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I'm buried at work after not working any OT because I was studying - and still I have time to be a little obsessive checking this site.  I appreciate the commiseration!

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21 minutes ago, mhami said:

I'm buried at work after not working any OT because I was studying - and still I have time to be a little obsessive checking this site.  I appreciate the commiseration!

I have a little ritual at work every morning... I check this site to see what's new.. haha..

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On 4/25/2018 at 1:51 PM, Kloeb222 said:

2nd week of may!? Are they really released that soon?

No way that's happening the week of May 7th. Much too early even before one considers the new issues this session.

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On 4/26/2018 at 11:47 AM, SacMe24 said:

I have a little ritual at work every morning... I check this site to see what's new.. haha..

Only checking once a day in the morning? It's still early yet. Give it a couple weeks, as the stress builds up everyone starts checking every few minutes.

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my anxiety was through the roof yesterday.. sunday scaries to a whole new level. :mellow:

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I totally logged in everyday for weeks...just in case.  You think it's bad now, though.  Wait until NCEES does release results, but then your state decides to wait a couple of days before letting them release your results.  Pass or Fail, it's the longest couple of days of your life.  For the Oct 2017 exam release, NCEES surprised everyone and released results about a week earlier than expected.  Best of luck to everyone!!

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17 minutes ago, SDB said:

same here...can't stop myself from thinking about questions I may have missed.

yesterday I absolutely loathed myself for not being sure of like 3 environmental remediation questions. ugh. and then was paranoid that every "right" answer I got was actually just a trick and that I got the whole exam wrong. 

 

SOS

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23 minutes ago, vee043324 said:

my anxiety was through the roof yesterday.. sunday scaries to a whole new level. :mellow:

I've only heard about 4 other people reference the sunday scaries. They're real, and very scary!

I had them too. Nursing a hangover all day sunday convincing myself I failed...even though I walked out feeling AWESOME.

This sucks!

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8 minutes ago, ME_VT said:

I've only heard about 4 other people reference the sunday scaries. They're real, and very scary!

I had them too. Nursing a hangover all day sunday convincing myself I failed...even though I walked out feeling AWESOME.

This sucks!

So I failed my first time (by about 5 questions so I didn't bomb it by any means), and this second time I felt much, much better... but I have so much emotional baggage from failing the first time that I'm paranoid AF that I failed again this time. 

ALSO the scariest part about feeling like it went so much better this time is how the F will I prepare to take it again in the event that I do fail??? I thought it went well...

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21 minutes ago, smrob said:

I totally logged in everyday for weeks...just in case.  You think it's bad now, though.  Wait until NCEES does release results, but then your state decides to wait a couple of days before letting them release your results.  Pass or Fail, it's the longest couple of days of your life.

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53 minutes ago, RBHeadge PE said:

Only checking once a day in the morning? It's still early yet. Give it a couple weeks, as the stress builds up everyone starts checking every few minutes.

Oh yes... I remember....especially the week when NCEES announces results and you start seeing new threads popping out every 5 min... PA is out !.. ..NY is out!....CA results are out !!... so on and so forth....and then the nail-biting begins haha... good times.

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6 minutes ago, vee043324 said:

So I failed my first time (by about 5 questions so I didn't bomb it by any means), and this second time I felt much, much better... but I have so much emotional baggage from failing the first time that I'm paranoid AF that I failed again this time. 

ALSO the scariest part about feeling like it went so much better this time is how the F will I prepare to take it again in the event that I do fail??? I thought it went well...

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I have the same reservations about this last time taking the exam. I felt very good about it, but then I start thinking....what if.. what IF I fail again. What would I change about my study habits this time? I did so many problems, reinforced concepts, bought new study guides, started a study group, definitely put in my time... I just don't know what else I could do different next time. Hoping and praying that all my hard work will pay off in a few weeks.... ugh... 

Good luck to us all and let's hope we don't have to do this again...

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On 4/16/2013 at 11:41 AM, Dexman PE PMP said:

Welcome to phase 1 of the post-exam emotional roller-coaster.

Phase 2 (second-guessing) will start to set in over the next few days. You will start to forget small (but important) pieces of the exam and forget how you answered the question, but will remember just enough so that you keep trying to re-calculate the answers in your head. You will slowly begin to convince yourself that you got it wrong.

