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For those of you who had used all10 for CAS 5 and passed. Would you recommend All10 as a supplement to the study kit or a replacement for the study kit? Thanks
01-19-2005, 07:34 AM
After using it for CAS 6, I can say that if you've had minimal exposure to the material on the exam, that All10 is definitely NOT a replacement. I think you really need to read a lot of articles to get a true understanding. There are probably several articles, on the more boring stuff, memorization stuff, that you could just use All10 for and be fine.
01-19-2005, 09:18 AM
I have met several folks who never read articles. I just don't think that's a great idea. I read the article & make a rough draft of an outline of the lists, definitions and formulas. By doing this, I've taken the time to digest what I can from the article. I will occasionally refer to a study manual during this process if I can't figure something out. Then I compare my notes to the study manual and see if I've missed anything or misinterpreted something. I then create a more finished outline which I use for all future passes through the material. By doing this, I've really got two passes through the material on my first pass. Then, of course, I look at past exam problems and study guide problems.
Yes, it's a tedious process, but it's worked well for me. 3 in a row - one to go... There really are no shortcuts to putting in the time on these exams. Beleive me, if there were, some smart SOB would've found it already...
I would start off reading the articles directly, but due to time pressure would end up using All-10 and articles to supplement. So far, it has worked for CAS Parts 5 and 6.
For 7, I'm starting with All-10 a priori and supplementing with manuals. All-10 by itself is not a suitable replacement.
01-20-2005, 12:54 PM
I am taking part 5 for the first time and am using the All 10 manual as a supplement. I'm reading the articles and then going to the manual for clarification and additional notes.
I'm usually finding, at least once per article, that there is something that I can't understand in All10, and I have to refer to the source material for clarification. That's not a knock on All10; it's just a reflection of the fact that All10 is written in outline form and designed to summarize and not to explain. But personally, I could not live by All10 alone.
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