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Old 12-08-2017, 05:28 PM
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Hi all,

I just got done with exam FM. I passed!!

This is really shocking to me because i was only up to an EL 3.5 on adapt. As you could imagine, i thought the exam was going to smoke me.

It honestly wasn’t that bad though. Good luck to everyone!!
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:25 PM
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Woohoo! Congrats!

That makes me feel so much better as I am EL 5.3, but I think it is a bit padded because I wasn't in the time requirement. Hopefully I feel the same.
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Old 12-11-2017, 12:26 AM
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Oh so you get a preliminary pass / fail? I thought it would take a while given the new syllabus.
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:52 AM
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Oh so you get a preliminary pass / fail? I thought it would take a while given the new syllabus.
Nope you still get results right away.
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:59 PM
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Taking the exam this Saturday, trying to push my way through finals this week at the same time. At an Adapt EL of 5.9 right now. Glad to hear someone else passed easily with a lower EL. Best of luck to anyone still waiting to take it!
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:21 PM
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I thought the TIA exams were most similar to the actual exam. The adapt exams i took were much wordier than the actual. TIA exams were most similar in difficulty and how the questions were worded.
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Passed today! I also thought the questions were straightforward and fair. Good luck to everyone who is still going to take it.
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Passed today! I also thought the questions were straightforward and fair. Good luck to everyone who is still going to take it.
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:57 PM
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Do you think that the questions were similar to questions that you saw on ADAPT level 5.7? Or was it closer to what jakepotock said?
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:43 AM
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xplicitator - Leading up to the exam, I was having a hard time with high 5/low 6 ADAPT tests. So I was surprised like jakepotock when I cruised through the actual exam (even had time left over to go back and rework the 6 problems I marked). Maybe the harder problems just so happen to be in my wheelhouse and my less strong topics had straightforward problems. However, I felt 90% of the problems were clear and I quickly knew how to attack them.

Also, I actually employed the "skip if you look at a problem and immediately think what the..." strategy this time around, which was usually extremely difficult for me during practice tests, as I wanted to figure out each problem immediately. So that definitely helped with time management. And some of those problems became clear after my first time through the exam.

Hope that helps and gives you some confidence. I repeated the mantra, "I can pass, I will pass" probably a thousand times the day before and day of the exam. I think it helped calm some nerves, and block/replace any unwanted thoughts. There is something to be said about positive psychology. Good luck!
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