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Old 09-13-2017, 04:49 PM
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For those of you taking PE (specifically for ADAPT), what is your philosophy on guessing? If you don't know, do you leave them blank? Or do you guess and hope to get lucky with a few? I read that it's probably better not to guess as it forces you to learn the stuff that you don't know, while guessing and getting luck will give a false sense of security. What are your thoughts?
When I practice with PE, I don't guess any question, because my knowledge would be biaised. Like this, I know what is my real progression. I only guess in the real exam and hope I am lucky!
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:22 PM
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Personally I'm just wondering which formula sheet I should start memorizing?
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Variances with these methods are talked about in the end of C.3.3 plus the exercises at the end of the lesson. I don't think it's something that would be heavily tested, but having 1 question on it wouldn't be shocking.
Sounds good, I'll re-watch that. Thanks Dave!
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:40 PM
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Personally I'm just wondering which formula sheet I should start memorizing?
I just printed off the Coaching Actuaries formula sheet last night and it looks complete. I'll probably just use that.
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Just wondering if everyone is on track to study "350" hours. I've only done about 150 so far and am 90% through the material.

My usual philosophy is 'work smarter, not harder' so i'm curious if that will fly with this exam...
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:54 AM
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Took Mahler PE 4 and got killed. I was doing decently well on the other 3 but this one was just difficult and long. I think I spent around 20 mins on one problem and then just ended up using the table mode on the calculator to get the answer.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:36 AM
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The exam will contain 35 questions and getting 25 answers correct should be safe passing it, right? Thank you.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:26 PM
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Just wondering if everyone is on track to study "350" hours. I've only done about 150 so far and am 90% through the material.

My usual philosophy is 'work smarter, not harder' so i'm curious if that will fly with this exam...
Hell no! I've done about 90 study hours
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:46 PM
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Do you guys think the video lessons on ADAPT are more helpful than reading the ASM? Debating if i should get it or not.
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Do you guys think the video lessons on ADAPT are more helpful than reading the ASM? Debating if i should get it or not.
If you mean the Coaching Actuaries video lessons, I don't think I would have gotten through the manual as quickly as I did if I hadn't purchased the video lessons. I think they compliment each other well, but if you're pressed for time, definitely consider them.
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