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  1. RamblinOn

    April 2018 SE Exam Results

    Sorry to hear that. Was this for the Vertical or Lateral test?
  2. RamblinOn

    April 2018 SE Exam Results

    I'm struggling to grasp the low pass rates too. Should this test be difficult? Yes, definitely. Do I think the current average practicing structural engineer (especially in my state, Georgia) can pass this test? Heck no. I'd love to know the true intentions of the powers that be in having such low pass rates for this test. I'm not so sure that public safety is the honest goal.
  3. RamblinOn

    April 2018 SE Exam Results

    I'll second this. Your book was a huge help for the building engineer. You simply cannot skip the bridge problems and pass this test. You have to have a comfort and familiarity with AASHTO. Thanks for writing the book, it was definitely one of the best test prep resources I had.
  4. RamblinOn

    April 2018 SE Exam Results

    Wow. I think you’ve got the folks in the 24/40; 3A 1IR club beat. I don’t think you can challenge the competency of an engineer who can get 4 acceptable responses in the afternoon. It’s definitely tough knowing you were so close to passing. If I had just flunked it then maybe I wouldn’t care so much.
  5. RamblinOn

    April 2018 SE Exam Results

    I honestly don't know how I could have been more prepared for this exam. I took the PPI course, I took the practice tests, I put the hours in studying. I was militant in my discipline to study - it drove my wife crazy. In some ways it seems like it comes down to luck. As in you know your stuff and you just gotta get lucky on 3 or 4 multiple choice questions on that day to push you over the edge. I hate saying that because it goes against my "you make your own luck" philosophy, but when it's a multiple choice test there is some luck involved.
  6. RamblinOn

    April 2018 SE Exam Results

    I'm considering paying to have my score manually rechecked. Figure I've already poured money into it, what's another $75? Maybe those terrible eraser smudges screwed up my scantron? Maybe I'm not that close to a passing score anyways, and I'm just delusional.
  7. RamblinOn

    April 2018 SE Exam Results

    Passed Vertical, but failed Lateral. Pretty disappointed as I feel that I was very close to passing the Lateral based on the diagnostic. Lateral AM: 24/40 Lateral PM: 3 Acceptable and 1 Improvement Required Like others have said, I'm finding it really tough thinking about putting my family through this again. Going to have to do a little soul searching this weekend.