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    SE Takers October 2022, Welcome to the suck!

    Where can you see their calendar? I could not find it on their website. Thank you.
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    SE Takers October 2022, Welcome to the suck!

    Middle of December (14-16.) It seems that, historically, the grading workshop is held the first weekend in December.
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    SE Takers October 2022, Welcome to the suck!

    I can see your point about searching through the codes quickly, but if you are not extremely familiar with the document, there can be nuances that you miss. As I noted, I have these highlighted so I don't overlook them. Also, I created numerous flow charts and step-by-step summaries for...
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    SE Takers October 2022, Welcome to the suck!

    Understood, but part of exam prep is completing practice problems with your particular set of references so you become familiar with them and know where to find things quickly. As everyone knows, the morning is all about speed and finding the formula or code section that the problem needs FAST...
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    SE Takers October 2022, Welcome to the suck!

    There is an entire thread in this forum that goes into detail on the transition to a CBT exam. It is very thorough.
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    SE Takers October 2022, Welcome to the suck!

    Historically the morning has been my Achilles heel. 31-33 building problems an 7-9 bridge problems is a slog for a bridge person. The only reason for the afternoon "U" was I could not remember a pile formula and that was part 'a' of a five part problem that all were dependent on the results of...
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    SE Takers October 2022, Welcome to the suck!

    Tell me you have taken the test multiple times without telling me you have taken the test multiple times...
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    SE Takers October 2022, Welcome to the suck!

    Failed is such an ugly word. Let's go with those that took it previously and "were not successful." I have several examples to choose from so here are the most recent.
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    SE Takers October 2022, Welcome to the suck!

    Hard to believe it has been a week already...
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    SE Takers October 2022, Welcome to the suck!

    Do it. Misery loves company. Seriously. Six years is plenty of experience. You are probably not that far removed from your test taking "peak" so those skills will still be sharp. I am assuming that you are still heavily involved in the details of design, so you will have not forgotten all...
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    SE Takers October 2022, Welcome to the suck!

    So very sorry to hear about your mother. That is never, ever easy. In the grand scheme, the exam is minor. Best of luck to you for April. I just took the lateral for the 4th time. It is definitely not an exam (Vertical or lateral) that is geared for us bridge folk.
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    SE Takers October 2022, Welcome to the suck!

    I have all this free time now...
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    SE Takers October 2022, Welcome to the suck!

    Procotor: "You may begin..." Me:
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    SE Exam Design Standards - AASHTO Specification

    If you choose to include the entire AASHTO into a single binder, be sure to place the index in the FRONT of the binder. You do not want to have to be lifting 1700 pages to find stuff.
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    SE Buildings Vertical & Lateral - Fall 2022

    www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/pubs/nhi15047.pdf
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