3 Weeks Studying - 8 hours a day

3 Weeks Studying - 8 hours a day

Postby bmensonides » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:55 am

I was just wondering if this is ample time to study for the CSE?

I'll be studying for 3 weeks straight at 8 hours a day prior to having my baby.
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Re: 3 Weeks Studying - 8 hours a day

Postby chrisschumm » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:35 pm

i studied for 3 weeks, maybe 4 hours before/ after work and passed... but i have 10 years of arch office experience, i feel that was why i passed... I felt it was a true test of knowledge and was pretty impressed with the content.
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Re: 3 Weeks Studying - 8 hours a day

Postby gbalaka » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:41 pm

There's no magic formula to satisfy an "ample" amount of time.

At the end of the day, it comes down the the actual exam that you get.

I studied plenty....knew all the information going in and got a WTF exam.....

Not trying to discourage you, but it really depends on what type of an exam you get.....
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Re: 3 Weeks Studying - 8 hours a day

Postby sfarchi21 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:17 am

I have a 6 month old, and got my notice to test one month before baby was due. I wish I had pushed to take the exam before baby, because even if I hadn't passed, I'm just now getting my head back in the game. Instead of taking the exam for the second time, I'm just sitting for my first try now. Sure, some people get back to things right away, but you never know what you're gonna get when it comes to babies & birth! Best of luck!
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Re: 3 Weeks Studying - 8 hours a day

Postby bmensonides » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:32 pm

sfarchi21 wrote:I have a 6 month old, and got my notice to test one month before baby was due. I wish I had pushed to take the exam before baby, because even if I hadn't passed, I'm just now getting my head back in the game. Instead of taking the exam for the second time, I'm just sitting for my first try now. Sure, some people get back to things right away, but you never know what you're gonna get when it comes to babies & birth! Best of luck!


Yes same here even less than a month before my baby is due is when they gave me the green light! Baby is due in the next 2 weeks and I'm gonna try to take it by next week. :? Thanks for the advice!
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Re: 3 Weeks Studying - 8 hours a day

Postby bmensonides » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:26 am

bmensonides wrote:
sfarchi21 wrote:I have a 6 month old, and got my notice to test one month before baby was due. I wish I had pushed to take the exam before baby, because even if I hadn't passed, I'm just now getting my head back in the game. Instead of taking the exam for the second time, I'm just sitting for my first try now. Sure, some people get back to things right away, but you never know what you're gonna get when it comes to babies & birth! Best of luck!


Yes same here even less than a month before my baby is due is when they gave me the green light! Baby is due in the next 2 weeks and I'm gonna try to take it by next week. :? Thanks for the advice!


Well needless to say I took the exam and didn't pass. I missed it by 4% which is not bad I guess considering I only studied for it hard core for 2 weeks about 4 hours a day and was 39 weeks pregnant! I have a much better understanding now of how the questions are formatted. Each choice on the questions does seem like it's the "right" answer so reading them thoroughly yet quickly is a must. I had 1 project scenario with 30 questions and that was the first part of the exam and then 100 questions for the categories part of the exam. I only studied the David Doucette TWE and didn't click on the links provided which I should have. I wish the testing format enabled you to cross out other choices like in the AREs and the minutes countdown also had seconds in them. Well I'll be taking this exam again in the next 6 months and will study about 3 months, 1-2 hours a day, for it as everyone has been suggesting on the forum. Good luck to you my friend!
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