I also found an error in the Hollier book, but just one! I emailed Dr. Hollier about it and she very graciously replied (within a few days) and commented on the response. I really appreciate that kind of response and dedication to accuracy! BTW, she has a web site where any identified errors are noted with the correction (most where just typos, like, "the rationale given is correct but the correct answer is b").
I also emailed Ms. Codina Liek, and she answered (after several weeks) and said that she was aware of errors and that she would correct them in the next edition! Wow, the next edition still isn't out (as of October 2015 when I am writing this), so I guess she just expected me to fail the exam while waiting! She also has a web site, where she talks about how good she is with helping people who have failed previously and it even has updates to JNC 8. But she refuses to correct any errors in her book. I consider this (IMHO) irresponsible. Why would I want to study wrong answers or rationales! I feel that I paid (by the purchase of the book) for good information and correct answers. For her to just excuse herself and just say "buy the next edition" really angered me! It speaks to how unconcerned she is about the accuracy of the information that she is providing.
So in response to that, I have a list of at least thirty-eight questions, answers, or rationales that are incorrect in her book. Some are minor, some are obvious typos, and some are just plan incorrect! I will send you a list of them and a little rationale if you would like, I just ask that you promise you are not associated with Ms. Codina Liek (why should I do the research for her new book for her when she is unconcerned about it and she is not compensating me?), and that you leave a comment on this blog after passing on whether or not the information in this blog was helpful for you while studying. (Note: I do not include any questions, just a comment on how it is incorrect or the rationale. You have to have the book to understand this. I am trying to be very careful about copyrights, so none of her questions are included.)
I've had several requests for the corrections, but the emails did not include your commitment. I spent a lot of time on this and am asking for nothing other than this commitment! Just cut and paste this: "I will not share the information provided, I will send any one who asks for this information to this blog. I am not related in any way with Ms Codina Leik and I will not share this information with her or her representatives." Send this to me in an email to the address below. I usually respond in 1-3 business days (I do work, so sometimes it takes a little longer).
I just found that if you do not sign in appropriately I am unable to respond to comments you make below. So if you would like the list of incorrect questions, just email me at fnptips at gmail dot com. I usually respond within 24 hours.
I did not purchase the app available, but I would use it with caution since the questions seem to be the same ones. A friend of mine bought it; what I reviewed was identical to the questions in the book so I would assume that it has the same errors as well.
I am open to suggestions as well! Everybody studies and learns differently so if you have any suggestions or tips, I would be happy to feature a guest post from you after you pass.
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