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11-05-2002, 08:58 AM
OK, I know this is going to freak some of you out, but I am getting organized now and starting to plan my time for the next 6 months. I am working on a study schedule now and wanted some input from others on what they have used in the past.
Does anyone have any they can recommend? I know All 10 isn't releasing their seminar information until late November and the manuals won't be out until mid-December. Anyone have a schedule from past exams that they wouldn't mind sharing?
Help please! Thanks.
11-05-2002, 11:23 AM
I tried emailing you a copy, but it got returned.
11-05-2002, 11:51 AM
Sorry about that. I got it corrected with them and you can try it again. I am really starting to dislike MSN/Hotmail a lot!
Father of two
11-05-2002, 12:20 PM
Can you post it here also?
11-05-2002, 01:20 PM
13 Weeks from All-10
1. McClenahan, Schofield
2. Finger, Boor (2 Economic papers only)
3. SOP, Brown, Lange
4. Bouska, Jones
5. ASB, Boor (Comp of Credibility)
6. Graves, ISO Stat Plan, Kelley, Head
7. NCCI Stat Plan, Feldblum Workers Comp
8. Malecki (Comm Liab 1&2), Trupin (Comm Prop)
9. Hamilton (Personal Lines P&C), ISO Manual & Policy
10. Feldblum - Asset Share, Marker&Mohl, Houghton
11. Burger, Tiller (Text & Study Note)
13. Wiening, Hallman (Life & Health), HIAA
11-05-2002, 02:34 PM
I'm not really this nuts about studying, but I do want to try and get organized early so I have a fair shot at being through all of the material at least the first time before any seminar. With year-end work thrown in there too that could be a challenge.
11-10-2002, 10:53 AM
I have started preparing for Part 5 examination. I have collected most pf the materials. I have got Year 2000 study manuals, both ALL 10 and Casualty Study Manuals. Do you think I should buy the latest study manuals?
I plan to spend about 500 hours for this examination.
12-04-2002, 10:27 AM
I was planning on attending the ALL 10 exam seminar for part 5 this sitting only to find that they are not holding one! Grrrrr!
Any other recommendations? I only know of the NEAS seminars for this exam now.
Does anyone know why all10 isn't holding seminars this spring? Their website stated earlier that they were holding them late March. I am also at a loss for a seminar, so, can anyone give advice on seminars?
12-05-2002, 12:08 PM
I attended a CAMAR seminar last time. I didn't pass because I didn't put the effort in, not because of the seminar.
As for All-10, they put their resources into the sample exams which are posted on the website. Last time they cost $125.00.
12-09-2002, 09:18 AM
I saw in some literature that the All-10 folks are holding a seminar through the Midwestern Actuarial Forum - you might check that out from the CAS Affiliates page, I don't know where else there would be information... I think I saw it in Future Fellows.
12-09-2002, 12:23 PM
Kitara, that's the way it was last year, but from what I have heard from All 10 is that one of the instructors could not commit to a Spring Seminar and so rather than having to hold and abriged seminar they chose to focus on their written manuals and online products for this sitting. I will check with the MAF to confirm and let everyone know. Thanks for the reminder.
12-16-2002, 03:44 PM
All 10 run by Zarnik. Enough said.
12-26-2002, 04:10 PM
Anyone know where I can find the NEAS recommended study schedule?
12-26-2002, 04:51 PM
blind link, don't know how updated it is, but here is the link
Good luck. I am already about 4 weeks into my 13 week study schedule. Can anyone beat that?
12-27-2002, 10:01 AM
Thanks! Whoever said Badgers and Wolverines can't get along!
12-27-2002, 12:27 PM
No problem Badger. Just don't get in the way of my pass next sitting.
Come on everyone! Someone has to be ahead of me in studying.
I am planning on having read and reviewed everything by March 1 and then spend the last 2 months on reviewing All 10 manual and doing many, many problems over and over and over again!
12-27-2002, 12:50 PM
Sounds like a good plan Wolverine. The first go-round of the articles, are you working the problems or just reading and making note cards? I'm not working the problems the first round - although, it'd probably help me remember a bit better. I just want to push to get thru the articles once. I'm not going by anyone's schedule so I can't "compare" where I am with you. I'm using the ALL10 and I'm still in Volume 1, Page 285 (to be exact!) and I'm going in order of the manual readings. So far, the reading have been completely tea-driven...yawn! Problem is, I can't stay awake! :shake:
Best of luck studying all!
12-27-2002, 03:09 PM
I'm planning on getting the All 10 manual (already have CSM) but I have to wait until January so it will go on next year's budget. :shake:
As soon as I get it we can compare progress so I have some push.
I REALLY want to pass this sucker this Spring!
Good luck Peach and Badger, just don't get in my way!
12-27-2002, 05:26 PM
Good luck Peach and Badger, just don't get in my way!
I won't get in your way, as long as you don't get in my way!
I'll be at the NEAS seminar this year. Thank god the All10 isn't putting one on. Hopefully they spent more time revising their manual.
12-28-2002, 11:07 AM
Have either of you taken it before. I took it last sitting and got a 5. Grrr. I am just getting the All 10 manual and studying like crazy unless the NEAS seminar is getting close and I really think I need the extra help (and there are still spots open)
Good luck! Keep plugging away!
12-28-2002, 01:39 PM
Nope, haven't taken it before. I don't think I'm going to a seminar. It seems on the upper level exams those seminars don't really help too much. I'd rather spend the week studying instead of sitting in class. Just my opinion...
Now get back to studying!! :D
01-09-2003, 11:55 AM
So how far are you now? I'm just getting started. Wolverine, thanks for posting the NEAS link for the study schedule, I looked at their website earlier this week and couldn't find it.
GA Peach, I usually go through the syllabus in order, but the first part of this syllbus is so tedious that I am going to use the NEAS schedule because it combines the two parts into groups that seem to make sense.
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