Toughest Exam? And Why?

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Toughest Exam? And Why?

Postby Brad » Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:05 pm

A Question for you guys,

Which exam did you find the toughest and why?

I've just finished 1st Applied, found it not too bad, and now working on Electro. I don't know why, since it's not new material, but it just isn't sinking in. Bring on Thermo I say.

How did you work through the mental blocks? Not including Guinness, as I consider that study material.


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Re: Toughest Exam? And Why?

Postby JK » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:00 am

A good question deserving its own thread, so it now has one.

Through the dim mists of time I do distinctly remembering sweating them all.
GAH, applied :shock:, one of my good friends said to me as we walked out of an exam:
So help me, on the question about the gangway all I could picture was the chains wrapped about the instructors neck. Since he was and is, one of the mildest men I have ever met, that is saying it all LOL. I was just suicidal, it had gone so bad :lol:

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Re: Toughest Exam? And Why?

Postby JollyJack » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:48 am

Leckytek, without a doubt. Being of a mechanical mind, I couldn't quite wrap my head around things I couldn't see. I could see the effects of untamed, rampant electrons whizzing all over the place, but couldn't see the actual electrons. Trying to figger out WHY they do it is one of the worlds great mysteries.

Fortunately, there's an excellent Lecky lab in Port Hawkesbury, with cellular components. You can build up any kind of circuit by the "plug and play" method. That helped me immensely, you can actually SEE the difference between squirrel cage and synchronous motors, and the relative effect of each.

An instructor in electronics told me, when I was struggling with the solid state control system of a Ruston TD gas turbine, "You don't have to worry about HOW it works, just understand what it does!"
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