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#1 SecondWind

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 10:22 PM

It sure has been quiet in here lately. How is the studying going for the Oct exam?

I've been sticking to my study schedule and I'm up to my neck into Metcalf & Eddy now...


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Posted 20 September 2010 - 01:48 PM

It has definately been quiet in here. I read the entire Standard Handbook of Environmental Engineering, now i'm going to focus on as many problems as i can do until the exam. I hate studying.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 03:48 PM

You're about 5 weeks out from the exam. That's about the time I stopped reading and studying to freshen up and learn things, and went into hardcore problem mode.

The exposure to many types of questions and the ability to attack problems quickly and efficiently is crucial, 4 hours goes by real quick in the test room.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:54 AM

Do you guys think the Metcalf and Eddy book is useful for a Trans Depth taker. Would it be useful for the breadth portion of Environmental or the CERM should be enough? Thanks.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 05:48 AM

Not sure - you should ask this question in the civil section. I took the enviro exam, so I really do not have a good feel for the civil breadth exam. My gut feeling is that M&E would be overkill for the exam unless your depth selection was enviro (or water resources? - sorry, can't remember what the depth choices are off the top of my head for the civil exam)

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 08:05 PM

I'm doing the same thing VT. The breadth of this exam is just crazy - everything from Radiation protection to Wastewater design to Environmental Assessments...

I also need to focus in on a few of my weak areas (open channel flow and determining downwind air concentrations using the horizontal and vertical dispersion charts) before the exam.


QUOTE (VTEnviro @ Sep 20 2010, 09:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're about 5 weeks out from the exam. That's about the time I stopped reading and studying to freshen up and learn things, and went into hardcore problem mode.

The exposure to many types of questions and the ability to attack problems quickly and efficiently is crucial, 4 hours goes by real quick in the test room.



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Posted 03 October 2010 - 08:25 AM

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I also need to focus in on a few of my weak areas (open channel flow and determining downwind air concentrations using the horizontal and vertical dispersion charts) before the exam.


Those downwind air conc problems are the worst! Messy confusion and confusing charts. They did ask about that stuff on my exam though, so be ready for it.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 10:20 PM

Actually, I thought air dispersion problems were pretty straight-forward.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 02:42 PM

Best wishes to everyone taking the exam this week. We're looking forward to your war stories next week.



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Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:29 AM

Indeed - the exams start tomorrow, here on this side of the world, anyway.

Good luck! Report back when you are able to, but always be careful of your agreement not to divulge exam content!

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:35 PM

Just found out that I passed!

A big thanks to everyone here for the great prep info PASSED2.gif

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:55 PM

QUOTE (SecondWind @ Dec 29 2010, 01:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just found out that I passed!

A big thanks to everyone here for the great prep info PASSED2.gif

AWESOME!!! Congratulations! multiplespotting.gif

#13 Dleg

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:56 AM

Great news! Congratulations!

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:45 PM

Thanks guys - I'm really glad that I donít need to take it again.




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