How did you do it?

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by Benjamin Baxter, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. jvarnell

    jvarnell Premium Member

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    It is almost all Q&A because it is just a learning process that I am also invalved. Learn what your mentor is teaching you, ask questions and listen to your hart and beleif in God to dasein the words meaning. I am told not all states have mutipul parts to EA.
     
  2. daddyrich

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    I may be lost here. You have a proficiency return in 3 parts? I know that some places allow a 'short form' return, which many (including myself) disagree with being an option. But 3 separate returns of the same work that most all of us had to do in one sitting? Please say this isn't so. That's just too easy.
     
  3. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    In Texas EA work, the candidate describes what transpired during his degree in part 1, explains the symbolism of it in part 2, and discusses the symbolism of the Lodge in part 3. That's as far as I can go on this forum.
     
  4. Bill Lins

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    Texas doesn't allow a "short form" proficiency, except by dispensation from the Grand Master. Art. 436 states, in part, "The Entered Apprentice examination may be conducted in one section of the proficiency examination at a time, and each section can be balloted on separately after it is conducted."

    For those of other jurisdictions, bear in mind that the full Texas EA examination (all 3 parts) takes most Brethren between 20 & 30 minutes to complete.
     
  5. chrmc

    chrmc Registered User

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    We also do it in two parts. Part 1, and then later part 2 and 3.
     
  6. kyfreemason357

    kyfreemason357 Registered User

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    Think I need to come to Texas to see this. Been to other states and I always see the same. Q&A, obligation, working tools/apron/other things done during degree takes in all about 15-20 min.
     
  7. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Come on down!
     
  8. daddyrich

    daddyrich Registered User

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    We have to do out proficiencies in one sitting, and yes it does take about that amount if time as well.
     
  9. kyfreemason357

    kyfreemason357 Registered User

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    I'd loved to hear what all this entails because I can't see it being that far different then ky. If any of u want to try to help explain u can email at ethan_wells03@hotmail.com
     
  10. daddyrich

    daddyrich Registered User

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    I'd also like to see the Texas EA proficiency done. Sounds interesting.
     
  11. chrmc

    chrmc Registered User

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    To further elaborate on the Texas work, the first part is around 84-86 questions and answers if I'm not mistaken. It's only required that you learn the answers, but I know several lodges do both.
    The 2nd and 3rd part you turn in is about half of that. I've never timed either section, but would say about 20 min for the first part and then 10 for 2nd and 3rd together.
     
  12. mattcaler

    mattcaler Registered User

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    If I remember correctly, it took me about 30mins or so to turn it all in.
     
  13. davidjones201

    davidjones201 Registered User

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    I did all q and as in the MM
     
  14. davidjones201

    davidjones201 Registered User

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    I did it all in one but I was eating my own heart that day
     
  15. davidjones201

    davidjones201 Registered User

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    It's in the questions...just think about it
     
  16. David Hill

    David Hill Registered User

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    I didn't know that lodges had the option of turning it in in three sessions. My lodge has you turn it in all at once. It's a lot of work, but it gives you confidence for the work to follow.
     
  17. filmgeekben

    filmgeekben Registered User

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    I did it in one. Also did my FC in one and will complete the MM proficiency in one as well.
     
  18. chrmc

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    I think it is very common to do the FC and the MM in one sitting. In fact I've never heard about anyone splitting it since they are so short. I do not believe it's an option.
     
  19. kyfreemason357

    kyfreemason357 Registered User

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    Ok still sounds about the same as other places I've been. Do not see why u would need to it in more then one. That isn't even a choice in ky, oh, or wv that I know of.
     
  20. Benjamin Baxter

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    One session
     

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