I did Sea School
Have you done any reading prior to starting this? Like Chapmans or looked at Nautical Chart #1.
Do you have your First Aide and CPR certificate yet?
Your going to need dividers, parrallels ( Large one if you can get it especially for this course) and artist erasers for the charts, (they leave no marks when you make a mistake) also mechanical pencils. Also a calculater, small is fine.
A suggestion I would make is get a tape recorder not only for class but to make your own tapes and lay down and listen to them afte your burnt out by reading.
( called sub liminal studying and it does work)
Rules of the road is the toughest part, have to write at least a 90 one 30 question test, that leaves you 3 wrong.
When I did the plotting part I did what I knew that were right and then went back to do the rest.
For lighting configurations I got a black notepad and assorted colored dots, (yellow, green, red, and white at Walmart all in one package)also a highlighter, thus making up your own configuration in color with black background. Also when you take the practice test in that part I would draw a small day symbol and night configuration with the right answere next to the question. The more you look at them the easier it becomes.
I would also suggest that you test( if comforatble) ASAP after the course this way you retain almost everything and if you are thinking of upgrades to Master, like wise for taking the course and test ASAP after the OUPV. Same as a tow endorsment class. This way it is only one filing fee rather then 3 seperate sumbmissions and 3 seperate fees.
Get a good nights sleep tonight becuase it will probably be the last one for the next 9 or so days.
Good luck and keep us posted.
LOL you will find out what that means real fast.
This post edited by baywatch 09:52 AM 03/30/2008