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Old 12-26-2010, 04:44 PM
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I just finished chapter 7 I am going to skip the last part about this is probably going to haunt me, but hopefully I will have time to get back to it.
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Good job! I finished 9 yesterday! I'm going to review sections 3-9 today... then read through 10. I'll start problems for 10 tomorrow.

The stuff from: , I noticed going through the problems, is helpful in manipulating equations algebraically. Actually, really helpful! Most problems dwindled to some non-calculus derived solution (which I definitely prefer).

But that's just my opinion.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:50 PM
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ok...my break is over on Jan 1st after passing FM in August and that is when i resume studying(ch5 archMLC). i have a 4th edition ASM and YufengGuos Arch MLC (2007) and a BA II plus professional. i know,..my books are outdated,...,but thankfully the material isnt much different from the present editions. i have wasted enough time already, and this blog just makes me feel more "behind time"...hopefully i'll finish the material by January end and have a 2-month question bombardment, then take "things" easy for a month before the exam.
Anyway this is just to say hi to everyone on this thread and success to us all!!!
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I am only on section 8 and I already fell somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of formulas and equations.

I don't remember feeling like this for FM... Anyone else feel the same way? Any one have any tips or suggestions?? How much of the formula memorizing is actually that important?

I am already worried about "How the hell am I going to remember all this stuff when I get to section 40 or 50...."

Will the large amount of problems drill what I need to know into my head?? Regardless of the actual amount of time I take to sit down and memorize formulas?? At times, I feel a little lost on the deeper concept/theory of it and just see a million new formulas thrown at me...

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I am only on section 8 and I already fell somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of formulas and equations.

I don't remember feeling like this for FM... Anyone else feel the same way? Any one have any tips or suggestions?? How much of the formula memorizing is actually that important?

I am already worried about "How the hell am I going to remember all this stuff when I get to section 40 or 50...."

Will the large amount of problems drill what I need to know into my head?? Regardless of the actual amount of time I take to sit down and memorize formulas?? At times, I feel a little lost on the deeper concept/theory of it and just see a million new formulas thrown at me...

uughhh
Just keep swimming...

The formulas will generally build upon themselves and as you get through the lessons you will start to identify the important formulas to know.

But yeah, it's a lot of material.
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:10 PM
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Lesson 8 is a tough one. It is long and is full of formulas. It wears most people down so don't be too disappointed. Use short study sessions if possible. They seem to be more effective (at least for me).
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I am only on section 8 and I already fell somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of formulas and equations.

I don't remember feeling like this for FM... Anyone else feel the same way? Any one have any tips or suggestions?? How much of the formula memorizing is actually that important?

I am already worried about "How the hell am I going to remember all this stuff when I get to section 40 or 50...."
Will the large amount of problems drill what I need to know into my head?? Regardless of the actual amount of time I take to sit down and memorize formulas?? At times, I feel a little lost on the deeper concept/theory of it and just see a million new formulas thrown at me...

uughhh
The bolded seems more appropriate for C. For MLC, you'll be fine. You'll come across Ch. 8 topics later on anyways.

Ch. 8 was hell. I felt the same way going through it. But once you get past that hump, things go pretty smoothly through the insurance, annuities, premium, and reserves sections. Actually, reserves seemed to get kind of hard, then multiple lives and multiple decrements were easier.
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You sound way too excited about studying for 7.

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In the end if you study well and work lots of problems the formulas won't be overwhelming for MLC. I think a lot of them make sense conceptually and in the end I only needed to look over maybe 5-10 formulas the night before the exam.
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Just bought TIA's seminar. Will start studying on Monday.

Happy new year everyone!
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Ordered ASM today. I'm going to just assume I passed MFE - the alternative would be too devastating.
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Been really slacking on the studying front lately. I'm actually kind of way behind at this point. Will start up the hardcore studying next week after I find out my MFE result.
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