Actuarial Outpost
 
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Actuarial Discussion Forum > General Actuarial
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions


General Actuarial Non-Specific Actuarial Topics - Before posting a thread, please browse over our other sections to see if there is a better fit, such as Careers - Employment, Actuarial Science Universities Forum or any of our other 100+ forums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #101  
Old 06-13-2017, 12:18 AM
Marcie's Avatar
Marcie Marcie is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 6,812
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stefanos View Post
This has been a fun thread

But I'm confused: Should we strive to become "efficient at effective learning techniques", or should we follow Roy's earlier advice?



(Taken from https://www.soa.org/News-and-Publica...ngest-fsa.aspx)
You're supposed to have a passionate love for learning about efficient approaches to effective learning techniques. So much passion so as to buy the book.
Reply With Quote
  #102  
Old 06-13-2017, 10:30 AM
Vorian Atreides's Avatar
Vorian Atreides Vorian Atreides is offline
Wiki/Note Contributor
CAS
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hitler's Secret Bunker
Studying for ACAS
College: Hard Knocks
Favorite beer: Sam Adams Cherry Wheat
Posts: 61,046
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stefanos View Post
But I'm confused: Should we strive to become "efficient at effective learning techniques", or should we follow Roy's earlier advice?
How are the two contradictory? He's viewing "efficiency" as either doing the same "work" in less time or getting more out of the same time spent.
__________________
I find your lack of faith disturbing

Why should I worry about dying? Itís not going to happen in my lifetime!


Freedom of speech is not a license to discourtesy

#BLACKMATTERLIVES
Reply With Quote
  #103  
Old 06-13-2017, 12:24 PM
Marcie's Avatar
Marcie Marcie is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 6,812
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vorian Atreides View Post
How are the two contradictory? He's viewing "efficiency" as either doing the same "work" in less time or getting more out of the same time spent.
His earlier advice was to "embrace a love for learning" and "de-emphasize the time spent." That is an apparent contradiction to an emphasis on efficiency, Mr Dune.
Reply With Quote
  #104  
Old 06-13-2017, 01:11 PM
campbell's Avatar
campbell campbell is offline
Mary Pat Campbell
SOA AAA
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: NY
Studying for duolingo and coursera
Favorite beer: Murphy's Irish Stout
Posts: 81,653
Blog Entries: 6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marcie View Post
His earlier advice was to "embrace a love for learning" and "de-emphasize the time spent." That is an apparent contradiction to an emphasis on efficiency, Mr Dune.

The "de-emphasize the time spent" is that one does not count the hours of study to measure your progress in learning.

That's how I interpreted, at any rate.

The point of efficiency is not to waste your study time. A lot of people put in their 2 hours (or whatever) per day, without thinking how much progress was actually made.

Whoever did that 10,000 hours book has a lot to answer for.
__________________
It's STUMP

LinkedIn Profile
Reply With Quote
  #105  
Old 06-13-2017, 01:12 PM
Vorian Atreides's Avatar
Vorian Atreides Vorian Atreides is offline
Wiki/Note Contributor
CAS
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hitler's Secret Bunker
Studying for ACAS
College: Hard Knocks
Favorite beer: Sam Adams Cherry Wheat
Posts: 61,046
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marcie View Post
His earlier advice was to "embrace a love for learning" and "de-emphasize the time spent." That is an apparent contradiction to an emphasis on efficiency, Mr Dune.
I think you're confusing me with one of my descendants.
__________________
I find your lack of faith disturbing

Why should I worry about dying? Itís not going to happen in my lifetime!


Freedom of speech is not a license to discourtesy

#BLACKMATTERLIVES
Reply With Quote
  #106  
Old 06-13-2017, 02:18 PM
campbell's Avatar
campbell campbell is offline
Mary Pat Campbell
SOA AAA
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: NY
Studying for duolingo and coursera
Favorite beer: Murphy's Irish Stout
Posts: 81,653
Blog Entries: 6
Default

...but do you have the bull's head?

(sorry, I never read the non-Frank ones)
__________________
It's STUMP

LinkedIn Profile
Reply With Quote
  #107  
Old 06-13-2017, 02:21 PM
Marcie's Avatar
Marcie Marcie is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 6,812
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vorian Atreides View Post
I think you're confusing me with one of my descendants.
That's known to happen, Mr Herbert.
Reply With Quote
  #108  
Old 06-23-2017, 03:29 PM
Vorian Atreides's Avatar
Vorian Atreides Vorian Atreides is offline
Wiki/Note Contributor
CAS
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hitler's Secret Bunker
Studying for ACAS
College: Hard Knocks
Favorite beer: Sam Adams Cherry Wheat
Posts: 61,046
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by campbell View Post
...but do you have the bull's head?

(sorry, I never read the non-Frank ones)
I believe you're also thinking of one of my descendants.


I would suggest the prequels and trilogy covering the Butlerian Jihad . . . they're good and help fill in some of the backstory of key characters in Dune . . . and setting the stage for the most prolific prohibition seen in Frank's books.

Reading the two that (more or less) wrap up the loose ends found at the end of Chapterhouse: Dune isn't too bad, but the other six books are quite a bit better (IMO given that Brian & Kevin had a lot of Frank's notes about the back story.
__________________
I find your lack of faith disturbing

Why should I worry about dying? Itís not going to happen in my lifetime!


Freedom of speech is not a license to discourtesy

#BLACKMATTERLIVES
Reply With Quote
  #109  
Old 06-23-2017, 04:12 PM
Vorian Atreides's Avatar
Vorian Atreides Vorian Atreides is offline
Wiki/Note Contributor
CAS
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hitler's Secret Bunker
Studying for ACAS
College: Hard Knocks
Favorite beer: Sam Adams Cherry Wheat
Posts: 61,046
Default REVIEW UPDATE

Nearly done with Chapter 3 . . . initial assessment is generally positive and I agree with many of the things said.

Critiques of the material are centered around some of the details presented for some of the material.

Greatest area of improvement is basically enhanced examples.

I'll post a bit more details later (hopefully later this weekend).
__________________
I find your lack of faith disturbing

Why should I worry about dying? Itís not going to happen in my lifetime!


Freedom of speech is not a license to discourtesy

#BLACKMATTERLIVES
Reply With Quote
  #110  
Old 06-26-2017, 01:20 PM
renaissoxx renaissoxx is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Atl GA
Posts: 158
Default

Never met a jew named roy. Might be interesting
__________________
True intelligence does not give the right to dictate the truth, it gives the ability to discover it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
$4.99 shipping+handling, :iat:iatp::, as seen on tv!, credibility, shameless plug, uniquely qualified

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
*PLEASE NOTE: Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not
represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors.
Page generated in 0.44361 seconds with 9 queries