Need a boost please

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    Good Lordy Me

    My trending score is going down, not UP….

    My BEC test is next week and still struggling. Just when I think I'm moving a tad forward I am not seeing the progress. Have gone back over my Roger notes, now reading Ninja notes and breaking down area by area the weak parts. Biggest problem, I'm darn weak in EVERYTHING.

    Hard to be positive, well over 120 hrs total study time and simply is not looking real positive for me. Has anyone really done just darn awful on the Ninja MCQ and been able to pull out a passing score on BEC??



    This test is NOT an IQ test. That means YOU ARE SMART ENOUGH TO PASS THESE TESTS. Now that we have that past us, let's move forward.

    120 hours is a good chunk of time for BEC. 30 days of 4 hrs? That's enough to walk in and pass.

    HOWEVER, you say you are going backwards. SO, it's time for a CHANGE. You need to evaluate EVERY SECOND that you spend away from your books and EVERY SECOND you spend in front of your books.

    If you really spent 120 hours I would have to bet that it's not QUALITY time.

    Without knowing any details, my first question is why Roger notes and Ninja notes? STICK WITH ONE!



    I would take a break. Just relax for a day. Catch your breath. Maybe review your personal notes.

    Try to get some sleep.

    Then the next day hit it hard.

    I know this advice is akin to telling someone who's dangling from a cliff to not look down. But you do need to relax.

    Believe me I've been there. You can do it. One step at a time.

    AUD - 90
    BEC - 79
    FAR - 77
    REG - 77
    They don't trust JUST ANYBODY to count beans

    Good Lordy Me

    Suckitup…I thought Ninja would give me a better view from the top down, Roger as you know is such overkill at times. I was trying to have a more simplistic view of areas I am struggling with. Yes, studying just over 30 days actually.

    I keep hearing “not IQ test…” but man, sometimes this makes you just feel so dumb when you continue to struggle.

    Thanks all for you support. Mike030 appreciate your input.



    I also used Roger and Ninja (only mcq). I probably studied around 100 hours as well. With about a week to go, I knew almost all Rogers MCG because I had seen them multiple times. However, I would take small ninja tests (20 questions at a time) and my scores would fluctuate greatly from day to day. It was frustrating on the days when I was scoring 65 or below and watching my trend score plummet, but I knew I was still learning. I would not be worried about it if I were you. Just make sure you are understanding the concepts and you will be fine!

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 77
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    Roger/Ninja MCQ


    @goodlordyme, yeah Ninja is savage for BEC. I'm getting killed as well, studied primarily with Gleim and now using Ninja as my final review. There seems to be a 25% overlap if I had to place a percentage on it. Keep grinding buddy (do not take a break), hopefully it will start to click soon.

    A: 60, 61, 61, 78
    R: 55, 69, 74, 75
    B: 71, 72, 73, 76
    F: 52, 54, 72, 71, 77!




    Yes people have scored higher on the exam than on their practice questions regardless of which review they're using.That said I studied about 170 hours for BEC and got a 75 so 130-140 may or may not be enough for you.

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    GoodLordy, with your great writing skills, you'll pass BEC on your first attempt with no sweat.

    "But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded."
    (2 Chronicles 15:7)


    My advice is take a night off, or at least lighten up on studying for a day. You may be overthinking yourself out of right answers. Roger does a really good job of teaching how to structure written responses, so that alone should boost your score if you are weak in that area. Also, FWIW, I used Roger and I found that I consistently scored about 10 points higher on the actual exam than my practice exam (or average, if I took multiple). I'm not saying your practice scores don't matter, but slow down a bit and try to make sure the quality of your learning is good. Take every question and think about how and why each answer is right or wrong. You've got this – good luck!

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