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Tired of it
05-28-2002, 01:18 PM
I just took C4 adn with any luck, I'll be sittin gfor C5 in November. I am reluctant to begin studying for C5 since I feel like I am broderline with passing C4. Will I have enough time to have a chance of passing C5 if I begin studying in July after the exam results are released? Or should I beign now? Or should I begin studying for C6 in the Spring?
Any tips are appreciated.
05-28-2002, 01:40 PM
I began studying for C5 the day after results came out last time, and I passed with an 8. Probably 350 hrs of studying... and I absolutely could not have done it without JAM study materials. Use the study guides, memorize the lists, and go to a seminar if you can. it is a tremendous help.
New at pd
05-28-2002, 02:12 PM
I know this isn't completely applicable, but I started studying for c6 the day after c4 results came out, and one of two things happened:
I didn't pass
I barely passed
Maybe you should think about starting now, like 1-2 hours/day.
05-28-2002, 03:25 PM
I would recommend starting before results come out. The more relaxed your study schedule, assuming same number of total hours, the more likely to pass. This gives the material more time to work its way into long term memory.
The biggest risk is if you learn some material, then fail C4, you won't come back to it until next year! To make sure your time spent studying has some value to you, I would suggest learning something from c5 that you will use in your daily work, or that interests you the most.
As for me, I wasted significant time reading three chapters that weren't in the syllabus because I did not know that I was reading the wrong edition of Fundamentals of Private Pensions. I literally got depressed thinking that if I needed to know stuff on this level, I should become a lawyer and make real money.
Tired of it
05-28-2002, 04:14 PM
What is JAM that I hear everyone talking about? and how do I get this study material?
05-28-2002, 04:30 PM
05-28-2002, 04:41 PM
If you've not heard of JAM, you should hit the search button at the top of the page and do a search on Jam or Carmody. He's the king of 5 and 6.
Dr T Non-Fan
05-28-2002, 05:36 PM
I think Mr Carmody should express his thanks at this faster-than-word-of-mouth advertising, eh?
05-28-2002, 06:19 PM
I'd say it depends on your studying style. If you are a crammer (meaning you can study 400 hours in 3.5 months), then wait until results for 4 come out.
If not, then get started on 5 now. If you don't end up taking 5, consider it a head start for when you do.
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