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04-04-2002, 12:58 PM
are any of you keeping track of the number of hours you are putting in for C6? if so, how many?
04-04-2002, 01:43 PM
Yes, my company requres me to report company and non-company study time. I have about 350 so far.
04-04-2002, 02:16 PM
wow, that's a lot. sounds like you will have a good chance to pass.
04-04-2002, 03:29 PM
zapped, remember it's about quality not quantity.
04-04-2002, 03:50 PM
to perse - wrong. it is about quality and quantity. hopefully if you put in enough quantity, you are prudent enough to make sure it is mostly quality. repetition is the only way for a normal person to memorize this gigantic volume.....
04-04-2002, 04:00 PM
After counting my hours for both Course 5 and 6 and failing (over 400 for each) I stopped counting, and focused just on tasks. I passed both their next sittings.
I really think that counting hours is a futile exercise. It doesn't really mean anything, covering ground does.
04-04-2002, 04:13 PM
I think counting hours has some value. Obviously less or almost none for some. For me it has a decent amount of value but is not a panacea. For some the quality is often good, they sit down to study.
04-04-2002, 05:14 PM
04-04-2002, 05:20 PM
i haven't counted every single hour, but i have an aggregate estimate. i think it tells you where you are & how far you have to go, and whether or not you are keeping pace.....short term goals to get to the bigger goal of passing.
04-04-2002, 11:13 PM
Personally, I've always been a proponent of counting hours. I put in a total of about 480 hours each for Course 5 and 6 (in retrospect, this may have been a bit excessive, but I guess it's better to err on the side of conservatism). For me, I think that the total amount of time spent studying was probably more important than the specific study methods. If you spend enough time wallowing in the material, it's bound to sink in one way or another. Just my two cents worth.
04-04-2002, 11:55 PM
i agree. but it sucks giving up all these life-hours.
04-05-2002, 12:33 AM
Yeah, I agree that it stinks to have to give up 4 years of your life. But if you can just get through these last couple exams, I think you'll find that it's worth the effort. When I was studying for Course 6, I used to swear that if I had known how heinous the exams were, I never would have chosen to become an actuary. But now that it's over, somehow it doesn't seem quite so bad. Hang in there. :wink:
04-05-2002, 07:42 AM
I agree with Actuarybert 100% Better to overshoot and NEVER HAVE TO WRITE THE EXAM AGAIN, than to have to write it again.
I also agree with zapped 110% I think that quantity is even more important than quality (maybe more for course 5 than 6), but you MUST memorize to pass, and you don't need to really understand to pass.
I would personally rather put in 500 hours once, than 200 hours twice (that's not a typo! -- get to focus more on work after passing, not stress out over that exam, get the raise, not pay for the exam twice, etc, etc)
I have just over 300 so far and will probably end up on exam day close to 500.
Good luck to all
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