Co-author of: MONSTER'S INK HORROR ANTHOLOGY By Cyber-Pulp Press
The morning part of the exam was okay, it was a general overview of civil engineering (structures like buildings and bridges, roadways, environmental, soils, water resources like water pipes and runoff), but the afternoon was MURDER. This is a new exam format, the examinees take an exam in their specialty and it's so focused and specification oriented. I know I missed several questions because my particular specialty within structural engineering isn't really mainstream, which means I don't have all of the specifications that were needed for the exam (and I'm filing my own written complaint about that).
I won't find out if I passed for at least a month, or it could be until July, either way I've got another one of these exams next April! If I didn't pass this one, I take it again. If I do pass, the Structural Engineer's exam is the next and last (first-time pass rate of 14% for the SE, not sure about the PE that I took yesterday). Why did I get into this field again? lol...
I'm so excited about starting my training! I feel so blubby...maybe blubby is just a state of mind, but I'm glad to feel almost-normal again! Have a great weekend girls!!
I had a great first free day--lunch with a buddy and then blew the wad at the bike shop! I've got a new pair of chamois shorts to try out TOMORROW, 2 new jerseys, a mini-pump in case of flat, and a rack to carry my bike to wherever we want to ride (so I can get E to go with me)! Tonight is the Food Network and TLC and working on an afghan that I've had in-process for about a year and a half and enjoying my last night of sleeping alone until the next time E has a conference (ahhh....peace and quiet...).
July will be just fine, I can live in blissful ignorance with no studying until then! It's an automatic three-month reprieve from studying, and the sooner I find out the sooner I start feeling pressured to study for the next exam (in a year).
Have a great day tomorrow!
That 14% will worry me when it's time to take that test (for the Structural Engineer license), in 1996 (before they restructured the exam), the pass rate for the exam that I took on Friday was 65%. This is way different, the first licensing exam that I took (in '96) had a pass rate at the U of I of _97%_. I dunno, in high school I was definitely at the top, in college I was lower in the class rank (though still Dean's List), in grad school I wouldn't have been able to make the Dean's List if they had one, let's just say my professional confidence is a little less than what I'd hope it would be!
All I know is that I couldn't be happier to have that behind me, even if it's only temporary! I told someone yesterday that I'd rather walk to Canada than take that exam again, but since I've already walked to Canada (albeit from a more northern location)...I guess it wouldn't be such a stretch if I _had_ to take it again.
Hey--congratulations on your 200th post, busy girl! And have a great day tomorrow!
Judie (who's VERY excited about getting on her bike tomorrow after a car wash)
now i use that formula throughout my life and it has totally changed my life, as far as feeling fulfilled and happy. it was how i was able to accomplish my dream of taking a few months off for a road trip across the country, it was how i ended up being able to leave litigation (which was psychologically hard to leave) and end up with a job i love. it was how i ended up in an amazing relationship. pretty much everything that i love about my life now came from that concept.