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AngelaK

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Thanks great info! Working out has helped me a lot to relieve stress. I’ll definitely try the blue berries too and check out Reddit. I think over the next month I’m going to review references, spend more time on transportation, and work through some Goswami problems. I backed off of those problems because they were very in depth and some people said it was way harder than the real exam and to be careful spending too much time. One thing I like about Goswami is the problems are long and cover different scenarios. At this point I think most of the exams I’ve purchased such as PE Prepared and NCEES are way easier than the real exam so I’m going to try to find more difficult practice problems. Thanks again for the good vibes!!!
Do not skip Goswami problems!! They are hard, but that’s the point. Be over prepared. I used Goswami, pre prepared, school of pe ( simulators and the custom option 5+ exams), donated exams from friends, online found, 6 min exam and 6 min solutions, then this one too
I did them over and over.
 

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So yesterday I got my results. Failed again for 4th time. By my calculations looking at the diagnostic I got 64% so I was pretty damn close. I had perfect score in 5 categories. My worse categories were Trans, Means and Methods, and Scheduling. Last exam I had close to perfect scores in these categories except Trans. and scheduling is one of my areas of work that I am very good at but the questions on this exam for scheduling were out in left field and not real world. Hell I bet NCEES could make a grocery list difficult to understand. The way I come up with 64% is in each section a 15 is perfect. 15 x 15 sections is 225. My scores in each section total 144. If 70 is passing then 157/225 would do it. That puts me at 13 points short which I figure is around 3 questions. Pretty bummed I was so close and pissed that several questions I knew I just couldn’t find in the references in a timely manner. Guess I’ll have to memorize the chapters since you can’t search the entire pdf’s. Oh well this was my best attempt and funny thing is because this was a make up from previous attempt when the building lost power I didn’t have time to study at all for 3 weeks before this exam due to work. Guess I’ll give NCEES some more money today and thinking I’ll try again pretty soon since I was close. One thing that did get me in the afternoon section was brain fatigue. I ate a light lunch with crackers, hummus, meats, and cheese and just felt slow and tired first two hours of afternoon. I’m sure this played a part in failing as well. I can’t do coffee it makes me jittery but if anyone has any suggestions for afternoon energy please share. Thanks.

I'm so sorry to hear about your test! Please keep trying, I know you can do it!

It may be time to consider taking a week or two off to give yourself a brain break. It's kind of like when your team is down by 10 points and all of a sudden no one can make a layup and everyone is fumbling the ball. You have the ability to play the sport but the feelings of defeat are so strong and heavy they are affecting your ability to play. I took a break in the middle of studying for my last attempt and when I jumped back into studying I noticed that my recall was amazing! All of a sudden I was remembering things that I was struggling with before.

For the afternoon brain fog, I would take a walk or even do a quick 15 min workout during lunch. Or call a friend and chat about anything but the test, laugh a little. Do something that will get your blood flowing and and require minimal brain use. YOU GOT THIS
 

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I'm so sorry to hear about your test! Please keep trying, I know you can do it!

It may be time to consider taking a week or two off to give yourself a brain break. It's kind of like when your team is down by 10 points and all of a sudden no one can make a layup and everyone is fumbling the ball. You have the ability to play the sport but the feelings of defeat are so strong and heavy they are affecting your ability to play. I took a break in the middle of studying for my last attempt and when I jumped back into studying I noticed that my recall was amazing! All of a sudden I was remembering things that I was struggling with before.

For the afternoon brain fog, I would take a walk or even do a quick 15 min workout during lunch. Or call a friend and chat about anything but the test, laugh a little. Do something that will get your blood flowing and and require minimal brain use. YOU GOT THIS
Thanks Rodr you’ve been great support! Started back studying this week and it’s pretty tough getting back up for more punishment but it gets easier after a few days. 🤙
 

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Thanks Rodr you’ve been great support! Started back studying this week and it’s pretty tough getting back up for more punishment but it gets easier after a few days. 🤙
Pra4surf,

I hope your taking advantage of the discord group. There is a Google drive where members put up a lot of resources and reading test takers experiences will provide you some guidance.

PE prepared exams similar to NCEES you should consider trying them.

You got this. Don't give up.

Gen
 

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Pra4surf1

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Pra4surf,

I hope your taking advantage of the discord group. There is a Google drive where members put up a lot of resources and reading test takers experiences will provide you some guidance.

PE prepared exams similar to NCEES you should consider trying them.

You got this. Don't give up.

Gen
Gen thanks for connection to discord and positive feedback! It is great and very useful!
 
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