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Old 10-13-2018, 09:59 AM
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Been sick so I don't feel like doing any in depth writeups. Just know that I've gotten ~54/90 on 4 straight Mahler exams and hate everything.

How's everyone else doing?
I was able to get 30 correct on Mahler SE#5, got two incorrect and left the rest blank so 59 points total. First time I got above 54 points and first time I got 30 correct so it seems to be trending in the right direction.

I'm going to do #6 tomorrow and probably 3-4 more before exam day then review formulas for a couple days before the exam.
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I was able to get 30 correct on Mahler SE#5, got two incorrect and left the rest blank so 59 points total. First time I got above 54 points and first time I got 30 correct so it seems to be trending in the right direction.

I'm going to do #6 tomorrow and probably 3-4 more before exam day then review formulas for a couple days before the exam.
Nice! What are your thoughts on leaving so many blank? Honestly there's like 10 questions on each Mahler exam that I have no idea what's going on and have no desire to learn what's going on in them.
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Does anyone here think the Spring 2018 exam is indicative of the difficulty we should expect on the exam? Or might it have been a little easier because it was the first sitting of MAS-I?
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Does anyone here think the Spring 2018 exam is indicative of the difficulty we should expect on the exam? Or might it have been a little easier because it was the first sitting of MAS-I?
The pass rate was 45% which is around what 3L was and significantly lower than the last sittings of S. I expect it'll be around the same difficulty, if anything maybe slightly easier?
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Nice! What are your thoughts on leaving so many blank? Honestly there's like 10 questions on each Mahler exam that I have no idea what's going on and have no desire to learn what's going on in them.
I review all my misses and re-do them 3-5 days later, so I'm learning them as I go. Generally, I've found Mahler's exam to have far more obscure topics than the actual test, at least that's how they were for C. There were always 5-7 problems on his exams for C that I just had no idea how to do.

I don't mind leaving so many blank right now but I may start strategically guessing soon to get a more realistic idea of how I would perform on the test, although I doubt I'm going to blindly guess on too many with the guessing adjustment if I feel the exam is going generally well.
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The pass rate was 45% which is around what 3L was and significantly lower than the last sittings of S. I expect it'll be around the same difficulty, if anything maybe slightly easier?
Agreed. It was on par with the pass rates for 3L and was actually significantly lower than even the past few sittings of S in addition to the last one like you said.

Only thing I'm really worried about are the question on the new statistical methods as there aren't many practice problems out there on the new stuff, and I don't have a copy of the source text.
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