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07-25-2002, 01:52 PM
As I've stated in other posts, this is my first CAS exam sitting and I was just wondering if I'm on the "right" time schedule. Out of curiosity, how far along has everyone gotten thru the material. I'm following the ALL10 manual and I'm almost finished with the section 2, Structurual Methods. Where's everyone else?
07-25-2002, 02:11 PM
I am following their study schedule as noted on their web site (restricted section) and I am about halfway through week 6 (of 13). Their schedule skips around in their manuals a little bit. Are you doing the schedule or just straight through the manuals?
07-25-2002, 02:58 PM
I'm working straight through the manual. It just seems like it'd be easier than skipping around.
07-25-2002, 04:56 PM
I am not very far in the process, but I am using the NEAS recommended study schedule. www.neas-seminars.com
I am not sure what my plan of attack should be over the next 3 months. This is my first CAS exam as well. Any thoughts on what is the best way to organize my/our time?
07-26-2002, 08:27 AM
Time is limited on the first exam attempt unless you plan on putting in 600 hours or are a speed reader. I would suggest at least reading everything and if you have a study manual (CSM or All10) read what they have for each reading.
As time permits do old exam problems and save the last 2 exams for the last few weeks before the exam to use as trial exams. This will get you used to how much writing you have to do and how quickly. Pay attention to the sample answers shown for each problem. The more problems you do, the better prepared you will be.
Since I did not pass either 5 or 6 I sat for the past two sittings, I am not sure how much my help is worth. :roll:
07-26-2002, 08:58 AM
The amount of material is huge. You must boil it down. Notecards, cheat sheets, cassette tapes, whatever works for you. Read the source material through once, then rely mainly on your chosen manual and your notes. Do problems, memorize lists and formulae. Do more problems. Memorize more lists and formulae. Repeat.
Do sample exams the last couple of weeks.
Do not underestimate the amount of time all this requires.
It can be done. I passed 5 and 7 on one shot, 6 on two shots. If I can do it, anyone can. :duh:
07-26-2002, 11:00 PM
I'll second Maine-iac. I do almost the same thing. The first pass is the source material, and the manuals begin the second pass ... I passed 5, 6, & 7 on the first try. It's a ton of material, but it's doable if you make the time to do it. 8)
07-29-2002, 09:37 AM
Thank you all for your advice. I need these pep talks to keep me going! :D
10-21-2002, 10:45 AM
One week to go Georgia Peach. I am going crazy trying to memorize Steeneck's formulas for US and Canadian tax treatment of commutations. Are you memorizing formulas? I got a 5 last time, so I really, really want to pass.
10-23-2002, 03:40 PM
Well Fiveagain...I've bailed out on this one - sort of. After I got back from the All10 seminar, I realized that I didn't have enough time to finish. Having a baby in the house, I didn't want to sacrifice my time with him to study for an exam, which I'd only hope for a 4.
I know I must sound like a real cop-out, but I'm just being honest with myself. We've all taken those exams when we honestly know, we're not going to pass. We just want to see what it's going to be like and maybe, just maybe, those Exam Gods will be smiling down on us and whisper the answers to us :D . Needless to say, I've never heard any whispers! Well, with the whole life change, I'm just starting to put things in perspective - sure, it may take me a bit longer to finish these last exams, but I don't want to regret anything in the process. I am still studying for this one - not as intensely as the rest of you guys. I want to have all of my note cards ready so next time I'm prepared. I should be through the rest of the material in a few weeks.
Oh, back to your question - yes, I do plan on memorizing the Steeneck formula's - that might just be the 2 pointer you need to pass! Best of luck to you and to the rest of the 6er's out there! Tear it up!! :wink:
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