EA work

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by Jeffrey McBride, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Jeffrey McBride

    Jeffrey McBride Registered User

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    So its been 2 weeks now since i have been initiated and let me tell you i have enjoyed it thus far, but being a visual learner my whole life it has definetly been tough learning by mouth to ear, i know its been this way for 300 years. I guess my question is what helped yall learn. I take my obligation very seriously. Any tips would be greatly appriciated. Thank you my brothers and have a great day.
     
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  2. Thomas Stright

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    Only working on a few questions a session helped me. I worked on 5 questions at a time and didn't move on until I had them down. Then every few sessions started from the beginning and run though them. And hiccups were worked in before continuing on.


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  3. LK600

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    I'm in a similar place as you. I will be attending an initiation in a week or so; seeing it I was told would help. Other than that, I do what Thomas said... a few questions at a time, theres no rush.
     
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  4. Jeffrey McBride

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    Thank you brother thats good advice.
     
  5. CLewey44

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    I can tell you this. Firstly, you'll be surprised how much you can learn even out of your "comfort zone". Also, they expect proficiency not perfection, brother.
     
  6. Jeffrey McBride

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    Thank you brother, i need to remember that. I think im at times to hard on myself. Thank you!!
     
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  7. Thomas Stright

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    This is true, Your instructor will not allow you to turn your work in unless he is sure your know and understand it. What I found helpful was the officers and pretty much any MM in my lodge would ask me where I was in my work and then try me... It puts you on the spot but I found that I knew more than I thought I did.
     
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  8. David Duke

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    What has already been said is good advice, trust your instructor and take the time necessary to learn it right, not just the words but the meanings also.

    Two weeks in you are only just beginning don't rush things, see as many EA degrees as possible this will help you put things in sequence. More than anything else if you didn't catch it the first time LEARN THE MEANING OF THE WORK without doing that they are just words. You will here stories of guys who learned the work in 2-3 sessions and I respect them for that but I don't believe there is ANY way they could learn the true meanings in so short of time, I have been a Mm for 20 years and am still seeking light.


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  9. Warrior1256

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    Same here. I would also run it all through my mind while driving.
     
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  10. Phil P

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    What everyone else has said is absolutely true. And yes even attend an EA degree at another lodge as well, as long as you have someone from your lodge tag along with you. I've just completed my EA proficiency & need to get with my incoming WM (Saturday is our installation btw) on getting my Fellowcraft on the calendar. Just take your time & trust your coach.
     
  11. Ripcord22A

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    Not sure about your lodge but every one ive been in, the candidate doesnt schedule his degree, the lodge does.

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  12. Phil P

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    That is true my fellow Nor-Cal native, but because of the transition of power coming up I have to get with him to see what's available on the lodge's calendar
     
  13. Jeffrey McBride

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    Thank you brother!
     
  14. Jeffrey McBride

    Jeffrey McBride Registered User

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    Brethren,
    Thank you all for the words of advice and encouragement. Its great to have a forum like this. If yall are ever in Central Texas let me know!!
     
  15. Phil P

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    Back at ya. Same deal if you ever come to the Northeast side of Houston
     
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  16. Jeffrey McBride

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    Will do, im originally from Katy!! Miss Houston, dont miss the traffic lol
     
  17. Phil P

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    I don't blame ya. I live in Atascocita right near Lake Houston. Huffman Lodge is just over the 1960 bridge crossing the lake. I enjoy that drive going to lodge
     
  18. Thomas Stright

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    Define Central...lol
    Moved to the north side of Houston 3 years ago and found out quickly that Texas is one big a@@ state.
     
  19. Phil P

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    Whereabouts on the Northside of H-Twon brudda?
     
  20. Thomas Stright

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    Spring. Rayford/99 Area.

    Soon to be Porter or Kingwood.


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