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  1. Youtube is your friend with lots of videos on this topic. Also, there is a ton of information on this website http://electrical-engineering-portal.com/ just search for what you need. Great source for application guides too!
  2. Hardcover books verse paperback

    Not only get paperback, but try to find international versions as well. Content is the same and way cheaper! I really enjoy reading Indian textbooks as well, because they give great examples and solutions to their problem sets.
  3. I didn't find Spin up to be worth it. I bought it, but didn't use it in my studies. Resold after exam. It does a poor job and does not reflect exam type questions. IMO.
  4. If you feel like you are burning out, take a small break. I normally took weekends off, but if I slacked during the week, then I made it up on the weekend. My schedule wasn't perfect, but you need to make it work for you. Something I did was print off my google calendar from when I started to the test date, wrote down everything I wanted to cover and gave myself due dates. I work better when I know when things are due. For example,if you wanted to cover Rotating Machines, well I gave myself about a month for that subject, then you would mark it up on the calendar. And so on for each subject... Leave the last month for sample exams under testing conditions. I did about two of those, using NCEES and EE Guide (Graffeo). I did the CI exams as practice questions. On my calendar, I gave the most amount of time to the subjects with the most points. NEC, Machines, Trans. usually had a month, while economics, lighting, grounding etc was more like 2-3weeks. Give yourself milestones and rewards throughout your schedule. If you finished your subject within the time-frame you allowed, then treat yourself to something nice. Round of golf, six pack by the pool/beach, whatever you want...Hang in there!
  5. If you are trying to juggle work, family or anything else, then I highly recommend more than 4 months. I took 6 months going at a steady pace, 2-3hrs per night weekdays only. About two months leading up to the exam, I was about 4hrs a night (8pm to midnight) after the kids went to sleep. Best of luck to all.
  6. Signed up for the GT Course. Let's Go.

    Didn't see NESC or NFPA 70E in your list; these are easy points if you have the right references. Camara was useless, IMO.
  7. Electrical PE Exam - Apr. 2017

    @Mobius great job explaining a strategy that worked for you. I'm sure others will benefit from it. Here are some youtube links that helped me understand more the concepts I reviewed from my textbooks to supplement @Mobius post. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnd9K2cN1WicLyr-o3_ytCA https://www.youtube.com/user/shriefsaed https://www.youtube.com/user/MrMuhammad2010 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoTRQknkwX5_Xv5s7m3v31g https://www.youtube.com/user/ValenceETS https://www.youtube.com/user/BTCInstrumentation https://www.youtube.com/user/ABBPOWER You get the idea!
  8. Electrical PE Exam - Apr. 2017

    Congrats!!! Thanks for your help!
  9. Electrical PE Exam - Apr. 2017

    Hilarious!! I was this way for the past few days. Thanks
  10. Electrical PE Exam - Apr. 2017

    I passed!!!!!! Forum!!
  11. Electrical PE Exam - Apr. 2017

    But how did you find out?
  12. Is this a good deal?

    Nope...it's overpriced. IMO
  13. Electrical PE Exam - Apr. 2017

    The animosity between you two is hilarious.Next step would be a restraining order! ROFL
  14. Spin up

    Sent you a PM.
  15. It was really bad after the exam with constant urges that I needed to crack open a book again, but I constantly told myself that it was over for now. Two weeks after the exam now, even though they have subsided a bit, I'm still thinking about it. Is this normal? How long does it last? Alcohol is helping...
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