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Old 01-24-2020, 06:38 PM
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I’m spending today and tomorrow going back through the reserving and ratemaking material and drilling quizzes.
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Finally got to a level 5. Not sure what I want to do for the next two weeks before exam. Certainly at least another 2 practice tests, but how much time for reviewing and how much for more practice??? I know a level 5 is not "I'm surely going to pass" but I think it at least gives me a shot at it.
for my previous exams, i've tried to do a practice exam every second or third day for the last two weeks, with one day to review the questions i missed and sections where i appear week. here's hoping that's enough.

I feel like the practice is necessary because just being organized and mapping out the solutions really does get better with practice. it also helps for memorizing some of the things that aren't on the formula sheet, like variance of random distributions, certain integrals, etc.
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Old 01-30-2020, 10:27 AM
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nobody answered my question before, but does anyone know if the provided supplement (tables, etc) can be searched? if not, i probably need to practice scrolling the distributions for speed.
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Old 01-30-2020, 10:41 AM
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I believe I saw an answer saying that they can't be searched with like Control + F. Even somebody said he memorized on which page are the distributions.

Personally I found that it's easy to memorize some basics, like Pareto E[X^x] or the means and vars of basic ones. Or the average of a beta. Or the most often used discretes. Having said that, after spending some time in the new sections of STAM, I probably forgot most of it, lol.
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I believe I saw an answer saying that they can't be searched with like Control + F. Even somebody said he memorized on which page are the distributions.

Personally I found that it's easy to memorize some basics, like Pareto E[X^x] or the means and vars of basic ones. Or the average of a beta. Or the most often used discretes. Having said that, after spending some time in the new sections of STAM, I probably forgot most of it, lol.
thanks! yea some of the easier stuff i have memorized, but not the limited expectations or value at risks or even most of the CDFs.
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:54 PM
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I think you can only skip to the sections, but not actually search. Like skip to the discrete, normal table, which doesn't help that much I think.
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Old 02-03-2020, 10:19 AM
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finally got to 5.3 in adapt. starting to feel ok? about the sitting. best of luck to everyone!!
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nobody answered my question before, but does anyone know if the provided supplement (tables, etc) can be searched? if not, i probably need to practice scrolling the distributions for speed.
I tried to Ctrl+F on the exam and it very much did not work.
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Old 02-03-2020, 11:27 AM
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For those of you using adapt, how are you studying once you get your EL to around 5? I got mine up right at 5 and now the practice exams I'm taking feel ridiculously harder with a lot of >6.5 questions in them..
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Old 02-03-2020, 11:49 AM
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I tried to Ctrl+F on the exam and it very much did not work.
thanks for the confirmation. i've been studying without use of it, and now i'm glad to be going that route.
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