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Best review courses to take?

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Ive been out of school for 5 years so Im not sure if its worth taking a review course for the PE Environmental. Can someone recommend which courses were helpful and which ones had good practice problems? (I think Air and possibly wastewater treatment might be my weakest areas). Any insight would be appreciated! 

Also, I've seen some people here recommend which textbooks they've used to study for the exam which was helpful. Just wondering, do you just do the in-chapter practice problems? Where can I get a bunch of practice problems to just sit down and go through? (besides the ncees questions of course)

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I went through SoPE and I was successful on my first attempt. I thought it was a great course...stronger in some areas than others. I particularly think that their water, wastewater, water resources topics are well covered. I struggled a bit with their air topic. In my opinion, the KEY is the effort you put in, not the course you take. My $0.02.

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Hello!  It depends where you're at with the material, how much you use it day to day, etc.  SoPE is good if you need a broad review, but if you need a more in-depth review of the material, it may not be your best.  If you're strong in air and weak with water, I'd recommend EET.  I took the EET course since I was also very weak with water - you get tons of practice problems, exams, and in-depth reviews.  I really think that course helped me pass.  It also overlaps a bit with material from remediation (i.e. aquifers, wells, drawdown, etc).

As far as practice problems, I used SoPE practice problems, EET problems, and problems from the Cooper/Alley textbook.  I also did the NCEES practice exams, the book of Schneiter practice exams, and the practice problems from Schneiter. I didn't bother with the PPI practice problems since they're not very representative of the exam.  

I agree with @kncumber that effort is most important! Best of luck with your studies.

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