Another FAIL - As all of my other post have been on here. I've had NO LIFE for the past ten week. And it's hard to keep taking and failing the same exam. What did I do differently this time, ARE bootcamp. Which was helpful to be around other who struggle with passing but even if we know everything - there's still a fail. I am grateful for my persistent and a job to pay for these exams because I'm spent. At this point, i'm ready for 6.0 to come out, whatever that may look like. I will say when i started this in my twenties, I was ambitious and wanted to be licensed and taking exams and not really understanding all of the concepts. I had a few passes but didn't pass structures/PA (which is a biased test)/BS/BDCS. With the exception of PA, which is now PPP. I miss 4.0! - You knew what to expect. I studied my a$$ off for the past ten weeks, putting in two hours in the morning, an hour for lunch and between 2-6 hours a day - everyday. I did every practice question I could grasp - ALL OF THEM.
My calculator which was supposed to be updated as of Monday did not work for either my exam on monday or my exam today. During my exam on monday, i had so many issues someone had to bring me a manual calculator mid exam.
According to NCARB by the numbers, as an African american female, i have a 21.5% rate of passing PDD and a 17% rate of passing PPD.... so how many fails should i be expeting before I finally pass?
I definitely appreciate people in the community like Mike Erman and Gang Chen trying to help us to get licenced and being a voice for us.
But at this point, i need my life back. I have back pain from stress, and i'm now seeing a therapist just because I feel like a failure because I cannot pass. Without the title, i'm a damn good architect. But I want my licence
Since it seems like NCARB is not going to do too much about the disparities in race/gender pass/fail rates, how many should i expect to fail before i get a pass seeing that i have an under 30% of passing?
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