T-rex's FAR Experience

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    T-rex
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    FAR was brutal. I have no clue how I performed other than on Testlet 1, which was a breeze–almost too easy. It went downhill from there…Testlets 2 & 3 were quite difficult, and the sims were no picnic either. I'm certain that I missed most or all of 1 of the 7. On a couple of others, I know that I missed at least part of them. My research sims were difficult. All in all, I could have scored a 50 for all I know. Perhaps I'll get lucky and get a 75. No way did I pass with flying colors.

    Mistakes I made that I need to avoid next time (I hope there is no next time, but just in case):

    1.Spent too much time rereading questions and checking answers in Testlet 1. I spent 45 minutes on it, but could have finished in 25.

    2. Began to panic during Testlets 2 & 3, and ran a bit over my time budget. Panicking interferes with my ability to focus.

    3. Allowed myself 1.5 hours for the sims; 1.75-to-2 hours would have been ideal.

    4. Took the exam without adequate sleep. I have insomnia. I should have scheduled an exam for the late afternoon or evening.

    Well, that's it. I'm beat. Now begins the minimum 3-week wait.

    #293926

    yankeeaccountant
    Participant

    @t-rex,

    take a deep breath. it is over and now the hard part begins: waiting. Certainly sounds like the mcq's were good for you. I think 2 and 3 being difficult is a very good sign. They throw out one sim, so hopefully that is the one that you missed. Keep the faith, I think you did well. 🙂

    look at it this way…you don't have to eat lean cuisine …hopefully ever!!! Go out and have some fun!

    Best of luck!

    #293927

    T-rex
    Participant

    Thanks, yankee! I'm trying to relax, but I'm not there just yet. I keep thinking that I probably made a series of silly mistakes because I was so tired and stressed. I'm going to go hang out at my neighbor's house later and put my feet in the pool.

    I have a few Lean Cuisine's left in my freezer, but once those are gone, that's it! No more Lean Cuisines! Yay!

    #293928

    Herbieherb
    Participant

    Sounds like you did ok. The one sim that you missed was probably a pretest, and MCQ getting harder in testlet 2 and 3 is good sign! Rawrrr! enjoy next three weeks!

    #293929

    Peanut
    Participant

    @T-Rex–sounds like your exam was difficult which is a good sign. You did prepare yourself well and that will translate into your passing score! I'm sure the weight has lifted and you should feel good about being donezo!

    #293930

    hav2pass
    Member

    T-rex: I felt bad after my AUD too. The next day I felt better. Get some rest and have fun.

    I think u did well. Sims are crazy for everybody. There is no way a person can get all sims right….maybe only some crazy rainman.

    #293931

    Allyson
    Participant

    It has taken me about a week to unwind from the battle. You need to let it go, as hard as that may sound. It is totally out of our control now.

    I was so glad to not buy Lean Cuisine's at the store today. Real food will take some getting used to…

    I will be SHOCKED if you get anything below 80.

    #293932

    T-rex
    Participant

    Thanks, Everyone, for all of the support! I'm definitely still wound up. The more I think about the exam, the more I realize all of the things I missed, like one of the research sims (I think). Ugh. Well, I couldn't have done worse on the FAR sims that I did on the REG sims.

    I need to quit worrying about it. What's done is done.

    May we all pass so that we can move on to bigger and better things!

    #293933

    pshustler
    Participant

    That's pretty much what I'm expecting tomorrow T-Rex. Hope you did well and you are done.

    PS – I'm also hoping they dont delay releasing scores because of the hurricane

    #293934

    T-rex
    Participant

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you, pshustler!

    #293935

    duker8012
    Participant

    T-rex your experience sounds just like mine…the first testlet was fairly straightforward and I nailed it, then the second and third were much more difficult. My sims weren't over the top…challenging but fair…and I think I did well. Also my second and third had a LOT of questions from one particular topic (starts with I and rhymes with firs)…hope they were mostly pretest questions!! Good luck, and let the waiting begin…

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