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Old 01-10-2018, 06:18 PM
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Default ASM Practice Problems VS ADAPT

I have both the ASM Manual and ADAPT.

I realize the ASM manual is crap for explaining the material. Are the problems worth doing or should I just stick with ADAPT problems?

I am realizing 2 weeks into studying for MFE that the key is to just know how to apply the formulas really, really well forward and backward. Is this a fair assessment?

For those who have done the ASM problems, and ADAPT, how do they compare to the real exam?
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Ren_St View Post
I have both the ASM Manual and ADAPT.

For those who have done the ASM problems, and ADAPT, how do they compare to the real exam?
Personally, I like learning from ASM. I complete several end of the chapter exercises while trudging through material and those help for sure. Then I switch to Adapt, which overall is excellent. The ASM practice exams should only be done if you have extra time to kill like I did. The bad part is it's harder to ask questions.

For style, I strongly suggest you do these problems:

I didn't realize that the sample SOA questions I used to prepare were different than the link above. There were many questions here that had the same style as the real exam.
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