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RE: California Civil PE Exam Preparation.

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It's been 10 years since I took PE exam, so the exam & latest, greatest
texts/references have changed; thus, I'll offer you general advice that
might help:  DO NOT waste the time & effort to lug every technical book you
own (& that your friends' own) to the exam because you will only open up
those books that you are familiar/comfortable with.  In other words, in the
heat of battle, you will not turn to a text that you've seldom/never used
( your best references will be texts you've spent a lot of time in).
As w/most exams, hardest part is prep.  Need to get to where you're working
old test problems (quickly) w/o looking at solutions 'til you're through.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Marczewski [mailto:bmarczewski(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 2:48 AM
To: SEOC Enginering Forum
Subject: California Civil PE Exam Preparation.

I'm taking the California Civil PE Exam in April and would appreciate input
regarding preparation suggestions for the Civil Exam, as well as the
Seismic, and Surveying portions of the exam.  I now live in a non-metro
region, and don't think any review courses will be locally available.  I
intend to develop my own study schedule during the next four months, and
have the discipline to adhere to it.  My experience has been in structures,
and will now face a true civil exam as many of you have experienced.  Other
than the board recommended references does anybody have any suggestions for
"must have" references?  Thanks.
Bill S. Marczewski
bmarczewski(--nospam--at) <mailto:bmarczewski(--nospam--at)> 

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