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To SCJPs: How does J@Whiz rate?? to the real thing...

 
Jim Petersen
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Hi all...
I suppose this is 'How long is piece of String' questions...
I've read the books (K & M x2, some parts x3, Java 2 Exam notes - constant referral) used Marcuses note and adapted Vels notes with my own examples on the aspects I didn't understand. I have got 1/2 through J@Whiz and am scoring an average of 84% (81-88% range) and got on Marcuses 80% ave
Prob is I'm getting seriously burnt out! its been 4 1/2 months hard work and my concentration is starting to suffer! With those scores in mind are they good enough to get a pass and do the thing next week?
Any suggestions on a time frame I should go for or a different approach to study to keep my interest up and further embed the fundamentals in my mellon would be greatly appreciated?
rgds - Jim
 
leena rane
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Jim ,
I can understand you.
It is difficult to be satisfied with preparations to any extent.
Do you know i was actually going to pospone my test(i was not 100% satisfied with my preparation),but in the end could not.
>Prob is I'm getting seriously burnt out! its been 4 1/2 months hard
>work and my concentration is starting to suffer!
dear,i had similar problem in one of the weeks.
So just think,this is natural and forget it and concentrate on your preparation.
>With those scores in mind are they good enough to get a pass
You are really doing good.Keep it up.All the best.
I would suggest:
=>henceforth give topic-wise exam in jwhiz (don't try any other mocks now).
=>before giving exam in a particular topic read books on that topic,
only then give the exam.Make this a rule for every topic.
=>any doubt mark the question,get doubts clarified ...
=>in fact keep notepad and dos-prompt(or whatever u use) open for any clarification,
sometimes i used to get my doubts cleared during the mock-exam through notepad -dos prompt(off course after i became confident of completing exam in time)
=>even if you have got some question in jwhiz rote ..no problem..keep giving the exams.
=>Try to get all answers in JWhiz right!!
(off course it won't be the case when you give 1st time, but gradually..)
"which question in JWhiz dares to come wrong when you are giving it".
Keep repeating this to yourself as you give the exams.concentrate hard on each question.
oops did i talk too much
finally
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my best wishes are with you
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best regards,
leena
 
Jim Petersen
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Leena you did not talk too much!
Thanks for your sugestions they are greatly recieved and I'm going to try this approach tomorrow - revise and test section by section and save the final test till the end - I think this would be the breath of fresh air I need
- Thanks again Jim
 
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