Tips on studying for Morning Session
Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:36 PM
I have done all the Six-Minute Solution Problems for the Water Resources Morning section and feel good about it but should I look into buying the additional books for Structural, Construction, and Transportation?
I feel the CERM with the Practice Problem book is way too much information and overwhelming at times since only a small portion will be covered for the other disciplines but I keep hearing how I need to do well on the morning since the afternoon is a lot tougher.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:10 PM
Your thread title should have a question mark since you are asking for studying tips and not giving them.
In my opinion, buying the 6 min solutions for the other four topics outside of your chosen depth module is unnecessary. I'd strongly suggest simply taking the NCEES syllabus and following it line by line. Study each topic listed on the morning syllabus and work problems from those topics. The CERM should definitely be enough to teach/cover the material and there should be no shortage of AM sample problems out there for you (CERM, CERM companion books, the NCEES sample exam, Goswami's sample exams, Mike's AM practice problem book, etc.).
Posted 10 December 2011 - 11:08 PM
Posted 11 December 2011 - 12:21 AM
Posted 11 December 2011 - 02:30 AM
i meant "breadth" not depth
each 6 min solution book has depth portion that covers topics that you may see in the morning...i would advise you to buy them all and do all depth parts of the each module...they are relatively harder questions, but they do exercise the topics well.
Posted 11 December 2011 - 03:06 AM
Posted 11 December 2011 - 03:49 AM
Posted 11 December 2011 - 08:59 AM
I know you're getting alot of back and forth info on this, but I found the CERM to have more than enough information to cover the morning part of the exam. If you feel you are struggling with this, by all means look into the 6 min solutions books, but I would start with the CERM first.
I very much agree. I see no point in spending $60 x 5 = $300 on all 6 Min books. Simply study/learn from the CERM and supplement it with other (cheaper) AM practice problems/sample exams, as needed.
P.S. Dexman, there is no such word as 'alot'.
Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:58 PM
Just wanted to see how others are preparing, thanks for all the feedback.
Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:01 PM
The economics of purchasing books and reference materials needs to be compared to the alternative of not passing so
$60 x 5 = $300 on all 6 Min books vs.
x hours at $$/hr for study + new registration fee +$$ for pain and suffering + $$ for addtional references = $$$$$$$$$$$$
Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:49 AM
Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:20 PM
These were more than enough to cover all the morning material. Keep the CERM book by your side the whole time and tab every table you use!
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