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Old 07-10-2018, 11:21 AM
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2 exams at the same time? nice.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:10 PM
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It's been a while, but doubled up twice on pre-lims. Both times passed one, failed the other. It's a miserable route and that was for the pre-lims (pre-Blooms).
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by manaknight14 View Post
I successfully doubled up on studying for exams once, but the circumstances were a bit different than what you're considering. In my case:
  1. They were prelims, so the material and format were easier than uppers.
  2. The test dates were staggered by more than a month, not less than a week apart like the CAS exam schedule.
  3. (imo the most significant difference) One of my two exams was a reattempt, so I was only learning one exam's worth of "new" material.
In contrast, you are talking about taking two new-to-you exams in the same week, at least one of which will not be multiple choice. I would advise against this to anyone other than a very very strong student who has a specific need to finish by a certain date (e.g. expecting a child to be born after the next exam sitting). Even in that case, I would carefully target which exam sitting to double up in in order to pick exams where there is at least some degree of overlap in the syllabi. An example would be doubling up MAS-I with 8, since both have significant coverage of GLMs. You're up against Exam 6, which is a clusterf*** of rote memorization that doesn't overlap with anything other than one topic that requires knowing how to read Schedule P from Exam 5.

TL;DR: Don't do it, but I thought you might want to hear from somebody with some actual experience doubling up.
Thanks for the input; I really appreciate it.
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