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hahaha a concussion would have definitely been the cherry on top of a perfect day. 

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22 hours ago, vee043324 said:

hahaha a concussion would have definitely been the cherry on top of a perfect day. 

Yes, living/working inside the beltway has hardened @vee043324. Pretty much unkillable.

More on topic, it's not as ha-ha funny, but my test neighbor (young guy) behind me seriously came to the exam with only the FE manual and...that's it. He flipped through that thing like a mofo during the morning session. After lunch, his chair was empty. So...this is what happens when you bring a knife to a gunfight.

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7 minutes ago, squaretaper PE said:

More on topic, it's not as ha-ha funny, but my test neighbor (young guy) behind me seriously came to the exam with only the FE manual and...that's it. He flipped through that thing like a mofo during the morning session. After lunch, his chair was empty. So...this is what happens when you bring a knife to a gunfight.

I disagree, it's totally LOL funny; that level of unpreparedness deserves no sympathy.

It's not bring a knife to a gunfight, it's bringing a dull plastic McDonald's spork to gunfight.

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There was a guy at my exam that had 0, thats right 0 resources. He at least did bring a lunch, apparently he thought you couldn't bring anything into the exam room. I am curious to know how he did.

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55 minutes ago, cjcaro87 said:

There was a guy at my exam that had 0, thats right 0 resources. He at least did bring a lunch, apparently he thought you couldn't bring anything into the exam room. I am curious to know how he did.

My guess: he passed unless he was taking Transportation/structures (assuming Civil). 

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1 hour ago, cjcaro87 said:

There was a guy at my exam that had 0, thats right 0 resources. He at least did bring a lunch, apparently he thought you couldn't bring anything into the exam room. I am curious to know how he did.

Not even a calculator?! We'll his score is probably pretty close to the number of books he brought.

First time I took the test, there happened to be another guy taking the nuclear exam. He only brought two books with him. I'm actually inclined to believe that he passed.

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1 hour ago, cjcaro87 said:

There was a guy at my exam that had 0, thats right 0 resources. He at least did bring a lunch, apparently he thought you couldn't bring anything into the exam room. I am curious to know how he did.

And that’s how you end up with bridges collapsing. Do you want bridges collapsing? May god have mercy on us all if that person passed

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I know this guy who came to exam with a calculator, a half-eaten box of Fig Newtons, an unlabelled 8-Track tape, and the instructions to Monopoly. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wait, that was an episode of MacGuyver...

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1 hour ago, JohnLee said:

One of my coworker took the PE with just sample exam and calculator... But he is a freak though super smart

My coworker also did this. One day of active study, NCEES exam, and calculator only. Now THAT is badass. Buuuut, he also went to school in Asia where they teach particle physics in grammar school so...

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7 hours ago, squaretaper PE said:

My coworker also did this. One day of active study, NCEES exam, and calculator only. Now THAT is badass. Buuuut, he also went to school in Asia where they teach particle physics in grammar school so...

Solving a simple wastewater treatment problem should be baby land frolics for him, right?

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On 10/29/2018 at 10:08 PM, RHYNO said:

In Milwaukee, there happened to be a "My Little Pony" convention at my hotel, down the street from the test location. At the lunch break between AM and PM sessions, I walked back to clear my head and eat lunch. 

Unfortunately, I walked into a techo-infused sh*t show consisting of grown men dressed in pony costumes/accessories partying way too hard for noon on a Friday. 

I literally cannot make this up. I was so drained from the AM session that I did not fully grasp the insanity of what I was subjected to until well after the entire exam was over.

Haha. I was at the springhill suites. So was oblivious to it all. But that would have been hilarious and aggravating at the same time.

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On 10/31/2018 at 12:14 PM, cjcaro87 said:

There was a guy at my exam that had 0, thats right 0 resources. He at least did bring a lunch, apparently he thought you couldn't bring anything into the exam room. I am curious to know how he did.

Jokes aside, when I took my exam in April 2018, the guy directly in front of my brought nothing but a single calculator. No references at all. He finished the first 4 -hr session in 2 hrs and left and after lunch finished the second 4-hr session in 1.5 hrs and left. To this day I wish I knew the results. For sure he either didnt give a crap and bombed at 25%, or was a super genius and aced the fist 100% ever. I want to know!

