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12-20-2001, 08:15 AM
I would like to know anyone's recommendation on studying for Course 2 including the order in which they attacked material. If you have any advice, post it, please.
12-20-2001, 09:19 AM
I personally like the interest theory portion of Exam II. I am still in college and have just finished a course in Interest Theory. THerefore, I would suggest reading the interest theory first and then do A LOT of problems (there are lots out there from different study manuals). Anyway, the order I prefer the best would be:
It wouldn't make a huge difference if someone did Microeconomics before Interest theory.
12-20-2001, 10:16 AM
I don't think it makes much difference in which order you do the materials. I will say that Microeconomics and Finance is a much more interesting and easier read than interest theory, and Macroeconomics is an awful bear to read, even if it's shorter. I saved Macro for the end and was glad I did, or I might have gotten very frustratrated.
There are some parts of finance that depend to a small extent on interest theory topics, but if you want to get on a roll with your reading, you may want to start with the Micro and Finance books.
12-20-2001, 04:06 PM
I guess it all depends on your own interest and aptitude. I liked Macro so I tackled that first, I am going for Finance next coz I find that a little intimidating since I havent studied some parts of it before.
Its really upto you what you start with.
Also doing the questions is very important,so as you complete some topics go through some questions.
Hope this helps
I think Toonces is giving you the best advice. If you're not familiar with time-value-of-money, you might even read the first chapter or two of Corporate Finance (not on the syllabus.) I read Price Theory (micro) first, then Finance and Interest Theory. The macro study note is horrible, so saving it for last could help you avoid getting bogged down early in your study.
12-21-2001, 10:35 AM
My studying went in this order:
I knew I would get bogged down with the Econ, so I did it first when I was full of energy (and eagerness) to study. I saved Interest Theory for the last month so it would be fresh in my mind when I went in for the exam. For me personally, it works best to save the 'most important' stuff to the end. But thats just me...
12-21-2001, 01:28 PM
Toast to Edgar Allen Poe
12-21-2001, 03:32 PM
Plan of Attack, are you terrorists using this site undercover?
12-21-2001, 03:32 PM
Plan of Attack! are you terrorists using this site undercover?
Where is Bin Laden
12-25-2001, 01:47 PM
Thanks for all the info on Course 2, peoples.
As for Plan of Attack...no I am not a terrorist, just want to nip this test in the patootie.
12-30-2001, 02:12 PM
Just wanted to know how far have you people got in the prepartion for exam 2?
12-30-2001, 03:36 PM
Finished ALL interest theory
Micro- finished 1-5 7-9
Finance - 1, 4-9
Macro - Dont know if it's even worthwhile reading it.
Actually what I am afraid of the most is by the time May comes, I ll forget half the stuff!!!
I go to college, and it isn't easy. I have 5 classes to take, which include courses in Survival Analysis, Econometrics, and Investments!!!
Anyone else have suggestions for me??
12-30-2001, 05:35 PM
Try course #4. That is what your college classes are about. or not.
12-31-2001, 07:20 AM
aspirant...I haven't gotten far. In my mind, I've just been doing a lot of planning and thinking about Course 2. I've read a couple of chapters, but that's about it. I'm basically gone the whole month of February between vacation and moving to a new place, so I'm trying to get in some sort of groove now. (It's not working all that well.) But, I'm also kind of waiting to see how results turn out on Friday.
12-31-2001, 12:41 PM
I have finished Macro and Chaps 1,4-9 of Finance.I cldnt study much in the holiday season,but ook.. seems to have really raced ahead,its giving me jitters!
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