PASS! Whew.

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PASS! Whew.

Postby alvychu » Wed May 02, 2018 12:21 pm

SS was my last exam and I was nervous about being able to pass it before 6/30. Here was my process:

Exam sequence: CDS, SPD, PPP, BDCS, SD, BS, SS

SS (1st time, 10/17/2017) - Fail
Thaddeus videos
Ballast review manual
Kaplan Q&A (only made it through 1/3 of the questions)
Jenny's notes
NCARB practice exam

SS (2nd time, 4/23/2018) - Pass
Structural Systems by Mehdi Setareh (did the practice problems twice)
Ballast review manual (only reviewed notes that I made from the 1st try)
Ballast Q&A (twice)
Kaplan Q&A (only made it through 1/4 of the questions)
NCARB practice exam

I relied too heavily on Thaddeus the first time to "teach" me everything for the exam. Unfortunately, I needed more of a primer and should've studied more basic ideas/concepts. I cannot stress (pun intended) how much Setareh's book helped me. He goes through all the concepts, processes, and equations really well (in my opinion) and it was easy to follow. I found the Kaplan questions confusing and the mistakes were distracting, both times. Reviewed the vignette briefly the night before the exam.

THANK YOU to everyone, especially Coach and Sparky83 ❤️

Now onto the CSE!

*Edit: my score was posted this morning so that was a Monday test day to a following Wednesday score day.
Last edited by alvychu on Thu May 03, 2018 9:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: PASS! Whew.

Postby nidagm » Thu May 03, 2018 9:28 am

alvychu wrote:SS was my last exam and I was nervous about being able to pass it before 6/30. Here was my process:

Exam sequence: CDS, SPD, PPP, BDCS, SD, BS, SS

SS (1st time, 10/17/2017) - Fail
Thaddeus videos
Ballast review manual
Kaplan Q&A (only made it through 1/3 of the questions)
Jenny's notes
NCARB practice exam

SS (2nd time, 4/23/2018) - Pass
Structural Systems by Mehdi Setareh (did the practice problems twice)
Ballast review manual (only reviewed notes that I made from the 1st try)
Ballast Q&A (twice)


Kaplan Q&A (only made it through 1/4 of the questions)
NCARB practice exam

I relied too heavily on Thaddeus the first time to "teach" me everything for the exam. Unfortunately, I needed more of a primer and should've studied more basic ideas/concepts. I cannot stress (pun intended) how much Setareh's book helped me. He goes through all the concepts, processes, and equations really well (in my opinion) and it was easy to follow. I found the Kaplan questions to be confusing and the mistakes were distracting, both times. Reviewed the vignette briefly the night before the exam.

THANK YOU to everyone, especially Coach and Sparky83 ❤️

Now onto the CSE!

*Edit: my score was posted this morning so that was a Monday test day to a following Wednesday score day.


Congratulations! Unfortunately, I will have one last chance to pass this before the exam retires. Would you sell you Mehdi Setareh book to me?
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Re: PASS! Whew.

Postby alvychu » Fri May 04, 2018 10:06 am

Sure! I just dm'ed you.
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