I’m currently taking time off from work, and spending a couple of weeks boning up on anything and everthing. My checkride is set for the 19th, and I really hope to not have to do that twice.
My current emphasis on practice is softfield landings. I’m required to know how to do them, and to do them well; I’m also required to not actually use a soft field, when using the planes at the flight club I’m at. Go figure! Soft field landings require a soft and slow touchdown of the main wheels, while keeping the front nosewheel off the ground, until you’ve lost as much speed as possible. This is because the nosewheel structurally is not nearly as strong as the mains.
The first week is done; one week left to continue practice and study!