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Old 10-12-2017, 04:00 AM
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Yes very thorough plan, but if I run into a long work day I'm likely to only get through my lecture and first pass problems. (; So I have good intentions - but it's not always practical.

From those you talked to who passed, did they say if any topic was more important than others as far as knowing the first principles really well?
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Cool my plan as of now

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I've just begun, but I'm trying the following tactics:

Regular study session:
1) Listen to the assigned TIA lecture and make sure I can do all the in lecture examples and exercises without referring to the solution.
2) Review notes from yesterday's assigned lecture and complete and correct the TIA assigned first pass questions for yesterday's lecture.
3) If finished a section (example: TIA A1) make concise study pack notes. These notes contain the information I think I'll need to refer to while doing practice questions. I revise these as I encounter problems that require more information.
4) Complete and correct a 5 question cumulative quiz randomized from all prior material. I make sure I really understand the solutions and where I messed up.

Every weekend:
1) Review notes and retry missed TIA problems from the week.
2) Take a 10 question Adapt quiz (just using level 1-5 for now) on all material covered so far. I make sure I really understand the solutions and where I messed up.
I did TIA and all first pass problems. Then I started ASM and am in lesson 41/64. I'm completing 100% of ASM exercises. Afterwards, then I plan to use CA review videos and rewatch TIA/CA videos when necessary, but review over and over after identifying which topics I need to review most by which topics I miss on ADAPT. So basically just start ADAPT PE everyday. Print out all missed questions and review the stack before each next PE along with going over any ASM/TIA lessons where I lack strength and understanding

Planning on passing this beast in Feb
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There's 2 more sittings. Feb and June
Only February counts in terms of getting ASA before the deadline. June counts as transition credit for the new exam, but NOT for getting the ASA before the transition.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:09 AM
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Didn't pass yesterday, so it looks like I will be joining you guys in Feb.

Thinking about just doing ADAPT quizzes for the next month and a half to really nail down the topics, all the while re-watching some TIA videos to review the first principles for problems I get stuck on. Going to then take a break for the holidays and come back in January to go hard on PEs until exam day. Sounds simple, but I think I may need to put together a schedule so I actually stick to this...
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There's 2 more sittings. Feb and June
On the SOA website about transition timing, it says that the final sitting to take exam C is February 2018. I think the July sitting will be the new syllabus.

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Only February counts in terms of getting ASA before the deadline. June counts as transition credit for the new exam, but NOT for getting the ASA before the transition.
See if I'm clear on this now...

So this means that in June, the content will still be Exam C? But it will just give you credit under the new system for STAM?

And the Feb 2018 is the last time to write C if you want to get your ASA before the change?
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See if I'm clear on this now...

So this means that in June, the content will still be Exam C? But it will just give you credit under the new system for STAM?

And the Feb 2018 is the last time to write C if you want to get your ASA before the change?
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i passed and just to give a minor pointer. If the study manual/prof says this material is unlikely to be tested and that you can skip along, or if the formula looks hideous and you just can't memorize it, memorize it still. I actually had three questions on those and it was an easy plug and solve, but you needed to know the formulas.
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i passed and just to give a minor pointer. If the study manual/prof says this material is unlikely to be tested and that you can skip along, or if the formula looks hideous and you just can't memorize it, memorize it still. I actually had three questions on those and it was an easy plug and solve, but you needed to know the formulas.
Can you give any more specific examples from ASM please?
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Can you give any more specific examples from ASM please?
Some rare topics are the normal/normal conjugate priors, Var(TVar), polar method, Box Mueller method and a few others.
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