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Old 02-24-2012, 11:32 AM
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Mapped out a schedule to complete the online seminars by Tuesday, April 3 - leaving in some days to catch up/review/take a day off. That will leave me 37 days to work problems and take practice exams.
Already a day behind. May have to double up the 2 sections on linear regression tonight. Tomorrow was a scheduled off day. May have to try and squeeze in some study time (my kid's birthday party takes precedence, though).

Finished TIA video and ASM problem set on Order Statistics last night (well, this morning at 12:30).
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:01 PM
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I finished up to lesson 13 today. I need to setup a schedule so I can make sure I stay on track.
Are you guys doing every problem in the manual? I think even Abe says doing all problems would be a lot. So far I'm just doing the old problems.
Does the CAS release sample problems like the SOA does? or are the released exams sufficient? I don't know if I want to use the released exams in place of sample problems. I want to save the released exams till the end.
What are your guys plans?
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:27 PM
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I'm on lesson 22 and I have been doing every problem. So far I'm still on schedule, but if I ever start lagging behind I will stop doing every problem.

I don't know of a CAS set of released problems. You could go through the SOA's and just do the ones that apply to 3L, I guess.

My plan is once I finish the manual to go back and do any problems I had to skip, then do the "further suggested problems" recommended at the end of each section (basically the problems from exams since 2005, I think it is). Then I will hopefully still have a couple weeks that I will use to do timed exams (the 10 in ASM manual plus released ones).
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:56 PM
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Does the CAS release sample problems like the SOA does? or are the released exams sufficient? I don't know if I want to use the released exams in place of sample problems. I want to save the released exams till the end.
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All of the SOA sample questions come from released exams (with only a few exceptions, such as the 17 questions on new topics in the MLC set). The CAS is more generous and releases every exam.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:15 PM
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So, I thought exam 4 had a lot of formula, but all this notation and formulas in the Life Probabilities section is driving me crazy. I hope after doing more problems it begins to sink in better.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:16 PM
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Done with the insurance section and the notation/formulas keep on coming.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:17 PM
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Does anyone if there is a list available of which lesson from ASM are not tested on 3L?

Abe, is it safe to assume that if you don't list any questions from past 3L exams in the additional question section at the end of the lesson problems, then question from that section have not been asked on 3L exams?

Also, when Abe mentioned in the preface to skim the lightly tested section of LC, I've become lazy while doing those lessons. I almost wish he didn't tell us to skim them.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:33 PM
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:pin drop:
This thread is quite!

So how's everyone doing? How far along is everyone? I'm pretty close to my schedule, I have about 15 lesson to go and then I begin the review.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:21 AM
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Does anyone if there is a list available of which lesson from ASM are not tested on 3L?
Every lesson in the 3L manual could be tested on 3L. On reserve recursion, I indicate that it may be useful but is not on the syllabus. I've now concluded that they haven't tested on it for many years, so that will be removed from the next edition.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:34 AM
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This thread is quite!

So how's everyone doing? How far along is everyone? I'm pretty close to my schedule, I have about 15 lesson to go and then I begin the review.
I'm about the same. I still have all of Stochastic Processes but I'm pretty much done with Life con and stats.
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