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#1 yrefla

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 01:35 PM

So totally hypothetical situation here guys, I swear.

Say the PE test is on Oct. 28th and it's Oct 12th what would be your course of action?

General outline I'm thinking is quick review of the topic areas to get a good list of basic equations to reference quickly. Follow that by marking reference table for commonly used sections/graphs/tables. After that going straight to working problems. Figuring 1-2 hours on weekdays and 4-6 hours on weekends including Fridays.

Any other suggestions for a quick ramp up of studying? Specific recommendations appreciated. Please skip comments/rants about how studying should have been started months ago, it's not helpful. Thanks!

#2 snickerd3

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 01:41 PM

I'd just start working problems and tab the books as you are working through the problems...you will find certain sections you reference a lot. This will give you more time to work problems.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 01:58 PM

Good point, thanks for the tip.

#4 CbusPaul

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 05:12 PM

I would definitely spend more time working problems than doing a cursory review of topics. Knowing the topic is one thing but being able to properly use the equations to solve the problem is another. It'll also get you used to the timing of the exam (6 minutes per problem) and how to index your reference materials so you can quickly find what you are looking for.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:05 PM

Study 12 hours per day every day, or plan to take the test next time.

#6 edespares09

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 09:35 AM

i'll pray

#7 biofem2011

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 05:14 PM

2.5 weeks + 6 months to the next exam = 26.5 weeks to prepare for the next exam.

But, with faith, all things are possible.

#8 GUNNERDOG

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:32 PM

yrefla, how did you do?

I found myself with only 2 weeks to prepare too, I basically gave up and ended up only spending a total of 16-18 hours studying and somehow i passed...




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