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There are less flash cards, but the answers are all so long, so I think it takes more time to go through them than either LPM or LAM. The amount of processes and lists of steps is a lot to take in. Seems like the material is a lot denser than LPM or LAM. I am also on my second material pass now.
Hey Jesus, I only used TIA for this exam in both Fall 2020 and my second attempt in Spring 2021. Going through all the videos again, getting a really good handle on all the flash cards, and working through all the major calculation problem types multiple times through had me feeling really good going into the sitting. I did all of the TIA practice exams and the Fall 2020 exam in real 2 hour and 15 minute simulations. I also did as many of the practice questions from previous exams that I could. Like I said, I felt super prepared but then I felt awful coming out after the bizarre exam we got. I would just stick with the same techniques that got you through all the other exams on your first try and don’t try to change up your formula that already works for you. Whenever I have failed and needed retakes, I found the material always became a bit clearer studying for the second sitting even without changing studying practices.
Definitely a poorly written exam, and I’m sure they got a lot of feedback saying that. This being your first time failing an exam is great though! This was my second attempt at LAM, and I have had to retake several other exams throughout my career.
I passed. They must’ve curved it or thrown those parts from question one that weren’t on the syllabus out after they got feedback because I was not feeling confident at all with those parts included. Hoping for good news from everyone else!
Very good way to put it. Totally felt like the exam was not designed well if they were trying to test students’ knowledge on syllabus material. It was more like, you need to know extra material for one question and you have to get this one calculation problem right or you’re going to be hard pressed to pass.
Setting it up like that while leaving basically everything else of the syllabus material off seems cheap.
Same. I read through Q1 and it seemed right away that they expected you to know details that weren’t in the syllabus at all. The ending calculation problem is also the other question that tripped me up. I could not figure out how to properly integrate the N table it provided. Glad to hear that other people were feeling the same as me.