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Old 11-16-2018, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Lorenzo Von Matterhorn View Post
This is the main issue here. I won't sit here and tell you to find a new line of work - I failed my first exam and have been doing just fine since.

Not only is 2 months short, but 2 months "off and on" is barely scratching the surface. Sure, there are some people who don't need to hit the books too hard for the first exam, but I know I studied hard prior to passing my first exam. I think I took about 3 months of consistent studying before feeling comfortable.

Everyone is different with these things. But I would venture to guess that you need to really buckle down and make studying a priority rather than something you do off and on. If you cant study consistently for months at a time, then I agree with prior posts - find a new line of work.
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by itGetsBetter View Post
2 months seems kind of short. A rule of thumb is 100 quality study hours per hour of exam.
Agree with that, but would include some portion of college classes on the topic, so it's hard to measure for P.

If your college classes are directly on point with the exam materials, you really should be able to pass with 20-40 total hours (or even less for some people) devoted to just exam prep. If your college classes have some gaps relative to the exam topics, then much higher of course.
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You need difficult, challenging study materials that do not coddle you, the way most educators do nowadays. I offer those.
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Old 11-17-2018, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by krzysio View Post
You need difficult, challenging study materials that do not coddle you, the way most educators do nowadays. I offer those.
I felt the same way when making my video course. I probably would have liked your manual when I was studying for P.
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Evan_Actuarial View Post
I am struggling with the times soa exam p module the soa offers.... I cannot seem to score above a 14 on any one practice test and they are tricky in my opinion. Any thoughts of advice? Should I just keep drilling the problems until I become more comfortable I;ve been studying on and off for around 2 months. I have a lot of experience with probability classes in general.. However, on practice tests I struggle for some reason....
OP - how's it going? what did you decide to do?
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