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leggo PE

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  1. 19 hours ago, JPMCL said:

    I submited my application on August 15th, went on technicalreview on October 15th, and no news so far.

    It's almost 4 months now, has the process take so long for any of you? Should I give a call to the Board?


    Definitely try to get ahold of whomever is reviewing your application, via the first letter of your last name. Or perhaps @CAPLS could look into this for you...


  2. 1 hour ago, akwooly said:

    I don’t care I love all Christmas music. I have heard Wham’s song many times already so I’ve lost!  A Radio station here starts playing all Christmas music starting the day after Thanksgiving and goes to the day after Christmas. 

    A radio station here switched to all Christmas music starting at noon the Monday before Thanksgiving...

  3. 56 minutes ago, tmntjmc said:

    Thanks for the encouragement. I will sign up for April again. The thing that sucks is that I know the test will be very different this next time so I can't really study my "weak" areas because they will change on the next exam.. I guess I will just do many more practice problems. 

    Yep, I feel you there. I took the exam in three successive cycles and the exam changed every time. It's the right approach to not just study your supposedly "weak areas". I'd take a close look at how you studied your first and second times, and see if you need to change your study strategy.

    Also, doing as many practice problems as you can is a good place to start. When doing practice problems, a few things I found useful to keep in mind were the following:

    1. Not look at any answers until I had fully finished a problem, or at least given it my absolute best effort. In my first attempts, I think I'd gotten kind of lazy and would check the answers to questions I thought I didn't know how to do or would get stuck on partway through. This was NOT beneficial to me, at all. I needed to give every question my all before looking at the answer.

    2. Related to looking at practice problem answers, I would attack my practice problems like I would if I was actually taking the P.E. Exam. As in, I would go through however many problems (whether it was 5, 20, 40, etc.) I had assigned myself as time allowed, and wouldn't look at the answers for any of them until I was done with all of them.

    3. Pay attention to what I did wrong in the problems. Was I making stupid mistakes, like misunderstanding what questions were asking? Was I having trouble converting units? Was I having trouble deciding what information was relevant, and what was irrelevant, to what the question was asking?

    In my opinion, it's highly worth it to analyze you study strategy, how you do practice problems, and how you are making mistakes on practice problems. It could give you insight into what sort of traps you might have fallen into in your previous attempts, or at least give you a good idea of what to avoid on your next attempt.

    Anyway, take a little breather, enjoy the holidays, and go get 'em in the new year, tiger!

  4. On 12/6/2018 at 9:59 AM, tj_PE said:

    Anyone else taking Vertical EET This cycle? Course starts SUNDAY! 😮 

    Ohhhhh boy! Half of me kind of wishes I was taking the class with you. But you'll long be licensed by the time I get to that exam...

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  5. 47 minutes ago, SEStress said:

    Does anyone know what time NCEES released the results for the PE exam on Wednesday?

    It's unclear. But the first state (Alabama) to release the PE exam results released them around 12:30 Eastern, so it seems reasonable to think that NCEES probably transmitted the results to them some time earlier in the morning. 

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  6. On 12/6/2018 at 9:13 AM, tmntjmc said:

    Either way I didn't pass so I'm happy for all who passed, and discouraged for my results since I felt confident.. 

    Please don't feel discouraged! The first time I took the P.E. exam, I could've SWORN I passed. I felt really good leaving the exam, and swore to myself that I'd have to take an organized class if I didn't, because I didn't know how I'd study differently (I self-studied the first time). The second time I took it, I took PPI's class and wasn't so confident I passed (I'd also basically eeaten a HUGE slice of humble pie when I found out I failed the first time). I failed. The third time I took it, I took EET and wasn't sure I passed... And did.

    You'll get it next time! Just put your head down and assess how you might need to change your study approach.

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  7. 50 minutes ago, knight1fox3 said:

    ^ and it let you save it that way?! :huh:

    Ya, Yahoo has a pretty terrible interface in my opinion. CBS and ESPN have better interfaces IMO.

    I haven't used ESPN's, but good to know! I don't remember CBS's being great, but it was a lot better than Yahoo's is. 

  8. 2 minutes ago, txjennah said:

    I finally passed!  Congratulations to those of you who passed, and a big hug for those who haven't.

    Ahhh CONGRATULATIONS! This is beyond well-deserved. Yay! 

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