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Jeremy,

I am an "old timer", eh?  I know if i should feel depressed by being
considered "old" or honored to be lumped with so many seasoned "wise
ones"?
<grin>

Scott
Adrian, Mi


On Fri, 9 Sep 2005, Jeremy South wrote:

> Good point, Scott...I should have been more specific.
>
> My question was aimed primarily at those who have taken the new
> format exam
> (since 2002 I think). When I said majority, I meant to say that most
> of the people who
> frequent this list AND took the new format exam, probably took the
> structural
> depth portion in the afternoon.
>
> For you "old timers" who took the essay format, just disregard this
> message. :)
>
> - Jeremy
>
> On 9/9/05, Scott Maxwell <smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu> wrote:
> > I would be careful with your assumption the majority on this list have
> > taken the structural depth exam.  That would likely be true of relatively
> > new PEs, but those that have taken the exam more than about 2 or 3 years
> > ago (I believe that is about when the change occurred) would have taken an
> > exam of a completely different format.  For example, I cannot comment as I
> > have not taken the new format exam.  I know the general format of the exam
> > under the new format (i.e. all multple guess problems; all general civil
> > problems in the morning; sub-discipline concentrated problems in the
> > afternoon), but cannot comment on the difficultly of the questions.  I can
> > say that from my experience, I considered the PE level exams (Civil and
> > Struct I...have taken both) to be rather easy, but it is possible that the
> > change in format could have changed that some (although I rather doubt
> > it).
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Scott
> > Adrian, MI
> >
> >
> > On Thu, 8 Sep 2005, Jeremy South wrote:
> >
> > > I'll be taking the PE exam (Mississippi) next month and would like to
> > > get some insight from those that took the Structural depth exam (ie,
> > > not the Structural I or II exams) in the afternoon under the new exam
> > > format.
> > >
> > > Quite honestly, the feedback I've gotten about the Structural exam
> > > from the PPI2PASS website forum hasn't been too good.  However, I do
> > > get the feeling that those taking the Structural PM exam really
> > > probably weren't prepared for it or didn't have as much experience as
> > > an SE, exclusively.
> > >
> > > Many of those that have taken the Structural portion in the aftermoon
> > > have claimed it's the hardest of all the disciplines and seems to get
> > > harder every year. Some have chosen to take other branches (ie,
> > > geotech) in the PM and said it was much easier.
> > >
> > > I've done structural design exclusively for most of the past 4-years
> > > since I graduated college. However, I did switch jobs this past
> > > February to a general CE firm, but I still do some structural
> > > projects.
> > >
> > > I know the answers will probably be biased, since I am, of course,
> > > posting this on a structural list.
> > >
> > > For those of you who have taken the Structural depth exam (which I
> > > assume, the majority), I'd really appreciate your thoughts.
> > >
> > > Since 90% of my "real world" experience is in concrete/steel/retaining
> > > wall/foundation design, I just assumed structures was the way to go in
> > > the afternoon.
> > >
> > > Now, I'm beginning to wonder. Then again, Transportation seems MUCH easier. :)
> > >
> > > - Jeremy S.
> > > Tupelo, MS
> > >
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