That One Thing You Should Do Days Before Your Engineering Board Exam

You have set your mind to it and now you are about to take your engineering board exam. There are a few days left before the big day, so what do you do?


You have set your mind to it and now you are about to take your engineering board exam. There are a few days left before the big day, so what do you do?

A week before I took the engineering board examination, I had two mixed feelings: excitement and anxiety.

I was excited, because the big day is about to come for me to prove that I am worthy of the engineering license; and anxious, because there is a possibility that I will fail despite my preparation.

While the anxiety went on as the days passed, at one point I found a note in my review materials which said, “If you want to pass, the first requirement is to think that you can pass.”

This was a life-changing tip – which I lost along the way from being so stressed out and worried – from my review instructor who often held an inspirational talk every after our lecture. And during those times, I habitually write the best motivational tips in my notes to remind me in the future. Thank heavens I did because it helped me a lot.

And so I did think like a passer. I was determined to pass even if I know that I wasn’t a hundred percent prepared four days prior the two-day board exam.

The truth is that no one is a hundred percent prepared for the board exam because there will always be something that the takers have not studied. Remember that all engineering board exams have a wide coverage of topics. Also, the items that will come out are totally unpredictable.

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What I did is focus on what I know. Because stressing myself on what I do not know will only rattle me which could have a negative impact in my board exam performance. For this, I chose not to study anything new anymore two days before the board exam and stick with my cards full of formulas.

With only a few days remaining, board exam takers like you should already be prepared in terms of studying. And by then, you should only focus on one thing: mind conditioning.


Preparing for engineering board exam Stock photo

You have to mentally prepare yourself that you can do it, that you are able to answer enough items to get a passing score, that you will be a licensed engineer after taking the board exam. Claim it!

That is what all the previous board exam passers, including me, have done – they believed in themselves. And you should, too.

Engr. Amy Aguirre
Mechanical Engineer, fashion model & GineersNow TV host. Speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese fluently. Based in Melbourne and Manila. Follow me on Linkedin

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That One Thing You Should Do Days Before Your Engineering Board Exam

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