A Tale of Struggle with a Happy Ending

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    Edmund Liang

    Thank you for sharing your story.  It all makes your experience and license that much more valuable to you.  Good job on being patient and persistent!  

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    Suchitra Van

    Congrats! Time to move on for you. It is hard to keep focus at times like these. I am taking my fourth try soon over PPD. I could use some advice as I am going broke over these exam fees. Wise words would be appreciated. svan@sthana.net

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    Daniel Jacques

    Suchitra, I'm sorry to hear you've been struggling with PPD. I do have some very broad advice I can share that might be useful for more people, so I'll leave it here.

    First and foremost, know what study strategy works for you and stick to it. If you know reading information from a long book doesn't work for you, maybe try more visual study materials like Building Construction Illustrated or Ben's Hyperfine Assignments. I swear by Hyperfine personally.

    Next, don't spread yourself too thin. Focusing on too many different study materials can cloud your head with more detail than these exams are really looking for. Remember, these exams mostly test us on the bare minimum concepts.

    Finally, when taking the exam, think about which answer the Board wants you to choose. Some questions are written cleverly, with words like "which answer is the BEST solution to this problem?" In those cases, think about which answer they want to hear, not necessarily which one you think is the most appropriate.

    Good luck, you've got this.

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