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What will I do if it is just 40days before the board exam?

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Take the Board Exam with Security in God's Promises

19 God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does
he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? 20 I have received a command to
bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it. - Numbers 23:19-20

Before the Big Day comes, there are a lot of things that we need to look back. Days when you
struggle to even open a book just to study, moments where you chose to eat rather than to
solve math problems or fell asleep while trying to memorize a formula.

I know most of you has been very tired because of the pressure and a lot of thinking that you've
had. There are always questions of whether will I pass or not? Will I still fight or accept that the
board exam is sweeter the second time around? I just wonder what has been our motivation
that either drove us to move forward or to step back.

As the days are numbered and the board exam is coming, I just want to make you reminded
that we are not fighting the battle alone. The security in God's promises about the board exam
should be the fuel for us to survive. With the new examiners, and competition being so tight,
more materials to study and lack of time to solve problems and memorize formulas, how can we
really achieve security in God's promises?

§ The more you have to do, the more you need to pray. The less time you think you have,
the more time you need to spend with God.
Hybels says if you’ll first take time to pray, you’ll actually have more time for everything else –
that it’s not a matter of time, but a matter of priorities and a matter of trust: When you put God
first and rely upon the strength of God’s grace to get things done, you become more effective
and more efficient. Most importantly, you realize it’s not all up to you – God is up ahead,
clearing the path and guiding the way.
§ Put all your worries to God. For God knows better than you do.
§ Do your task and let God do the finishing.
§ Never think that it is all about you.

Never forget that God has prepared His promises for you before you were born. For every time
that we think about our incapabilities and fears and fatigue, God has His words to always boost
us until we reach the end.
"OUR THINKING vs. GOD'S PROMISES"

YOU: "It's impossible"


GOD: All things are possible (Luke18:27)

YOU: "I'm too tired"


GOD: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30)

YOU: "I can't go on"


GOD: My Grace is sufficient (II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

YOU: "I can't figure things out"


GOD: I will direct your steps (Proverbs 3: 5-6)

YOU: "I can't do it"


GOD: You can do all things (Phillipians 4:13)

YOU : "I'm not able"


GOD: I am able (II Corinthians 9:8)

YOU: "It's not worth it"


GOD: It will be worth it (Romans 8:28)

YOU: "I can't manage"


GOD: I will supply all your needs (Phillipians 4:19)

YOU: "I'm afraid"


GOD: I have not given you a spirit of fear (II Timothy 1:7)

YOU: "I'm always worried and frustrated"


GOD: Cast all your cares on me (I Peter 5:7)

YOU: "I don't have enough faith"


GOD: I've given everyone a measure of faith (Romans 12:3)

YOU: "I'm not smart enough"


GOD: I give you wisdom (I Corinthians 1:30)

We have all the answers prepared for us. We just need to go on. Take the board exam through
faith. For without God, all these things will be worthless. Cmon Guys!!! You can do this!
Faith Without Action is Dead

You can prepare yourself to succeed in your studies.


Try to develop and appreciate the following habits:

§ Take responsibility for yourself


Recognize that in order to succeed you need to make decisions about your
priorities, your time, and your resources
§ Center yourself around your values and principles
Don't let your friends and acquaintances dictate what you consider
important
§ Put first things first
Follow up on the priorities you have set for yourself, and don't let others, or
other interests, distract you from your goals
§ Discover your key productivity periods and places
Are you most efficient in the Morning, afternoon, or evening?
Find spaces where you can be the most focused and productive.
Prioritize these for your most difficult study challenges
§ Look for better solutions to problems
For example, if you don't understand the course material, don't just re-read
it.
Try something else! Consult with the professor, a tutor, an academic advisor,
a classmate, a study group, or your school's study skills center
§ Look to continually challenge yourself

Partially adapted from the audio cassette by Steven Covey,


Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
ROADMAP FOR 40 Days

“The instructions that I will list is optional and it depends on the reviewee on how
he/she will divide his/her time. I have evaluated the importance of each topic
depending on the weight and frequency of appearance on the board exam
and its weight on the board exam.”

Division of Studies (Within 35 days)

Math-10days
Elecs-12days
Geas-7days
EST-6days

Importance of Topics Per Subject and Focus type of question


(in order)
(If you’re done ahead of schedule, Read Again. Avoid
being behind Schedule)
(Rest Time and Time for Classes are Considered)
MATH (20%)-10 Days

Day 1-3 Review Notes on all Math Topics: Make Sure that you understand
the concepts that were emphasized in class. Focus on what was
just written on your notes. Use other references if needed.
PRACTICE. PRACTICE. PRACTICE.

References: Your Review Notes, Excel MATH Handbook,


Takehome Exams given after lectures
Day 4-6 CALCUTECH BOOK (Make sure you mastered the calculator
techniques. PLEASE.)

Especially DE, Laplace, Z and Fourier Transforms, Fourier Series,


Normal Distribution, Convolution, Maclaurin and Taylor Series,
Region and Interval of Convergence.
Day 7-8 Study All Mathematics Refreshers, Use notes to recall the
concepts, focus on how the problems are discussed and
answered
Day 9-10 Memorize symbols related to logic and discrete math, study
formulas and concept related to Fibonacci and Lucas Sequences,
Quadratic Equation, Maxima and Minima Problems, Complex
Integration and Differentiation, Types of Differential Equations,
Types of Matrices, Types of Mean Value Theorem.

