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That news was particularly devastating because I thought I was so well prepared. This last test was my second time taking AUD and I went through all of the lectures, which just felt like review.
I continued to hammer MCQs until I was blue in the face to get as comfortable as possible with the material. I was scoring anywhere from 75%-85% on every progress test and practice test I did, with the exception of Final Exam 2 (70%).
I have read from many people on this site that with my MCQ software, you should be able to take your practice scores and add about 10% because they are usually that much harder than the real exam. Well that wasnt the case for me.
I went into the exam with a lot of confidence and for some reason got hardly any layup questions. I consider a layup question one of those that is so obvious that you have no doubt in your mind that it is correct. I seemed to never be 100% sure on most of the questions.
After seeing my score I took the next two days off of studying for FAR, which I will take on August 31st. I went golfing and actually posted my lowest score ever, so at least there is a little silver lining.
Anyway, I have tried my best not to be discouraged by this latest fail and continue being positive. Im sure there are hundreds of people in my position right now and I feel for them all.
Good luck everyone with your study and try to stay positive. Someday our lives will go back to normal.