

    That's really helpful Marina, Thank you so much! 

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    Gang Chen (Edited )

    Very good information. Thanks for sharing.

    Gang Chen, Author, Architect, LEED AP BD+C (GreenExamEducation.com)

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    Abby Linley (Edited )

    Congratulations! I've read a few of your blogs, and can definitely relate as PcM took me 4 tries. Thank you for all your hard work to put together and share these resources. So kind and generous!! Good luck on PPD and PDD! :) 

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    Marina Curac

    Thank you so much! Really glad to be helpful :)

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    Sarah Alleman

    Thanks so much for posting your experience, it is really helpful! I have passed PCM, PJM, and CE and I am just starting to study for PA. I can definitely relate to a lot of the testing strategies you have found to mitigate the short amount of time for the test. Have you found that timing is even more challenging with PA compared to the other exams? Thanks!

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    Marina Curac

    Thanks for reaching out, Sarah! And congrats on passing Pro Prac trifecta. I would say that timing on the test will depend on you doing a diligent job planning out your 3hr 15min, but also very much on what type of questions you get. If you're blessed with a lot of multiple choice questions, you probably won't be super pressed. If, on the other hand, you end up with a lot of what I call puzzle questions, calculations, or simply questions that require you doing some extra steps, then timing will be slightly more challenging. Regardless of what you end up seeing on the test, you remain calm and keep pushing. That's your best chance. Remember that every question counts just the same.

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    Abby Linley (Edited )

    Sarah, I am also in the same boat! I started studying for PA jan. 2, and my test is in 10 days.. eek. I have so far watched all the Black Spectacles Videos, taken 2 practice tests on there, read through 4.0 Kaplan SPD chapters, and now looking at Jenny notes for SPD and PPP. I'm finding PA is much more broad and kinda having me all over on what to study and how to piece all these concepts together. I am hoping I find more clarity in the next week as my 48 and 50% practice tests have me feeling a little nervous. I think, like Marina wrote in her blogs, this test is just so different from PcM/PjM/CE. Best of luck to you!

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