View Full Version : Which is the hardest?
05-07-2003, 02:54 PM
No brainer for me.
05-09-2003, 11:35 AM
Anyone want to own up to voting for EA2A? Have you taken both of the? Have you passed one or both?
05-09-2003, 03:00 PM
It was me, I admit it. I passed EA2B on the first try and EA2A on the second.
While I in no way think that the material on EA2A is harder, or even that studying for it was harder, it was harder for me to pass. Probably because everyone else found it so much easier. I always hard a harder time passing exams that other people found easier (120 and 135 in the pre-2000 system took me 3 attempts, but I passed 150 on the first try).
05-09-2003, 10:26 PM
OK - now someone has voted for EA-1. Same question for you - have you taken them all? have you passed them?
I confess. It was me. I found EA1 (it was known as EA1,A when I took it) to be the most difficult in a sense. Although it was the easiest for me to comprehend, my propensity for careless mistakes nearly did me in. I walked out of it thinking I had solved 23/25 problems, but passed with only 16/25. I found that disparity very disquieting.
There is nothing conceptually difficult on either EA2,A or EA2,B. It's just a matter of learning the laws and doing lots of problems. I found that generally if I think I've gotten a question right, I actually did get it right. The difficulty on these two exams lies in the breadth of the material. I can almost certainly guarantee there will be questions on the exam this Tuesday that I have no idea how to answer because I've never seen the concept before. But one can certainly pass while missing all the previously untested material.
To answer Emily's question, I've passed EA1,A and EA2,A and hope to pass EA2,B this sitting.
05-10-2003, 01:08 AM
Good luck - I'm taking 2B on Tuesday also.
Sorry, I meant Erica, not Emily.
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