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I took the exam last April and got 54% and this time I got 44%. I studied much more this past time and even when going through the exam, I felt very confident in my answers. I did the test booklet first and then transferred it over the Scranton. Remembering back to the test, I feel like I did go back and check to make sure both sheets matched up. Is it possible I could have been off by a line? I know I got the geometrics stuff right, but got 0/3 this time.

Should I retake this test a 3rd time or just give up? I feel like I should give up.

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you can ask for manual verification of your answer sheet If you have doubt! I won’t give up if I were u

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I did ask for manual verification, but according to NCEES, they told me that they have never had a failing score go to a passing score and they do not check the test booklet vs the scantron.

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I wouldn’t give up, either. If you think you may have transposed a line when you transferred your answers to your scantron, it may be worth it to request manual verification. 

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Don't give up.  I was a second time test take this October (still dont know if I passed).  I also was confident on my answers, so we'll see.  One thing that I did this time for questions I was uncertain on was I put a dot on the scantron sheet for the answer I thought was correct, and moved on.  This made it easier to go back through and check questions I was iffy on, but also made it easier to fill in answers at the end while maintaining the correct answer on the correct question.

 

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Don't give up! I also did worse my 2nd time and then passed the 3rd. 

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32 minutes ago, Kapaa said:

Don't give up! I also did worse my 2nd time and then passed the 3rd. 

This! I was in the same situation. Don't give up! 

 

15 minutes ago, mlavanway said:

http://www.eetusa.com/classes/civil-pe/depth/wre

 

Do you think this would be worth it?

This course has excellent reviews on this board. I took the structural depth and the overall breadth my third time studying for the exam, and it helped me immensely. I'd say it's worth it!

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2 minutes ago, mlavanway said:

The on-demand sounds like it would work better for me. What do most of the reviews here say?

I did on-demand for breadth and the civil structural depth. I couldn't praise them more. I liked the class set up, thought and think the binders are excellent and indisposable, and thought the practice problems made for excellent practice.

If you do a quick search for EET class reviews on this site, you should probably get others' opinions.

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5 minutes ago, leggo PE said:

I did on-demand for breadth and the civil structural depth. I couldn't praise them more. I liked the class set up, thought and think the binders are excellent and indisposable, and thought the practice problems made for excellent practice.

If you do a quick search for EET class reviews on this site, you should probably get others' opinions.

Do they offer a bundle for both morning and afternoon or is it both separate?

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18 minutes ago, mlavanway said:

http://www.eetusa.com/classes/civil-pe/depth/wre

 

Do you think this would be worth it?

Yes, I highly recommend EET. I took the EET Breadth and the WRE Depth course. For my 1st and 2nd attempts, I felt shaky on my grasp of the depth topics, but by the 3rd attempt I felt pretty good. My advice would be to tackle as many binder practice problems as you can and attend the problem solving sessions.

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6 minutes ago, mlavanway said:

Do they offer a bundle for both morning and afternoon or is it both separate?

I took the WRE depth OnDemand review with EET this past time after reading rave reviews here on EB.  (Don't have my test results yet, though).  The WRE review is superb!  Nazrul is an excellent and very knowledgeable instructor.  Pass or not, the class has made me a better engineer.  I believe they may offer an early sign-up discount, so you may want to keep a look out for it.  I'm not sure if there's a bundle since I only signed up for the WRE depth.  Also, the benefit of the review courses is that they will also give you tips on test strategy.  (One of the things they'll tell you is to fill in your scantron as you go.)  

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14 minutes ago, mlavanway said:

Do they offer a bundle for both morning and afternoon or is it both separate?

I do not believe they offer a bundle, as the classes are more or less separate but designed to interact a little bit if you're taking both.

I agree with @smrob, look for the early registration discount. It's not a ton, but if you're able to sign up for both before that deadline, it's worth using! Otherwise, I think full price for both is reasonable and totally worth it.

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Yeah they really are fairly affordable compared to the other classes. I recommend doing both but if I had to pick I would go with the depth section.

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I just failed for the second time too.  Don't give up. Grieve and then come back with a vengeance.  

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1 hour ago, txjennah said:

I just failed for the second time too.  Don't give up. Grieve and then come back with a vengeance.  

I'm sorry to hear this...I found out I failed for the third time earlier today....not sure I want to try this a fourth time at this point...

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1 minute ago, jvanoye said:

I'm sorry to hear this...I found out I failed for the third time earlier today....not sure I want to try this a fourth time at this point...

Man I'm so sorry.  This doesn't make you any less of an engineer.  You got this.  Keep trying.  Let's just eat our feelings tonight and recover mentally.

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8 minutes ago, txjennah said:

Man I'm so sorry.  This doesn't make you any less of an engineer.  You got this.  Keep trying.  Let's just eat our feelings tonight and recover mentally.

Same for you...are you going to try it again in April '18 then?

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1 minute ago, jvanoye said:

Same for you...are you going to try it again in April '18 then?

Thanks :) I'm getting married early April 2018, so I'm going to table it until next October.  I really just want to try it again ASAP but for my sanity (and my fiancé's), I know it's best to take a break :ppppp

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3 minutes ago, txjennah said:

Thanks :) I'm getting married early April 2018, so I'm going to table it until next October.  I really just want to try it again ASAP but for my sanity (and my fiancé's), I know it's best to take a break :ppppp

Congratulations !... and yes I would do the same in your situation...

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3 hours ago, txjennah said:

Thanks :) I'm getting married early April 2018, so I'm going to table it until next October.  I really just want to try it again ASAP but for my sanity (and my fiancé's), I know it's best to take a break :ppppp

Make sure your fiance is on board at the beginning.  Maybe you can include him for him to quiz you. I've been married 5 years, have 2 kids and this test really tested my marriage.  Knowing you want to spend more time studying but having spouse and kids feeling neglected is a hard balance. 

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28 minutes ago, youngmotivatedengineer said:

Make sure your fiance is on board at the beginning.  Maybe you can include him for him to quiz you. I've been married 5 years, have 2 kids and this test really tested my marriage.  Knowing you want to spend more time studying but having spouse and kids feeling neglected is a hard balance. 

Thanks. I can't imagine having to study for this test with kids, lots of respect.  He's been really supportive of me through both test cycles.  He's got a PhD in chemistry so he's helped me a lot with those pesky combustion problems.

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15 hours ago, mlavanway said:

I did ask for manual verification, but according to NCEES, they told me that they have never had a failing score go to a passing score and they do not check the test booklet vs the scantron.

I don’t think they will open booklet to check the answer for you since the formal answer is from that answer sheet! Booklet,,, I may even think they will shred it after the exam since all questions are confidential! Next time once you finish one question, you can transfer it to answer sheet immdiately! Make sure they are in line! I checked mine like more than three times just to avoid shit happens

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