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01-08-2002, 03:28 PM
Just thought I'd start a thread for everyone who didn't pass. I know I'm starting back studying this week for course 1, stupid crap. We're gonna get it this time!
01-08-2002, 03:36 PM
I failed! So I have to keep this username ... I'm also tormented by indecision about when I should start studying again. I kind of think starting so soon (like now or those who started last month!) for a rewrite is over-kill. I was going to ease into it by looking at the most difficult topics in February and then start upping the hours in March.
I usu. start studying 3 months before the exam and passed courses 3 and 4 this way. I passed C3 on my second attempt and C4 on my first attempt.
me too, this really sucks. I only got 18 correct. I haven't even gotten my score in the mail, I was hoping to yesterday, to put some closure to this, but I guess I'm going to have to wait it out. Good Luck to you!
01-08-2002, 03:40 PM
Well, I'm starting a lot earlier this time because I really only got a month of studying last time. I don't know the probability that well at all. Even though I got my degree in Math, I never had a class in calculus-based probability. I just want to make sure I get it down this time. I can't believe people who have already been studying for over a month. Wow!
What guides are you using to study?
01-08-2002, 03:45 PM
I failed as well...but I'm motivated as ever now to kick this exam in the patootie. A new friend ( :wink: )gave me some nice tips on looking at failure in a good way. Sounds like an oxymoron, I know...but it worked!
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01-08-2002, 03:59 PM
I'm using the Averbach/Mehta study manual for 1. It is very good. I just didn't have enough time to go through all the material.
01-08-2002, 04:20 PM
Course 1 faithfuls... please agreee with me when i say that the 4 hour exam format is better, but there was an obvious increase in the difficulty in the questions.
Hopefully the roll of the dice in May will be on our side.
Nanae, that's the one I used too. I'm also going to redo all the problems in there and make another attempt to go through the actex guide.
01-08-2002, 04:32 PM
Is the actex guide useful? I've thought about buying something else to help with the probability but I may just give it another go on what I have.
The only thing that I find useful out of it, is that it has the actexsoft cd which has about 10 different practice exams. The problems is they start recycling problems, it gives me a headache. I'd stick with the Mehta, I was also thinking about getting another manual, especially if you start early enough, you can get through both manuals. Have you heard anything about the ASM Manual?
01-08-2002, 06:20 PM
No, I haven't. I have heard that the Probability for Risk Management book is good but I don't know. I'm gonna see how well I grasp this stuff with the Mehta and find something extra if I need it.
01-09-2002, 07:35 AM
I have not heard much on teh ASM manual, but I'm sure it's better than the Actex or the McGannon one that the Actuarial Bookstore offers.
The Risk Management book IS indeed a good one. It helped me with my lack of Prob & Stats knowledge.
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