Phase 3 (worry) will follow within a few weeks. At this point, you've convinced yourself that you've missed a few problems, but you *should* still be ok.

After worring for about a month (we're now within a couple weeks of results at this point), you'll jump into full blown doubt (Phase 4). You are now certain that you missed way too many questions to stand a chance at passing.

Many people begin to formulate ways to calculate the cut-score. This is a sub-Phase that can happen any time between Phase 2 and Phase 4.

Once you've lost hope of passing, you'll move into Phase 5 (anger) over the fact that it's taken way too damn long to grade a simple scantron and the guys at NCEES are morons for taking so long. I mean, really, 6-8 weeks to feed a scantron into a f*ing machine, COME ON!! Another source of anger stems from all of the "Not this shit again" and "Don't try to calc it because it's worthless" responses to all of your cut-score posts.

 

Finally, you'll hit Phase 6 (results). Each person reacts differently at this point whether they passed or not, how many times they've taken it, financial implications, expectations, etc. Regardless of how the results come out, at this point you will find that the CAB of your choice is very welcomed to either celebrate or cry into.

Welcome to Phase 4!

In about a week or so you'll enter the worst part: Phase 5.

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1 hour ago, RBHeadge PE said:

 

Welcome to Phase 4!

In about a week or so you'll enter the worst part: Phase 5.

well played. 

although I think my phase 5 will just be drinking every night starting May 15th.

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8 minutes ago, vee043324 said:

well played. 

although I think my phase 5 will just be drinking every night starting May 15th.

For me the constant thing across all phases is anxiety. and unfortunately, I dont drink.... :true::true:

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1 hour ago, vee043324 said:

So I failed my first time (by about 5 questions so I didn't bomb it by any means), and this second time I felt much, much better... but I have so much emotional baggage from failing the first time that I'm paranoid AF that I failed again this time. 

ALSO the scariest part about feeling like it went so much better this time is how the F will I prepare to take it again in the event that I do fail??? I thought it went well...

 

1 hour ago, SacMe24 said:

I have the same reservations about this last time taking the exam. I felt very good about it, but then I start thinking....what if.. what IF I fail again. What would I change about my study habits this time? I did so many problems, reinforced concepts, bought new study guides, started a study group, definitely put in my time... I just don't know what else I could do different next time. Hoping and praying that all my hard work will pay off in a few weeks.... ugh...

Trust me when I say that I know the feeling.

It reads like you both made the necessary studying change habits for this exam cycle. You should both be okay!

8 minutes ago, vee043324 said:

although I think my phase 5 will just be drinking every night starting May 15th.

It'll start earlier, maybe the 10thor 11th, and last a lot longer due to the pencil erasure issues. Good luck and don't do any irreversible damage to your liver!

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Just now, Mr. Zane said:

For me the constant thing across all phases is anxiety. and unfortunately, I dont drink.... :true::true:

Burn off the stress at the gym. It works!:DV:

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Just now, RBHeadge PE said:

Burn off the stress at the gym. It works!:DV:

Worse for me even, I had several times that I was thinking about the exam while pushing the dumb bells, its bad for me because I lost my count. It seems my mind is linear and does not allow multiple tasks processing....

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Do cardio instead. You don't have to count when a machine keeps time for you.

I was on the of elliptical (A LOT!) during the wait.

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Yeah, nothing like waiting and watching a little red LCD display counting second by second...

Don't do cardio.  Cardio is the devil.

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On 4/25/2018 at 9:18 AM, GR8 PLUMENG said:

This is my 3rd time taking this test, so I know that the results will not be posted until at least the 2nd week of May, based on historical trends. But every morning, as a routine, I log into myNCEES.ORG, sign in,  hoping to see the results posted. 

Am I the only one doing this? 

I've taken the test more than once (but not this past round), so I feel your agony!  Hang in there!  

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First time taking it, but I'm not worried. 

Worst comes to worst, I start my ultimate life's goal of collecting each NCEES pencil!

You may have your fancy PE certificate, promotion, salary increase, and maybe even the ladies... but I would have earned all four of my NCEES Special Edition Color Pencils through my own blood, sweat, and tears!!!

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