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What do you use to bring in your books?

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I used a laundry basket last time lol


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In our exam room (IL - Champaign) those with big rolling suitcases had to remove their stuff at their designated testing table and then take the suitcases outside. I had a mesh backpack and a cardboard moving box with my stuff in it. I was able to keep the box by my desk.



By far the weirdest thing for me was that I couldn't keep my watch on the table. I didn't want to wear it the whole time, but wanted to be able to see it. No dice. Either on your wrist or off the table.


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Was allowed to have my watch on the table but was forbidden to chew gum which put a bit of a damper on my plans.


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Was allowed to have my watch on the table but was forbidden to chew gum which put a bit of a damper on my plans.

Did they allow you to substitute with chewing tobacco?

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Was allowed to have my watch on the table but was forbidden to chew gum which put a bit of a damper on my plans.

Did they allow you to substitute with chewing tobacco?

Do you even vape, bro?

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People use a lot of different things for this.  I just used a crate similar to a milk carton.  You want it to be something that helps organize the books also.

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Suitcases work

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18 hours ago, James229 said:

People use a lot of different things for this.  I just used a crate similar to a milk carton.  You want it to be something that helps organize the books also.

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Crates of any type work well.  Try to stick with two at most though.  Anything beyond that and you're likely going to be fishing through too many references to find a real answer in time.

Whatever you decide, just do a dry run with the setup so you can get used to it and make any minor changes you want.  I had one crate on the table like a book shelf and one on the floor with extra references I thought I might need but did not use frequently (more depth related).

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I hauled in a full banker's box of Civil Construction references using a handy folding cart that I'll use again during my next move.

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I took about 10 books.  I put all that would fit into a cloth shopping bag and arm wrestled the other two in.  Most people had rolling suitcases.

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I used a standard backpack and a small lunch cooler (nothing to eat around the BJCC in Birmingham, AL).  I am ME so I only carried 4 books.  People taking the test with me had all sorts of containers.  The guys wrestling the worn out paper boxes that were running over with every book they ever owned were a sight.  Looked like they were wrestling a bull.

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Rolling crate and another milk crate that I stacked on top. The people taking the SE had big rubbermaid cargo containers on flatbed trolleys.

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I had a rolling laptop bag. Since my major was Electrical and Electronics, I didn't need too many references. So Just 5 books for me. However, I did have a compass with a pencil in case I had to work on a Smith chart. 2 proctors came and examined it closely and decided I couldn't keep it. I wasn't allowed to keep my watch or my food on the table. Once we put all the stuff that we didn't or couldn't keep into our suitcases/backpacks; we were able to stack them along the wall of the exam room. But the sight of people carrying all that luggage did amuse me and I actually took a short video after the exam as the people came out :)

We need another discussion to about what people wore for the exam. I think I saw a couple of people in pajamas! Honestly, those folding chairs were pretty bad. If I had to take the exam again, I might have taken a 'cush for my tush' :)

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I used a bookbag and one of those reusable grocery bags.  I saw a lot of milk crates and suitcases as well.

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On 12/9/2015, 4:14:09, Patrick1441 PE said:

I hauled in a full banker's box of Civil Construction references using a handy folding cart that I'll use again during my next move.

I used the same exact cart and had two stackable plastic crates that I arranged into a two tiered shelf when I got to my table. 

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