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This is the 2nd time taking the exam I scored 48 out of 80 in October 2018. I worked so much problems and three exams but still not sure that I have studied enough. Do you guys have any specific study plans to review for the next three weeks before the exams that you can advise me of doing? Let me know your thoughts and I wish everyone good luck!

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I was a two time test taker as well. I reviewed my weak areas and worked those types of problems the most, but I also kept my strong areas fresh. For me, working on timing and organization of the references was key. To be honest, I never felt like I was solid and totally prepared. I felt kind of neutral for some reason. I was confident, but still concerned. I think your feelings are normal for a lot of people. Aside from working more problems, just focus on your strategy, timing, and organization. Try to remain positive going into it. That would be my advice.

I also found it helpful to ask this board a few questions on problems that stumped me. In some cases, I was still making silly mathematical/unit mistakes. Those types of mistakes will eat you alive, if not checked. Best of luck!

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2 hours ago, Fady said:

This is the 2nd time taking the exam I scored 48 out of 80 in October 2018. I worked so much problems and three exams but still not sure that I have studied enough. Do you guys have any specific study plans to review for the next three weeks before the exams that you can advise me of doing? Let me know your thoughts and I wish everyone good luck!

which discipline?

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17 hours ago, Fady said:

This is the 2nd time taking the exam I scored 48 out of 80 in October 2018. I worked so much problems and three exams but still not sure that I have studied enough. Do you guys have any specific study plans to review for the next three weeks before the exams that you can advise me of doing? Let me know your thoughts and I wish everyone good luck!

I was a 2 time test taker and made a 48 out of 80 as well, but was April 2018. On my last 3 weeks before the October exam, I worked through the NCEES exam 3 times and EngPro Guide exam 3 times (1 on Sat & 1 on Sun), during the week I focused on weak areas (HVAC and Combined Cycles) and just worked problems in those areas mainly, and made sure I had everything organized. This helped me feel way more confident going into the exam and during the exam. 

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20 hours ago, Dr. Barber said:

which discipline?

Mechanical HVAC

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4 hours ago, McEng said:

I was a 2 time test taker and made a 48 out of 80 as well, but was April 2018. On my last 3 weeks before the October exam, I worked through the NCEES exam 3 times and EngPro Guide exam 3 times (1 on Sat & 1 on Sun), during the week I focused on weak areas (HVAC and Combined Cycles) and just worked problems in those areas mainly, and made sure I had everything organized. This helped me feel way more confident going into the exam and during the exam. 

Thank you!

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21 hours ago, Mech_Engineer said:

I was a two time test taker as well. I reviewed my weak areas and worked those types of problems the most, but I also kept my strong areas fresh. For me, working on timing and organization of the references was key. To be honest, I never felt like I was solid and totally prepared. I felt kind of neutral for some reason. I was confident, but still concerned. I think your feelings are normal for a lot of people. Aside from working more problems, just focus on your strategy, timing, and organization. Try to remain positive going into it. That would be my advice.

I also found it helpful to ask this board a few questions on problems that stumped me. In some cases, I was still making silly mathematical/unit mistakes. Those types of mistakes will eat you alive, if not checked. Best of luck!

Thank you! this is very comforting. 

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8 hours ago, McEng said:

I was a 2 time test taker and made a 48 out of 80 as well, but was April 2018. On my last 3 weeks before the October exam, I worked through the NCEES exam 3 times and EngPro Guide exam 3 times (1 on Sat & 1 on Sun), during the week I focused on weak areas (HVAC and Combined Cycles) and just worked problems in those areas mainly, and made sure I had everything organized. This helped me feel way more confident going into the exam and during the exam. 

Was it enough? Hopefully you passed?

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15 hours ago, Fady said:

Was it enough? Hopefully you passed?

I went through the morning portion with ease, to the point where I thought I had to be missing something because I finished 25 questions in an hour and a half. The afternoon portion was a little rougher, but again I felt prepared and confident with my answer choices. Yep, I passed the Oct 18' exam.

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Nice....that's very comforting. I am happy for you and I thank you for your sharing this with me.

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