ELECTRONICS (30%)-12Days

Day 1-3 Review Notes on all Electronics Topics: Make Sure that you
understand the concepts that were emphasized in class. Focus
on what was just written on your notes. Use other references if
needed. Focus more on Semiconductors (especially pn diodes,
zener, BJT, FET and Thyristors), Logic Circuits, Op-Amps,
Feedback and Oscillators, Circuit analysis(Only basic analysis,
you can use Electrical Circuit Theory By BIrd, Electricity and
Magnetism, Passive Components RLC, Transient and Resonant
Circuit)

References: Your Review Notes, Excel Electronics Handbook, Bird

At Night before sleeping:


Scan Briefly Math Day 1-3
Day 4-6 Study MCQ’s on Bird, Neets(End of each chapters, Indiabix
(http://www.indiabix.com/engineering/: Electronics Devices and
Circuit Theory, Digital Electronics),(
http://www.indiabix.com/electronics-and-communication-
engineering/questions-and-answers/, Analog Electronics,
Electronics Devices and Circuits, Power Electronics, Digital
Electronics)

At Night before sleeping:


Scan Briefly Math Day 4-6
Day 7-8 Study All Electronics Refreshers, Use notes to recall the concepts,
focus on how the problems are discussed and answered
At Night before sleeping:
Scan Briefly Math Day 7-8
Day 9-10 Review the Latest Takehomes (make sure you don’t miss
anything), Continue on the MCQ’s you started on Day 4-6. If you’re
done already, review again.

At Night before sleeping:


Scan Briefly Math Day 9-10
Day 11-12 Review Notes again and finalize concepts well. Make sure you
understand everything already.

At Night before sleeping:


Scan Briefly Math Day 4-6

GEAS (20%)-7days

Spend AT LEAST 8 HOURS per day

Make sure to study Kamal, IECEP GEAS and ALL materials that will be given to
you. Ask sir Emil for the chapters.

1-2-2-3
1 hour scan past notes
2 hours solving
2 hours MCQ
3 hours solving

Day 1 GEAS ref1 – Mechanics, Review all notes and materials related to
this specific topic.
At Night before sleeping:
Scan Briefly Math Day 1-3 and Elecs Day 1-3
Day 2 GEAS ref2 - Physics, Chemistry(spend little time for this),
Thermodynamics, Review all notes and materials related to
these specific topics

At Night before sleeping:


Scan Briefly Math Day 4-6 and Elecs Day 4-6
Day 3 GEAS ref3 - Econ, Physics. Practice MCQ for subjects listed at
previous days.

At Night before sleeping:


Scan Briefly Math Day 7-8 and Elecs Day 7-8
Day 4 Day 4: GEAS ref4 - Strength, Emags, Vectors. Practice MCQ for
subjects listed at previous days.

At Night before sleeping:


Scan Briefly Math 9-10 and Elecs Day 9-10
Day 5-6 This will be announced later on, make sure you always attend
classes and coaching. Review notes once in a while.

At Night before sleeping:


Scan Briefly Elecs Day 11-12
Day 7 Study ECE laws (provided by excel)
Take N Exam - ECE laws, safety and ethics, Engg Materals, Engg
Management

EST(30%)-6days

Day 1-2 Review Notes on all EST Topics: Make Sure that you understand the
concepts that were emphasized in class. Focus on what was just written
on your notes. Use other references if needed. Focus more on Digital
Communications, Analog Modulation, MICROWAVE, TRANSLINE, WAVE
PROPAGATION, ANTENNA, Fiber Optics)

References: Your Review Notes, Excel EST Handbook, Neets (10-12,24),


Frenzel (11-14,16)

At Night before sleeping:


Scan Briefly Math Day 1-3, Elecs Day 1-3, Geas Day 1-2
Day 3-4 Study MCQ’s on Blake, Kennedy, Frenzel, Neets (10-12,24),Forouzan
(http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/0072967757/student_view0/cha
pter1/multiple_choice_quiz.html )

At Night before sleeping:


Scan Briefly Math Day 4-6, Elecs Day 4-6 and Geas 3
Day 5 Study All EST Refreshers, Use notes to recall the concepts, focus on how
the problems are discussed and answered, Memorize and understand the
equations used.
At Night before sleeping:
Scan Briefly Math Day 7-8, Elecs Day 7-8 and Geas Day 4-5
Day 6 Review the Latest Takehomes (make sure you don’t miss anything),
PLEASE

At Night before sleeping:


Scan Briefly Math Day 9-10, Elecs Day 9-12 and Geas 6-7

Day 36-39
Day 1 Final Scan Math and Elecs

At Night before sleeping:


Equations, Important Concepts
Day 2 Final Scan Geas and EST

At Night before sleeping:


Equations, Important Concepts
Day 3 Final Scan Math and Elecs

At Night before sleeping:


Equations, Important Concepts
Day 4 Final Scan Geas and EST

At Night before sleeping:


Equations, Important Concepts
Last Day before the Boards

Can you bring back time? No. Can you correct all your mistakes? Not anymore.
Can you study everything again at the little time left? Not as well.
Then Trust.
You have given everything you can. Whether if it is enough or not, that’s the best that
you can put yourself into.
Be proud of what you accomplished. You have never imagined yourself to
improve that much but you did. You’ve never thought you can answer countless of
questions but look, you have finished most of them.
Fill yourself up with motivation. Call your family. Be with your friends.
Be Still and know that HE is God. (For I know the plans I have for you,” declares
the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a
future. –Jeremiah 29:11)
God’s way is better than your way. His plan is bigger than your plan. His dream
for your life is more rewarding, more fulfilling, better than you’ve ever dreamed of. Now
stay open and let God do it His way. Do your best at the boards. Do not leave the
board exam room knowing you can do more. If you cannot do anything anymore…
Smile. Job well done. Everyone is proud of you. Pass the paper. LET GOD do the rest.
The board exam isn’t the end of the line. But it’s a beginning of a such wonderful
professional life.
Congratulations to you Engineer!!