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We're getting close!! How is everyone going to use the rest of their time? 

I plan on working as many problems as I can this week and this Friday making sure my cheat sheets are solid and my references are tabbed well. Saturday I'm going to do a practice test and up until next Wednesday I'm going to work on my weak areas that the practice test revealed.

On Thursday I'm going to drive to Raleigh get checked into my hotel and go through my references again. Friday when I wake up I will get breakfast at the hotel and I'm working on my playlist for the drive from the hotel to the testing location. So far I have:

Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

All I do is Win - DJ Khaled

Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

Turn Down For What - DJ Snake

I took the test in April so I feel like I've been studying for a year straight. I might just play 'Eye of the Tiger' on repeat!

What is everyone's strategy for the next week and morning of?

 

  

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I would recommend playing that after the exam as well, and maybe at lunch break. 

I got to the exam really early, but I would have just been sitting in my hotel room waiting to leave so I just went! good luck!

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Studying through Wednesday is a good plan. I think I hit peak-preparedness on the Wednesday evening before the test. I tried studying on Thursday... that wasn't productive - by then I had hit the point of negative returns on studying. I recommend trying to relax a little that evening.

Hype songs and walk-up music seems like a really good idea!

Be sure you have all of your references, calculator, exam authorization, etc before you leave for the hotel. Remember to set lots of redundant alarms and wake-up calls via hotel and friends/family for Friday morning. Try to get to the site early. You really don't want to oversleep or otherwise arrive late.

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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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honestly part of my exam prep is watching this gif 20 times/day

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@vee043324 I really want you to pass the test and I won't do anything to disrupt that. So I guess whatever gets you pumped and all....  but I just want to let you know that it's taking all of my willpower right now, to not post some SB LII gifs of my own. 

Also, I thought you were a Colts fan?

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3 hours ago, tj_PE said:

I would recommend playing that after the exam as well, and maybe at lunch break. 

Yeah, I think I'll make 2 drive home playlists. One along the lines of my morning 'get ready for battle' playlist and another one will be Coldplay's complete discography. Hopefully I won't have to play the Coldplay playlist :laugh:

2 hours ago, RBHeadge PE said:

Hype songs and walk-up music seems like a really good idea!

Be sure you have all of your references, calculator, exam authorization, etc before you leave for the hotel. 

Music does wonders for the mind and soul!

And my anxiety will kick in before I leave on Thursday. I will check and recheck 5 times that I have all needed items. 

2 hours ago, txjennah said:

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.

Yeah I'm hoping by taking one more practice exam on Saturday that I can really identify any problem areas I have and make needed corrections or add to my references

1 hour ago, vee043324 said:

honestly part of my exam prep is watching this gif 20 times/day

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I just can't even with Tom Brady!!!!

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43 minutes ago, RBHeadge PE said:

@vee043324 I really want you to pass the test and I won't do anything to disrupt that. So I guess whatever gets you pumped and all....  but I just want to let you know that it's taking all of my willpower right now, to not post some SB LII gifs of my own. 

Also, I thought you were a Colts fan?

I am a colts fan but TB is still pretty incredible and I respect that. 

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14 hours ago, daydreambeliever said:

We're getting close!! How is everyone going to use the rest of their time? 

I plan on working as many problems as I can this week and this Friday making sure my cheat sheets are solid and my references are tabbed well. Saturday I'm going to do a practice test and up until next Wednesday I'm going to work on my weak areas that the practice test revealed.

On Thursday I'm going to drive to Raleigh get checked into my hotel and go through my references again. Friday when I wake up I will get breakfast at the hotel and I'm working on my playlist for the drive from the hotel to the testing location. So far I have:

Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

All I do is Win - DJ Khaled

Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

Turn Down For What - DJ Snake

I took the test in April so I feel like I've been studying for a year straight. I might just play 'Eye of the Tiger' on repeat!

What is everyone's strategy for the next week and morning of?

 

  

The Final Countdown by Europe.

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Survivor by destinys child! Haha

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10 hours ago, daydreambeliever said:

Yeah, I think I'll make 2 drive home playlists. One along the lines of my morning 'get ready for battle' playlist and another one will be Coldplay's complete discography. Hopefully I won't have to play the Coldplay playlist :laugh:

Music does wonders for the mind and soul!

