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Old 11-19-2014, 03:40 PM
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I took the P/1 Exam this past summer and did not do well. However, I feel I got a much better idea of how to study and what to expect. I just scheduled to take it again in January (haven't had time to take it any sooner).

I have recently started studying and purchased an ACTEX study manual this time around. Good idea? One of my problems the first time was that I didn't take enough practice exams and wasn't prepared for the time limit.

I'm a sophomore in college so I'm kind of new to all this, so I'm just looking for any other suggestions for studying, general preparation, etc. How big of a deal is it that I didn't pass the first time? Is there anyone who did very poorly on the first time they took the exam (like I did) but then passed the second time after they knew what to expect? Any suggestions/advice is appreciated.

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Use ADAPT for practice exams.
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:44 PM
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I took the P/1 Exam this past summer and did not do well. However, I feel I got a much better idea of how to study and what to expect. I just scheduled to take it again in January (haven't had time to take it any sooner).

I have recently started studying and purchased an ACTEX study manual this time around. Good idea? One of my problems the first time was that I didn't take enough practice exams and wasn't prepared for the time limit.
ACTEX is good for this exam.

For problems, you can use the SoA sample questions and the 4 free TIA exams.

Good luck.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:27 AM
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A week or two of Adapt will definitely be worth it!
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It's more on immersing yourself with the different kinds of problems for this exam and there are many good and free resources for it. =)
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:14 PM
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No need to worry mate. ACTEX is definitely a good way to start, as it contains all (or the vast majority) of the necessary concept you need to master for the exam.

As someone suggested above, when you master the coursework, you need to make sure you expose yourself to as many types of problems as you can. Make sure you also do timed practice exams to simulate the exam environment. ADAPT is a great resource apparently, and thats what I will be using along with my ACTEX for the January sitting.

As a sophomore, I assume you are ready to take an introductory course in probability so I guess that wouldn't be the worst thing either.

Good luck!
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When you know the material enough to feeeeel it and know that you can play around with it and whip up fortitude in a seconds instance then you will know you are ready and the heavens will nod their approval.
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