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10 hours ago, Sean said:

Got back from the overview today and started to make the index cards. My hands are about to fall off from all the writing. For those who passed the exam, did you study the definitions first or the signals? Just trying to get an idea of what to study first.

I did 4 definitions and 7 signals a day, then the next day I would review an hour or so before starting the next batch, this leaves you a lot of time for review

 

Also, anyone who passed the test on July 16 hear anything yet??? 

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9 hours ago, Two2Go said:

I recommend doing the signal names first, for a couple reasons. First, you must get 100% correct on the signal names, so they are the most important part of the test. They are also the easiest thing you have to study, so it's a nice confidence boost when you are able to get them all done in about a week. Once you have those down, move onto the signal indications, so you can put some meaning behind the signals you just learned. And then finally do the definitions. You may want to intersperse some definitions in with the indications and do them together. 

Strange business studying signals not at same time as indications.  I couldn't see myself learning them in 2 stages like that.  

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4 minutes ago, IronHorse said:

Strange business studying signals not at same time as indications.  I couldn't see myself learning them in 2 stages like that.  

For me, the goal was to just learn it, not understand it. On the exam, I actually went through and answered all the signal names first, then I went back and wrote out the indications later. I got 100, so it worked for me lol

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1 minute ago, Two2Go said:

For me, the goal was to just learn it, not understand it. On the exam, I actually went through and answered all the signal names first, then I went back and wrote out the indications later. I got 100, so it worked for me lol

Nice!  I got a 100 too.  Anyway you get it done is all that matters.  I have classmates that learned from making audio logs of themselves reciting definitions. Worked for them but never could I do that.  

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I agree with iron horse. I learned them separately. I passed with a 100 on July 16. Still waiting.....

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1 hour ago, fd87 said:

I agree with iron horse. I learned them separately. I passed with a 100 on July 16. Still waiting.....

I was never told my score , I didn’t think they told anyone, I passed that day too and all I know was I passed lol 

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3 hours ago, fd87 said:

I agree with iron horse. I learned them separately. I passed with a 100 on July 16. Still waiting.....

The instructor during the overview said classes are *most likely* early 2019, hopefully you receive info on the medical soon

@IronHorse and @Two2Go thanks for the tips you both mentioned. 100 is the goal!

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1 hour ago, Cdima123 said:

I was never told my score , I didn’t think they told anyone, I passed that day too and all I know was I passed lol 

He actually got a 80, but whatever...

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11 minutes ago, bp98 said:

He actually got a 80, but whatever...

How did you find out your scores lol ? Not that it matters as long as they called your name haha

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Bp is my classmate and is trying to piss me off lol. Sometimes they give the grades, sometimes they don’t. It doesn’t really matter...but I did actually get 100 lol

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24 minutes ago, Cdima123 said:

How did you find out your scores lol ? Not that it matters as long as they called your name haha

I got lucky and I saw my score on the paper Linda was holding when I left the exam room :)  

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Thanks for the tips guys. Really appreciate it. Got to finish up the index cards today and study my ass off. 

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4 hours ago, Sean said:

Thanks for the tips guys. Really appreciate it. Got to finish up the index cards today and study my ass off. 

I just wrote out my index cards as I went, every night I would write out like 10 to study the next day, instead of writing all 200+ in one night 

30 minutes ago, Joeybats said:

Do indications need to be verbatim as well? 

yes indications verbatim too 

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26 minutes ago, Joeybats said:

How many signals and how many definitions 

72 definitions 125 or 126 signals

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11 minutes ago, Joeybats said:

So they ask you all 73 definitions and all signals on the exam? 

No. They ask you 25 definitions and 25 signal names and indications.  Chances are you’re not going to pass if you don’t know the entire study packet cold by test time though. If you know them cold it doesn’t matter if they ask you for  25 S&D’s or all 200. 

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13 hours ago, Joeybats said:

I have 8 definitions that I need to clean up a little but otherwise I know it pretty good. 

You have plenty of time. Just spend the next few days going strong and cleaning everything up. It’s not an easy exam by any means but it’s doable for anyone who puts in the time. I took the test back in May...... 36 people showed, 14 walked out, 10 failed and 12 of us passed. Go hard and you’ll be there at the end. Good luck to everyone on Monday!! 

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Just now, TomLirrAC said:

Finally Passed Air Brake Today! All 22 of us passed!

The best part of Hillside was..........Jimmy Boyle!  Congrats!

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2 hours ago, TomLirrAC said:

Finally Passed Air Brake Today! All 22 of us passed!

I'm going for airbrake Next Week.  Not looking forward to it.  Lol

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14 hours ago, bp98 said:

I'm going for airbrake Next Week.  Not looking forward to it.  Lol

Can't wait to loop some P wire...

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