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Civil Discipline-Specific Review for the FE/EIT Exam
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2011
I spent a while looking for a good book to help me study for the civil specific (afternoon) portion of the FE and this appeared to be the best option. Yes it is a small book approx 1/4 inch thick but it is better than nothing. It has approx 10 sample question for each topic in the afternoon exam with worked solutions. Then it has 2 practice afternoon exams with answers.

The answer solutions could be more thorough, and having spent a while out of school, it can take some decoding to figure out how the question should be answered. It does not contain any principles or narratives in the topics, it is only questions and answers, but doing questions is a big part of studying for the FE. I have used this book in combination with the Lindeburg book for the morning exam - which can offer some insight into how to solve the topics that appear in both the morning and afternoon exams.

In the absence of anything else i recommend this.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2011
I see many reviews complaining about this book. Yes it's a bit short, and there could be more examples in it. In the book, there are 7-8 questions for each discipline area of civil worked out followed by 2 practice tests which include 30 questions each. To me this was better than nothing since many of the FE Civil books are lacking even this many questions. When I purchased this, I also bought the FE Civil review book by the NCEES (the guys who write the test). Their review book for civil contained only ~30 problems with terrible explanations.
I recommend buying this book because as of right now, it's the best civil book there is and it helped me pass the test so I believe it will help you as well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2012
It said Civil Discipline Specific Review so I thought it was a thick complete review like the general FE Review book that this company makes. There is no indication on the front cover that it is a question and answer set only. Be careful. You can buy the NCEES official question and answer set from their website ([...]) for half the price. It is not worth $54 when you can get it elsewhere for $32.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2010
Hi, I recently used this very simple and apt book to prepare for my FE examination. The problems covered in this book were well organized and very suitable for the exam. I was very satisfied after using this book for my preparation which truly helped me....
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 8, 2011
I just got this book and I am totally amazed! How can you write a "sample problems" book and name it "review"? If you are looking for review material for the FE exam, it is not the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 31, 2013
For the money, you might as well just get examcafe from the ppi2pass website. However the book goes through examples thoroughly enough if you are indeed a civil engineering major. One thing I did not like was that it did not align with the NCEES reference manual so there were some equations such as immediate settlement you had to know that isn't in the manual.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 11, 2010
This book is simply a set of problems and solutions of Civil Engineering problems that are similar to the FE. The problems in the book are on the level of the actual FE examination (unlike the general FE exam book) so you can see what to expect by using this book.

One major downside to this book is that it contains no formula sections like the main Lindeburg manual, so if you have forgotten these formulas then you probably either want to take the general afternoon exam or review from textbooks before using this book. It appears to me that this book was made more for people who are still in school or fresh out of school.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 27, 2013
If you're anything like me, you'll start studying for the FE at least 6 months in advance, but you wont seriously start focusing until 2-3 weeks before the exam. I give it 4 stars because it is a very short and condensed book (less than 100 pages) but provides you with enough information to pass. I learned enough from this book along with another supplemental book for the first half and passed it the first time. in case you're wondering, my gpa is only a 2.4 so i'm not a genius
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 28, 2014
I loved this manual. Even though the format for the test is now computer based, (not broken into the two separate sections like this manual is designed to mimic) I found this extremely helpful in preparing me for the question lingo and getting my mind into the types of questions to be asked.

The step-by-step solutions is the best part! So helpful!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 4, 2013
It does not have an instruction section, only problems which makes it difficult to follow if you havent taken all the courses.
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