Actuarial Outpost
 
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Exams - Please Limit Discussion to Exam-Related Topics > CAS > CAS Exams > Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions

Salary Surveys
Property & Casualty, Life, Health & Pension

Health Actuary Jobs
Insurance & Consulting jobs for Students, Associates & Fellows

Actuarial Recruitment
Visit DW Simpson's website for more info.
www.dwsimpson.com/about

Casualty Jobs
Property & Casualty jobs for Students, Associates & Fellows


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #31  
Old 03-03-2017, 11:41 AM
NattyMo's Avatar
NattyMo NattyMo is offline
Member
Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 606
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MightySchoop View Post
There used to be a poster on here using the screen name "Lucy," and the Peanuts character as an avatar. All her posts now appear as "guest." I will not speculate on whether the same poster is using a new name.

Publicly speculating on alts and real identities is a no-no here, and the response to something that could be taken as such (humorously) is "have fun being banned."
Ha! You learn something new every day. It's like the AO deep cuts or something...

My R wasn't N'ed, cuz Desi Arnaz used to say that to Lucille Ball on their show.

__________________
Favorite Quote(s):

Spoiler:


“Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.”

“Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.”

“There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.”

“A desire not to butt into other people's business is at least eighty percent of all human 'wisdom'...and the other twenty percent isn't very important.”

“Belief gets in the way of learning.”

“The first principle of freedom is the right to go to hell in your own handbasket.”

“Does history record any case in which the majority was right?”

Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 03-03-2017, 02:03 PM
Vorian Atreides's Avatar
Vorian Atreides Vorian Atreides is offline
Wiki/Note Contributor
CAS
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: As far as 3 cups of sugar will take you
Studying for ACAS
College: Hard Knocks
Favorite beer: Most German dark lagers
Posts: 66,535
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NattyMo View Post
Ha! You learn something new every day. It's like the AO deep cuts or something...

My R wasn't N'ed, cuz Desi Arnaz used to say that to Lucille Ball on their show.

I got your reference . . . In fact I was reading it with a Puerto Rican accent.
__________________
I find your lack of faith disturbing

Why should I worry about dying? It’s not going to happen in my lifetime!


Freedom of speech is not a license to discourtesy

#BLACKMATTERLIVES
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 03-03-2017, 03:10 PM
NattyMo's Avatar
NattyMo NattyMo is offline
Member
Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 606
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vorian Atreides View Post
I got your reference . . . In fact I was reading it with a Puerto Rican accent.
I was typing it with a Cuban accent... aww yeah.
__________________
Favorite Quote(s):

Spoiler:


“Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.”

“Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.”

“There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.”

“A desire not to butt into other people's business is at least eighty percent of all human 'wisdom'...and the other twenty percent isn't very important.”

“Belief gets in the way of learning.”

“The first principle of freedom is the right to go to hell in your own handbasket.”

“Does history record any case in which the majority was right?”

Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 03-03-2017, 04:29 PM
x_chuck_x x_chuck_x is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southeastern USA
Studying for 6
College: South Alabama(BS)/Jacksonville State (MBA)
Posts: 1,174
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bob Cooter View Post
Wouldn't suggest a highlighter

My testing center provides snacks, coffee, & water. It's great.
I don't use one. Someone posted about using it to highlight parts of the exam. Since they were having it mailed (SASE) no one at CAS would ever see the highlighted portions, but it would help them in taking the test. I've never had time for that in the 3 previous attempts. I run out of time as it is.
__________________
1 FM 3F 3L 4 5 VEE (ec) VEE (fin) VEE (st)
Online Course 1
Online Course 2
COP

6
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 03-30-2017, 11:26 AM
kadsura kadsura is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Studying for the heck of it
Posts: 935
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bob Cooter View Post
I've been told by graders that the darkest scan setting is used, so your writing appears thicker and darker than it actually was. Pencil should be fine if that's your concern.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marcie View Post

The contrast setting the CAS office uses makes it seem like almost everyone uses a Sharpie to write their exams.
Good to know. You learn something everyday
__________________
1 2 3 4 S 5 6 7 8! 9 V V O O C
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 03-30-2017, 11:29 AM
kadsura kadsura is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Studying for the heck of it
Posts: 935
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ActuarySudent4213543 View Post
Does anyone use erasable pens for the exams?

If so is there a good brand I could get?

In general I know erasable pens have historically been awful but I wasn't sure if the technology has improved over the passed couple of years.

And please don't tell me to use regular pens and "just cross out your mistakes." I find my space limited and when I have to cross something out now everything is on a different line than I intended and I confuse myself and make more mistakes.
A friend of mine works at a certain large Japanese corporate, and many people there uses erasible pens. I don't remember the brand name now, but Target carries it. Only Target, and some Japanese grocery stores.

If you do a search on target.com it may pop up.

From what I could tell, she liked her pens. Other people there too.
__________________
1 2 3 4 S 5 6 7 8! 9 V V O O C
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 03-30-2017, 11:32 AM
NormalDan's Avatar
NormalDan NormalDan is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: NJ
Posts: 9,550
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MightySchoop View Post
There used to be a poster on here using the screen name "Lucy," and the Peanuts character as an avatar. All her posts now appear as "guest." I will not speculate on whether the same poster is using a new name.

Publicly speculating on alts and real identities is a no-no here, and the response to something that could be taken as such (humorously) is "have fun being banned."
Thank you for explaining this! Happened to me and I had no idea what was going on .....
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 03-30-2017, 11:40 AM
Turd Ferguson's Avatar
Turd Ferguson Turd Ferguson is offline
It's a funny name.
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 5,563
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kadsura View Post
A friend of mine works at a certain large Japanese corporate, and many people there uses erasible pens. I don't remember the brand name now, but Target carries it. Only Target, and some Japanese grocery stores.

If you do a search on target.com it may pop up.

From what I could tell, she liked her pens. Other people there too.
http://pilotpen.us/brands/frixion/

just be careful. if you put something hot on your paper (like a coffee mug), the ink will disappear
__________________
Suck it, Trebek
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 03-31-2017, 04:27 PM
kadsura kadsura is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Studying for the heck of it
Posts: 935
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Turd Ferguson View Post
http://pilotpen.us/brands/frixion/

just be careful. if you put something hot on your paper (like a coffee mug), the ink will disappear
Yes, that looks like the pen.

Does the ink reappear when you pour cold water on it? (like in a spy movie)
__________________
1 2 3 4 S 5 6 7 8! 9 V V O O C
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 07-02-2019, 11:20 AM
cmmh1990 cmmh1990 is offline
SOA AAA
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Saint Louis
Studying for ILALP
College: Maryville University
Favorite beer: Cathedral Square's 'Holy Moly'
Posts: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Turd Ferguson View Post
http://pilotpen.us/brands/frixion/

just be careful. if you put something hot on your paper (like a coffee mug), the ink will disappear
Yes, wish I would have read this before deciding to use erasable pens for the exam.

Left notes in the car; they were in Pilot Frixion; the ink disappeared. (Random haiku. Felt cute.)

I'm sure they don't leave the completed exams out in the sun, but it's just one more thing to worry about. I'm going back to using pencil for my next sitting.
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 04:16 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 0.45886 seconds with 9 queries