Memorizing Anything?

Mechanical & Electrical Plan Vignette and Multiple Choice

Memorizing Anything?

Postby Lindalou84 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:53 pm

I know memorization isn't the way to go, but wondered if anyone here is finding it useful to memorize a few formulas, water temperature for fixtures, adding dB, etc. for quickly jotting down and referencing during the test (?) If so, what are you planning to memorize?
Thank you,
LS
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Re: Memorizing Anything?

Postby gbalaka » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:19 am

FYI,

The following formulas will be available to you during the test:
https://www.ncarb.org/sites/default/fil ... rences.pdf

Don't memorize formulas, but be familiar with the units for each building system (psi, btu/h, etc.) and be familiar with the general concepts.

There is also a list of formulas available for the Structural Systems Exam.
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Re: Memorizing Anything?

Postby corbismyhomeboy » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:53 pm

Agree with gbalaka. The only thing I would memorize enough to write down on my paper during the intro are the concepts/keywords I'm really having trouble remembering or if there are two things you get confused/flipped. It's mostly about the concepts, so focus on those. BS, like SS, isn't really about specificity as much as it is about concepts.
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Re: Memorizing Anything?

Postby Lindalou84 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:27 pm

Ok thanks. On the exam, does it indicate things like a= total sabins, s = total surface, etc. as it is shown on that PDF? Or is the formula provided alone?
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Re: Memorizing Anything?

Postby corbismyhomeboy » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:06 am

Lindalou, what is shown on the PDF is exactly what they give you for the exam. I found it more helpful to make sure I understood what all of the equations were used for and how to use them than memorizing a bunch of extra stuff.
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Re: Memorizing Anything?

Postby Lindalou84 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:09 pm

Okay - thank you!!
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