Actuarial Outpost
 
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Exams - Please Limit Discussion to Exam-Related Topics > SoA/CAS Preliminary Exams > Short-Term Actuarial Math
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions


Short-Term Actuarial Math Old Exam C Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #51  
Old 02-07-2019, 09:50 PM
SirActSci's Avatar
SirActSci SirActSci is offline
Member
CAS SOA Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 93
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gandalf View Post
Yes. But I was focusing on the limits of the expression. The form does have to be right (as it is here).

So if it said (for example) that p(k) = ap(k-1)^2 + b, k=1,2,3,... that would not be (a,b,0) even though all the relationships would have the same form and the limits are OK. The form of the relationship would be wrong.
Ahhhhhh.... yes yes

Thanks Gandalf, this helps
__________________
P FM MFE STAM LTAM PA
VEEs
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 02-08-2019, 04:34 PM
jonniemarko jonniemarko is offline
SOA
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
College: Baruch College, 2017; Auburn University, 2008
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BelayMeMaybe View Post
What an empty thread! There's alread nearly as many posts in the June 2019 thread. Just not a popular sitting I guess. Exam opens on Wednesday but I'm not writing until 2/14 (just another reason to dislike Valentine's day).

This is my second attempt, scored a 5 on the October sitting when my EL was a 4.5... Now at EL 6 and feeling more prepared and confident. How's everyone else feeling?
I'm feeling pretty confident on this one: in a much better position than any of the previous exams at this time. I'm at a 5.7 EL right now, though my most recent exam at that level was not so great. That was one of the first ones where I got a lot of the questions wrong even though I felt confident answering them. There's a lot more work to do, but between now and the 14th, I think we can handle it.

I will note that once you get to a certain level, it seems the questions take a lot longer to answer and they become a lot more subtle in what they're looking for. Is that everyone else's experience?
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 02-09-2019, 09:58 AM
SirActSci's Avatar
SirActSci SirActSci is offline
Member
CAS SOA Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 93
Default Not Many persons did this exam it seems

__________________
P FM MFE STAM LTAM PA
VEEs
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 02-09-2019, 07:40 PM
LRoss716 LRoss716 is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Studying for Exam C
Posts: 98
Default

Anyone willing to PM me CA login, I just need 48 hour access.
__________________
VEE
P FM MFE MLC STAM PA
FAP: 1 2 3 4 IA 6 7 FA
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 02-09-2019, 10:15 PM
BelayMeMaybe BelayMeMaybe is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
College: University of Louisville Alumni
Posts: 36
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SirActSci View Post
Did you sit it already? Not feeling great?
__________________
P FM MFE STAM LTAM
Actuarial Job
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 02-10-2019, 10:49 AM
alittlelife alittlelife is offline
CAS SOA
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LRoss716 View Post
Anyone willing to PM me CA login, I just need 48 hour access.
You should email them - they'll probably give you a lower rate than what is offered for the 7 day access. They've been really easy to work with in my experience. It would be less than $80 and worth it.
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 02-11-2019, 10:50 AM
BelayMeMaybe BelayMeMaybe is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
College: University of Louisville Alumni
Posts: 36
Default

Woooo!

Just raised my EL from 5.9 to 6.03. Now if I can just do that 8 more times before Thursday...
__________________
P FM MFE STAM LTAM
Actuarial Job

Last edited by BelayMeMaybe; 02-11-2019 at 10:52 AM.. Reason: Am bad at mafs.
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 02-11-2019, 09:43 PM
SirActSci's Avatar
SirActSci SirActSci is offline
Member
CAS SOA Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 93
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BelayMeMaybe View Post
Woooo!

Just raised my EL from 5.9 to 6.03. Now if I can just do that 8 more times before Thursday...
This paper/pencil life hard
__________________
P FM MFE STAM LTAM PA
VEEs
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 02-11-2019, 10:55 PM
avocado avocado is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 60
Default

I took the exam today. I think ADAPT prepared me well for the exam (thank you coach Dave and CA team!).
Based on my experience, I'd say focus on exam level 6 and you'll be fine
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 02-11-2019, 11:31 PM
BelayMeMaybe BelayMeMaybe is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
College: University of Louisville Alumni
Posts: 36
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by avocado View Post
I took the exam today. I think ADAPT prepared me well for the exam (thank you coach Dave and CA team!).
Based on my experience, I'd say focus on exam level 6 and you'll be fine
Congrats! Good to hear you feel confident - mind sharing your EL? Sounds like you found the exam itself to be about a 6?
__________________
P FM MFE STAM LTAM
Actuarial Job
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
*PLEASE NOTE: Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not
represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors.
Page generated in 0.30338 seconds with 9 queries