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4 hours ago, Surf and Snow said:

Jokes aside, when I took my exam in April 2018, the guy directly in front of my brought nothing but a single calculator. No references at all. He finished the first 4 -hr session in 2 hrs and left and after lunch finished the second 4-hr session in 1.5 hrs and left. To this day I wish I knew the results. For sure he either didnt give a crap and bombed at 25%, or was a super genius and aced the fist 100% ever. I want to know!

Any idea which test he took? You could sort of figure it out based on the exam front sheet color? Some exams need less references than others.

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I don't know how anyone would pass without a single reference. I had enough books to fill a small library. Reference manual, class binders, 6 min solutions, Betty Crocker 15 min meals, chiltons repair manual to a 94 Chevy Tahoe....I came prepared.

I did feel really bad for the woman next me taking transpo. We chatted a little before the exam. Both took review classes and felt pretty prepared. Test time started and she went to pull out her giant binder and it came open and every page fell out. They let her cram what she could back in but the rest fell into her tote and was told she couldn't use them because of the loose paper rule. The salvaged binder was in no kind of order. She stuck it out but was obviously not doing well. Ended up ripping her scantron erasing an answer and by the end was crying. 

I ended up passing. Can't speak for my tablemate. 

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15 minutes ago, Jbone27 PE said:

I don't know how anyone would pass without a single reference. I had enough books to fill a small library. Reference manual, class binders, 6 min solutions, Betty Crocker 15 min meals, chiltons repair manual to a 94 Chevy Tahoe....I came prepared.

I did feel really bad for the woman next me taking transpo. We chatted a little before the exam. Both took review classes and felt pretty prepared. Test time started and she went to pull out her giant binder and it came open and every page fell out. They let her cram what she could back in but the rest fell into her tote and was told she couldn't use them because of the loose paper rule. The salvaged binder was in no kind of order. She stuck it out but was obviously not doing well. Ended up ripping her scantron erasing an answer and by the end was crying. 

I ended up passing. Can't speak for my tablemate. 

I would be physically sick after something like that, but for me a triple checked all my binders the morning of to make sure everything was secure. Only thing at my exam is we had a no show in the room I was in so this civil structural exam taker had a whole table to themselves....lucky!

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10 minutes ago, McEng said:

I would be physically sick after something like that, but for me a triple checked all my binders the morning of to make sure everything was secure. Only thing at my exam is we had a no show in the room I was in so this civil structural exam taker had a whole table to themselves....lucky!

THIS civil structural had a whole table to herself also.  But I guess that is the beauty of taking the test in Iowa, everyone had a 6' table to themselves.

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40 minutes ago, vhab49_PE said:

THIS civil structural had a whole table to herself also.  But I guess that is the beauty of taking the test in Iowa, everyone had a 6' table to themselves.

That would be really nice! I had a 2'x2' part of a table.

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44 minutes ago, vhab49_PE said:

THIS civil structural had a whole table to herself also.  But I guess that is the beauty of taking the test in Iowa, everyone had a 6' table to themselves.

I wish I had a table to myself, that's great! The guy sitting next to me during this latest attempt must have thought that his chances of passing increased with the amount of force he applied to his calculator.

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Just now, txjennah said:

I wish I had a table to myself, that's great! The guy sitting next to me during this latest attempt must have thought that his chances of passing increased with the amount of force he applied to his calculator.

Or maybe that if you punched it harder, the answers would come out right?

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13 minutes ago, txjennah said:

I wish I had a table to myself, that's great! The guy sitting next to me during this latest attempt must have thought that his chances of passing increased with the amount of force he applied to his calculator.

One of my attempts I shared a table with a guy taking one of the civil exams. We're in the armory and the tables are kind of old as shit and rickety. He was an aggressive eraser-er. Which I informed him of at the lunch break, whole damn table shook 

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Most of these sound like nightmares more than funny.

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20 minutes ago, LyceeFruit said:

One of my attempts I shared a table with a guy taking one of the civil exams. We're in the armory and the tables are kind of old as shit and rickety. He was an aggressive eraser-er. Which I informed him of at the lunch break, whole damn table shook 

Hmm...I burned through an entire eraser the morning session...I might have been that aggressive eraser-er too.

 

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On 10/31/2018 at 1:33 PM, JohnLee said:

One of my coworker took the PE with just sample exam and calculator... But he is a freak though super smart

Did he pass?

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22 minutes ago, txjennah said:

Hmm...I burned through an entire eraser the morning session...I might have been that aggressive eraser-er too.

They might have to manually score your sheet.

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