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  1. I just received my exam authorization! Can't say I'm a huge fan of the facility they selected, but not like they were looking for my approval :p I am thankful that they had the foresight to tell us about stairs. I remember back in October 2017, no one warned us we were going to be taking all of our materials downstairs. Someone dropped her entire crate down the stairs, I felt really bad for her. I feel like it's starting to get real!!!
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    D-Day approaching

    I'm hoping that spam points that I did during the April 2018 cycle, which I sat out, carries forward into this attempt. The formula works that way right? RIGHT?
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    D-Day approaching

    Nah, it's seriously a lot of fun. And it really helps with the stress of waiting for the results. Just be prepared for a LOT of troll attempts
  4. Our Environmental board is so quiet! For those of you taking the October 2018 exam, how are things going? Making good progress with your studying? I've been studying. So far I feel like I have a better grasp on concepts (I guess I should, if this is my third time, right?) But still worried about air
  5. Hi! I was wondering if anyone has this text and understands question 3.1 of the Pollution Control Processes section (page 108). I'm having a hard time understanding why the solution uses this particular equation. Thank you!
  6. That would be wonderful @In/PE/Out, thank you so much!!
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    October 2018 Exam Study Progress

    I was getting really stressed while studying early this week - now that we're so close, there was a lot of panic and regret over the topics I wasn't able to devote as much time to. And the practice NCEES exam depressed the hell out of me. So to keep a good headspace while studying the rest of the week, I have a playlist of good tunes on Spotify of "comfort food" music. That's honestly kept me really relaxed and focused.
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    October 2018 Exam Study Progress

    Thanks for the good advice. Knowing that others have failed before but ultimately passed is really boosting my confidence/hope. Haha.
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    D-Day approaching

    My strategies are working through as many practice problems as I can during the next few days and into the weekend. I plan on honing any deficiencies from the practice exam, as well as set aside some time to brush up on a couple of struggle topics. I plan to stop studying either Monday night or Tuesday am. I'm not going to learn that much more between then and the test. My plan is to stay as calm and focused as I can, since this is not my first time taking the test I think I have the tools to pass, but I can't psyche myself out. By taking a couple of days off and letting my brain rest before the exam, I think that will help calm my nerves and allow me to focus.
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    References

    I second this @Hockey Eng, that would be awesome.
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    October 2018 Exam Authorizations

    Can't thank you all enough for the encouragement! I woke up this morning feeling motivated! I put in the time, now it's time to focus on the prize.
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    Random Topics 3.1

    Haha, Oregon Trail? My brother and I used to play Oregon Trail II all the time, I haven't had much luck finding an online version of that one.
  13. Hello there! I am prefacing this by saying that if there's any doubt, call your state board to confirm. That being said, here's what I know... -I don't see why a backpack would not be allowed. I used a large suitcase to lug in all my books. -I'd be careful with a digital watch. My first attempt, I brought in my husband's digital watch. The proctor told me if I could guarantee that it would not beep, then I would be fine to keep it on - otherwise, if it beeped at any point during the exam, they would have to kick me out. I did not want to mess with that since I had no idea what kind of settings he had on the watch, and checked it in until after the exam was completed. Read the exam guide, I think they have a list of things not allowed in the exam room. -Yes, I brought snacks and drinks. Just be thoughtful of your fellow examinees and try not to bring things too crunchy or loud
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    T minus 2 weeks

    Thanks for that good reminder! I feel a lot better about it now!
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    October 2018 Exam Study Progress

    There were some that I was close to getting, but didn't read the problem all the way through or made a dumb mistake with the units. It was good practice for sure. I'm trying to view this like I would a marathon. I know that with all the studying I've been doing, I'm capable of passing, but just need to be in the right mental headspace.
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    October 2018 Exam Authorizations

    Thank you @leggo PE!!
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    T minus 2 weeks

    LOL good point!
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    How old are you?

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    October 2018 Exam Authorizations

    I sure hope so. I was feeling pretty good about the exam until this weekend, now I am not feeling great about my chances of passing.
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    T minus 2 weeks

    I was feeling good about it until I bombed a practice exam yesterday. Lol.
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    October 2018 Exam Study Progress

    Hi @kncumber! I *think* if you used Streeter Phelps, you would also have to calculate the initial oxygen deficit at the point of discharge, which would be a couple of additional steps (in addition to the rate constant corrections, ultimate BOD calculations, etc that you're already having to do.) Plus, IMO, if there's any way to get to the solution without using the full Streeter-Phelps equation, then I think that is best since I think it's so easy to make an error when using the full equation. I am looking at a similar EET problem and they are not using full Streeter-Phelps for the solution either, but the method that NCEES had in their exam solution.
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    October 2018 Exam Study Progress

    Well, am working through the NCEES practice exam and bombed the morning session. This is encouraging.
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    October 2018 Exam Authorizations

    Hahah yayyy let's DO IT.
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