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Old 05-16-2018, 08:09 PM
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Anyone selling an ASM manual?
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man. it's crunch time. not as far along as I want to be, but regretting it isn't going to make a difference now.
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You can pull it all together by exam time. I felt like I was going to fail MFE a few days before the exam, and it all came together for me between then and the exam. The added pressure will help you concentrate..
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This is the time where I have to finally learn the things I've been avoiding. I was in the same boat of MFE and got a 7.
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This is the time where I have to finally learn the things I've been avoiding. I was in the same boat of MFE and got a 7.
lol i know that feeling. and there are a LOT of those sort of topics on C. word of advice from experience - don't skip the semi-parametric credibility formulas. yes they're disgusting but you'll thank me later.
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man. it's crunch time. not as far along as I want to be, but regretting it isn't going to make a difference now.
I totally feel ya. On the one hand, I'm happy that my win rate on ASM problems is a solid 70-80% on the first attempt. On the other hand, I still have 30 lessons to get through.
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I feel like I have a decent overall grasp of the material, but the finer points aren't really there yet. There's still a good amount of time to iron out the wrinkles, though.
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I totally feel ya. On the one hand, I'm happy that my win rate on ASM problems is a solid 70-80% on the first attempt. On the other hand, I still have 30 lessons to get through.
Do any other Seinfeld fans in this thread appreciate having Art Vandelay and Master of his domain in the same thread?
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Do any other Seinfeld fans in this thread appreciate having Art Vandelay and Master of his domain in the same thread?
As long as the exam doesn't end up like the summer of George!
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You should memorize the conjugate priors unless you want to derive them all on the fly.
Ugh, this is by far the muddiest topic for me. I surprised myself by blasting through most of the manual but I've been slogging through credibility and it's been awful.

I feel like my understanding of what's even going on with this topic is around like 25% and I just kind of did the problems over and over again until I was able to come up with "steps" that work for me with most of the problems without me actually understanding what I'm doing. Now that I'm looking at the list of conjugate priors, I'm not even sure what I should be memorizing.

Also, I've finally hit the point where I'm starting to forget the material at the beginning of the manual. One of the major flaws of these later exams, IMO, is that we're expected to know too much material. MLC was a nightmare because of this.

Luckily, I'm almost to the point where I'll be doing exams so the "forgotten" information should come back fairly easily.
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