I finally passed PDD yesterday after 5 attempts and I'm finally done with the ARE!
This is not really a post about what to study or what worked for me because I simply don't have a good answer for that, I went through every resource ever mentioned on this forum multiple times, took every practice test multiple times, and still failed multiple times.
I just want to share that I only passed PcM on the first try, Pjm took 2 attempts, PA took 2, PPD took 3, CE took 4, and PDD took 5. I sat down to take these exams 17 times throughout almost 5 years! I personally have not met anyone else who has had to re-take these as many times, everyone either breezes through them or is just devastated by one or two fails and quits.
Except for this forum, when I read of strangers having a hard time as well, I felt understood.
So, if anyone out there is having feelings of despair, I get it... it sucks, if it wasn't for the rolling clock extension we got for Covid I would have been very close to just giving up and thrown all the effort of 4+ years away.
You WILL get there and feel so liberated!
Now on to the CSE (ugh California), without that stupid rolling clock.
Good luck everyone!
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