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Old 06-17-2019, 04:58 PM
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so hard. I feel like 6-9 are underrated too because they set the intuition for where stuff gets sorted later in the readings.
Well i'm glad I read 6-9 while waiting for my exam 5 result. That works out nicely. BattleActs anyone?
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:30 PM
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I concur with everyone else on COPLFR. One of the most tested and underrated areas on this exam. Really memorize some SAO/AOS sample paragraphs helps. Sounds crazy, I know.

Good luck to all in this next sitting.
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Is there a consensus best approach to this exam? TIA?
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Is there a consensus best approach to this exam? TIA?
I used TIA and CC and read some source (30 pages at most) Passed on the second attempt. I would say TIA alone is sufficient. Source is a good supplement to reference if you don’t understand what Angelo is talking about. CC does some sections very well. I like her way of explaining things - easy and simple. But it lacks details so don’t use it as the core material.

Three most important things: 1. Don’t have the mindset that people spent years on it so you wouldn’t pass anytime sooner. You can pass on the first attempt if you really try. 2. Make your notes/flash cards using your own language and rely on it for memorization. 3. Repeat. Things won’t sink in on the first time. Read/watch the lecture several times until you get it. Everything actually is straightforward even calculations. It’s just hard to take all the new info in such a short period of time.

These are the key for me to pass (I should’ve passed on first try if I didn’t convince myself that everybody failed this one at least once)

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Did anyone compare the new syllabus to the previous one? Are there any changes?
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There are two deleted articles (Feldblum; Horn and Brown) and three totally new articles (Horn and Webel; Dearie; Vaughn). Other parts of the syllabus can be confusing as a reading may be listed as NEW, but it is actually just an update from a previous year. Some of these articles have changed, others haven’t. BattleActs has gone through each article in detail and highlighted the significant changes and clarified where there are no changes. We’ve taken out all the guesswork. We also have a special intro article for anyone taking Exam 6 again so you’ll know what to ignore from old study notes.

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Old 07-03-2019, 01:51 PM
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October will be my third attempt at Exam 6. I had a good understanding of most of the material, but I think I failed because I didn't spend enough time on pure memorization (an essential actuarial skill ).

I feel like memorizing the TIA one-page summaries (word by word, formula by formula) would be enough to answer 80% of the exam or more. It has all the keywords that graders are looking for in answers and basic formulas. It's 56 pages (2018 version), which is miniscule compared to the syllabus, and many pages have lots of white space.
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In for this sitting after falling short in the spring. Planning to use CF and source.
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