12.18.2007

I'm taking Lateral Forces, right? (or Dec. Test Report, Part 2 of 2)

It felt like I was taking an exam on the American Revolution, having studied an American textbook, only to find the exam written by a Brit. If I understood the subject in a complete way, I wouldn't have any trouble. Unfortunately, I don't, so everything seemed like I should understand it, but it didn't look like it did in the study materials, so I had to extrapolate/interpolate like mad. Educated guessing as an exam taking method is not as fun as actually knowing the answer.

I'll find out results in 2-4 weeks. In the meantime, I can get back to the rest of my life: prepping for travels, wrapping presents, cleaning the house, making food for the cats, etc.

Thanks for all your support, guys!

5 comments:

kgreilly said...

I truly believe that if we put our energy more on what we want to happen than on what we don't want to happen good things will come! Therefore, all my energy will be focused on celebrating with you the success of passing all your exams...on the first try!

MWT said...

Woo! Yay done with exams! :)

Janiece Murphy said...

Good luck with those results!

el padre said...

I don't get it... you architects always turn these kinds of things (lateral forces) over to the structural engineers, so won't a cursory understanding of these matters be ok?

Anne C. said...

You forget, padre, that these exams have very little to do with real life. They are more about having some kind of rite of passage (aka hazing) before you can call yourself an "architect."

Thier rationalization is that in order to coordinate your architecture with the structure/mechanical systems/etc, you need to know something about those disciplines. I have to admit, this is somewhat true.