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DLD    0
I need some advise, I had take the FE exam 6 times, 2 times on the old version (paper and pencil). I am a very bad test taker. The third time I didn't study, the fourth time I only focus in the areas that I needed to strength. The other times I studied a lot. I been out of school for 7 years and now I am in a position that I need to pass the FE exam to keep my new job.
I have two little kids a one and half year old and a five year old starting kindergarten. I don't really have time, but the last two times. I put my kids to bed and I studied until 1 or 3 o'clock in the morning, go to work full time and do it all over. I did that for 3 months or more. I though that for sure I would pass the test but nooo.. I am very discourage. I am not sure what to do. I attached my last NCEES diagnostic for you option. 
I want to take a review class. Any suggestions??
 
 

2017_C07_09_Examinee_Diagnostic_1.pdf

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Jbone27    25

Have you taken a review class? I would try that. They can really help focus in on the topics needed to pass. I used EET for the PE and they were awesome. I can't comment specifically on their FE prep but I would look into it. Other than that I always find I retain more material working problems than I will just reading. Work as many practice problems as possible and memorize the ref manual.

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DLD    0

Thank you Jbone, I will look into the EET company. I been checking several online course. The ppi2pass have the best reviews but they are very expensive, about $1,700 for the live online class and all the other competitors are an average of $990 for the live online classes. it makes me wonder why are the so expensive. Thank you for replying to my post.

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matt267 PE    3,347
3 hours ago, ptatohed said:

Advice.  

Not helping. 

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matt267 PE    3,347

@DLD,

Like you, I took the FE after being out of school for about 7 years and had a 5 y/o at home. I also suck at standardized tests. I woke up and studied at 4am before work, during lunch,  and a bit after work. I also put in 10hrs over the weekend. I did this for about 8 months. Then I took school of pe right before I took the exam. Luckily my wife was very supportive of this. It took a lot of self discipline but I felt very prepared for the FE. 

For me it was setting my mindset. I had previously taken the FE twice while in college and failed and I WASN'T going to fail again. I told myself that failure wasn't an option. I did whatever I had to do to pass. 

I recommend that you take a review class. It's an investment into your future. And leave yourself no option but to pass. Plan on being way over prepared. 

Good luck.

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