FE Electrical and Computer – 3 common reasons why students procrastinate in taking this exam

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Preparing for the FE Electrical and Computer Exam is no easy task. Consistently putting in the hours of studying and practice every day can feel grueling at times. Naturally, students tend to have certain reasons as to why they procrastinate in taking this exam. In this blog, we address 3 common reasons for procrastination that we’ve seen teaching 100s of students to help elucidate this matter.

Reason # 1 – “It’s been a while since I graduated”

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This is probably the most common one. It’s true – FE and PE exams are much easier if you take them as soon as possible after graduation. As much as Study For FE recommends taking the exam as early as possible (ideally before you graduate), sometimes that is no longer an option. Many students have years of experience in the workforce and feel as though they’ve forgotten most of their undergraduate curriculum.

However, regardless of how long it’s been since you graduated, passing the FE Exam will always be possible. Study For FE has guided students with 5, 10, even 20+ years of workforce experience to success on the FE Exam. A large number of students prepare for FE Electrical and Computer exam while working full-time. We have  incredibly effective, convenient, and well-structured exam preparation resources to help you not only brush up on all the topics, but also practice numerous questions and consolidate what you’ve learned.

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Reason # 2 – “I don’t perform well on timed exams”

The FE Electrical and Computer Exam is a 5 hours and 20 minute long high-pressure game and a candidate needs to know how to efficiently manage their time to succeed. Luckily, there are many ways to improve your time management skills and better prepare yourself for the test-taking environment. “Practice makes Perfect” is a well-known saying that is passed down generation after generation. Aside from spending more time learning the content and practicing more questions, you can utilize a number of other excellent time management tips. Check out this blog (FE Electrical exam preparation tips you may have overlooked) to learn more.

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Reason # 3 – “I don’t have enough time to study”

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Deciding how much time to allocate for the FE Electrical and Computer Exam is perhaps one of the biggest decisions you need to make for the exam. The average candidate studies for 2 – 3 months putting in a total of ~300 hours. This amounts to around 3-4 hours a day assuming you take a day off for rest every week. However, this is just a guideline and every candidate is different.

Another big decision which affects how much time you’ll have to study is the resources you choose. Many students are tempted to scour through YouTube for relevant clips that’ll help them understand the concepts. However, quality content on YouTube is scarce and searching for it can often be unreasonably time consuming. Using the high quality resources can immensely alleviate exam preparation stress and streamline the whole process. Study for FE’s exam preparation resources include Study Guides, Practice Exams and On-demand course with in-depth lectures, quiz bank, computer-simulated practice exams that can help you prepare for the real exam. These resources are well-structured, streamlined, and concise to help you effectively handle everything the exam throws at you on test day.

Helpful references for FE Electrical and Computer Exam Preparation

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FE Electrical and Computer Exam Specification

NCEES FE Reference Handbook

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