And my anxiety will kick in before I leave on Thursday. I will check and recheck 5 times that I have all needed items. 

Yeah I'm hoping by taking one more practice exam on Saturday that I can really identify any problem areas I have and make needed corrections or add to my references

I just can't even with Tom Brady!!!!

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So I’ve realized crying Tom is me during the last two exams. LETS GO Tom is me now about to take this one. We all need some time to grow. LETS GO!

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Aww, now I really can't post the gifs I wanted to post.

 

You got this!

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10 hours ago, KOKOMO777 said:

The Final Countdown by Europe.

YES!

8 hours ago, vee043324 said:

Survivor by destinys child! Haha

AND YES!

 

8 hours ago, vee043324 said:

So I’ve realized crying Tom is me during the last two exams. LETS GO Tom is me now about to take this one.

HAHA...I can get down with that philosophy

47 minutes ago, RBHeadge PE said:

Aww, now I really can't post the gifs I wanted to post.

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Don't dread it but embrace it. Remember, the things we fear have already happened to us.

Also, my favorite confidence song is Tool - Lateralus:

I'm reaching up and reaching out.
I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me.
Whatever will bewilder me.

And following our will and wind
We may just go where no one's been.
We'll ride the spiral to the end
And may just go where no one's been.

Spiral out. Keep going.

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You Enviros are so supportive! I love it! Three cheers from your friendly neighborhood Mechanical. You can do it!

Air? Easy! Water? Piece of cake! You guys will turn this exam into solid waste!

Remember you all have SPAM waiting for you when you're done! @vee043324 @txjennah@daydreambeliever Did I forget anyone?

Also, remember to bring a chocolate bar or other candy bar for a mid session snack to keep the brain sugar topped up. LadySquare suggested this and it really helped. Also, hydrate. Your brain is working overtime and needs to stay soft and squishy to crunch those remediation problems. I nearly died of thirst on my first attempt. You guys got it!

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Man, I wish LET'S GO TB was around when I took the exam. So pumped!!! Go get it you crazy Enviros!!!

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2 hours ago, squaretaper PE said:

Remember you all have SPAM waiting for you when you're done!

I'm going to have to steer clear of this forum after the exam. At least for a couple weeks! :laugh:

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2 minutes ago, daydreambeliever said:

I'm going to have to steer clear of this forum after the exam. At least for a couple weeks! :laugh:

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 :)

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16 minutes ago, txjennah said:

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 :)

It’s a proven fact that the amount of spam you post on here, especially post-exam, your likelihood of a passing increase proportionately. 

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3 minutes ago, In/PE/Out said:

It’s a proven fact that the amount of spam you post on here, especially post-exam, your likelihood of a passing increase proportionately. 

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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Yes. Cumulative spam over different test cycles certainly help. But the spam in the cycle you are currently waiting for results in is the most important. Plus, when, and only when, the spam count is met, will NCEES release the results. NCEES will not do this before the spam count is met, so it's really in your best interest to spam your hearts out.

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Do not make the same mistake a few climbers make while attempting to summit Mt. Everest. In my opinion a few of them go in with an attitude "I'm here to conquer the effin' mountain, try and stop me, I'll rage until I finally mount you". 

This is in stark contrast with the Sherpas who, despite being born in the valleys of the Himalayan mountains, harbor a healthy respect for what lays ahead.

In the context of PE exam, the mountain represents uncertainty (exam questions, difficulty, cut scores etc). And their humility represents your ability to be humble and more flexible in your preparation approach. In my opinion this strategy almost always bears fruit. 

Be like them and my best wishes to all!

 

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45 minutes ago, txjennah said:

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 :)

Trolling is strictly forbidden. We would never engage in it here.

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27 minutes ago, In/PE/Out said:

It’s a proven fact that the amount of spam you post on here, especially post-exam, your likelihood of a passing increase proportionately. 

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23 minutes ago, txjennah said:

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?

Totally

 

5 minutes ago, leggo PE said:

 Plus, when, and only when, the spam count is met, will NCEES release the results. NCEES will not do this before the spam count is met, so it's really in your best interest to spam your hearts out.

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On 10/18/2018 at 10:19 AM, squaretaper PE said:

Man, I wish LET'S GO TB was around when I took the exam. So pumped!!! Go get it you crazy Enviros!!!

Spam awaits us!!! Almost there!!

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