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Old 10-28-2016, 11:03 AM
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I can't remotely begin to feel how that's even possible.
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I can't imagine anybody taking 6 along with another exam. I've never studied as much for an exam as I did for 6, and that's the general feeling I get from everybody I talk to
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I can't imagine anybody taking 6 along with another exam. I've never studied as much for an exam as I did for 6, and that's the general feeling I get from everybody I talk to
Even considering the fact that I already studied intensively for 5, so basically I will just need to do some revision/ touch ups on that?
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Even considering the fact that I already studied intensively for 5, so basically I will just need to do some revision/ touch ups on that?
How little are you planning on studying for 5? If you only do 1 PE for 5 per and study the other 6 days for exam 6, it could be doable, but I don't recommend it. The last 3 weeks for 6 I was studying over 5 hours/day, just because there is so much stuff that you need to memorize. Feel like taking a day completely off of it would be hard to do, but if you started studying for both now it improves the chances of being able to do it for sure.
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I don't think you'll be able to retain the material for 5 and 6, no matter how well you know 5. 6 will overpower you and make you crawl back to 5
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I dread joining this thread 2 months down the road.
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Even considering the fact that I already studied intensively for 5, so basically I will just need to do some revision/ touch ups on that?
There aren't that many calculation-type questions on this syllabus. It is roughly 1300 pages of details....details....details....details. It is comparable to opening up an encyclopedia and trying to memorize it.
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Yup. This exam is absolutely memorization of lists and other qualitative crap. I studied about 80 hours in the 4.5 days leading up to the exam and crammed everything I could. i pulled an all nighter the night of the exam and began studying around 7am the morning before and still forgot a lot of stuff on the exam. E.g., on Exam 5 remember the ULAE methods, particularly the ULAE counts methods? Imagine having that but on 4 different topics. Then add the complement of credibility stuff in terms of all the different types, the ins-and-outs, the pros and cons of each, etc. but x3. Then the individual risk stuff x3. That's like 6.
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I agree with everyone else that you shouldn't double up next sitting, but if you really want to, why not double up with 5&7? I haven't taken 7, but I've heard it's a lot less material than 6 (which I just took, and I can't imagine taking alongside another exam), plus it could allow you to get FCAS sooner since both 7 and 9 are spring only
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I am in for the spring sitting
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