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Structural Layout Vignette and Multiple Choice

3rd Fail

Postby ahchov » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:01 am


Does anyone have any advice or words of encouragement or any light that can be shined on my very long and narrow tunnel?

I failed the SS exam 3 times now. The first time, I failed the vignette but passed everything else. He second, I failed wind, and recently I failed the seismic portion. With a 3.

I've read through Kaplan, Ballast, BAR, and for the last exam watched all of the Thaddeus videos. Did all the practice exams 3 times through now.

I feel like I must be doing something wrong. The worst part is that I passed seismic the first 2 times, and I walked out of the exam actually feeling good! (When does that ever happen?)

Any advice on how to proceed besides going through all of the materials again?

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Re: 3rd Fail

Postby Heartwood » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:28 am

Don't get too discouraged and keep grinding away at it. I have found Marty's notes very helpful for reviewing Thaddeus' course. Also, some of the youtube videos that walk through the Kappan questions. I also failed my first time because of a level 3 on the vignette, got super bummed about it, got over it, and now have my retake in a couple weeks.
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Re: 3rd Fail

Postby raaz227 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:30 pm

Keep working and don’t get discouraged.

Can’t stress practice tests enough. I didn’t touch Kaplan 500 but did Ballast Q’s a few times. Also Thaddeus is a must. I watched the videos twice and then reviewed all my notes as many times I could before the exam. Don’t stress the math and focus on the concepts. I think I was averaging 68% on my practice tests. Good luck!
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