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burton leon reynolds
10-21-2002, 02:59 PM
In your opinion, how do these exams compare to the actual exams given in M/N 2000, M/N 2001 and the Sample Exam?
10-21-2002, 03:00 PM
10-21-2002, 03:49 PM
In general, they are easier. Most questions don't cover "multiple" topics as exam questions do. Also, Mahler has a tendency to ask about distributions that are possible, though very unlikely to appear on the exam.
Still, some questions are good. There are a few so far that were very plausible exam questions that have never been asked.
My feeling on the subject is to do the tests. They don't take too long (1 hour or more), and you can easily figure out which questions are irrelevant. It's worth it to find the few good questions.
10-21-2002, 04:03 PM
Also, Mahler has a tendency to ask about distributions that are possible, though very unlikely to appear on the exam.
I agree. I have two complaints about Mahler's notes:
1. Described above.
2. He should give values for the normal distribution in the problem. This would elimanite having to linearly interpolate to find the values. The society usually contrusts problems in a manner that makes it easy to find the normal values or it gives a small set of values to choose from.
Another note about Mahler's notes (not really a complaint) is that IMO much of the material can be skipped. I think he does a little bit of overkill. This doesn't really bother me b/c I have no problem skiping sections of the material, but for someone who feels uncomfortable skiping material might waste a lot of time on material that is not going to be tested.
10-21-2002, 04:32 PM
i agree with Bamma (jking...) ....BAMA...lol
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