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Old 05-08-2019, 09:53 AM
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The BA beta was useful.
I'm still trying to collect my feelings on this. It made me really, really good at a lot of things that didn't get tested and I think that led to a false sense of security?

I wasn't thrilled with where I was at going in but I thought I might have had a fighting chance. Then I flipped through the exam and wondered if I had even studied at all.
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I'm still trying to collect my feelings on this. It made me really, really good at a lot of things that didn't get tested and I think that led to a false sense of security?

I wasn't thrilled with where I was at going in but I thought I might have had a fighting chance. Then I flipped through the exam and wondered if I had even studied at all.
The great thing about Battle Acts is that it gives you a game plan by teaching the absolute necessities 1st and foremost. This was my second sitting and the syllabus is still overwhelming. I went through BA's top 12 readings a BUNCH of times. I probably wouldn't have if not for the beta b/c I'm bad about trying to learn everything instead of MASTERING the necessities. I still tried to learn everything, but the top 12 I knew WELL.

I think paring BA with Casual Fellow will be a popular combo (master BA and fill in blanks with CF). CF explains things well and has good original problems.
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I'm still trying to collect my feelings on this. It made me really, really good at a lot of things that didn't get tested and I think that led to a false sense of security?

I wasn't thrilled with where I was at going in but I thought I might have had a fighting chance. Then I flipped through the exam and wondered if I had even studied at all.
There were definitely questions on things that BA states aren't tested often, enough of them that I was surprised. But I at least recognized everything that was asked which I can't say is always true of my exam sittings.
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Is there any source material worth reading more compared to the rest? I plan on purchasing TIA, but I am waiting for exam 5 results so I thought I could casually read something in my spare time to get a head start without spending any money.
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Is there any source material worth reading more compared to the rest? I plan on purchasing TIA, but I am waiting for exam 5 results so I thought I could casually read something in my spare time to get a head start without spending any money.
Read COPLFR. It's long and boring, but you are guaranteed multiple questions on the exam. You're going to have to read it several times so you might as well start early.

Otherwise, you can start on Odomorik and focus on Ch 6-9 and 14-15 to get started.
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Read COPLFR. It's long and boring, but you are guaranteed multiple questions on the exam. You're going to have to read it several times so you might as well start early.

Otherwise, you can start on Odomorik and focus on Ch 6-9 and 14-15 to get started.
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For sure COPLFR is the one to tackle since the manual is just straight regurgitation of the text and you are guaranteed to get a handful (3+) questions each sitting on it.

Have fun, I hope I never have to see that paper ever again (Fingers Crossed)
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I'm still trying to collect my feelings on this. It made me really, really good at a lot of things that didn't get tested and I think that led to a false sense of security?

I wasn't thrilled with where I was at going in but I thought I might have had a fighting chance. Then I flipped through the exam and wondered if I had even studied at all.
That's the thing about BA. It's NOT DESIGNED to teach the entire syllabus. It's pretty much stated that 85% of questions come from (I can't remember where it was 12 or 18 topics or something like that). So, if you just work to master those 12-18 topics, you will know more than enough to pass. But there is still 15% of the questions you just let go. Because they come from about 60 different readings. You'd have to master all of it to know them. It's not that they are not tested EVER, but so infrequently that it is not the best use of time to try to learn them unless you've mastered the stuff with a very high probability of being asked. Then there are things you will have learned that don't get asked, too. But there was a higher probability they would. And if you don't pass, there's a better chance that subject will come up next exam than the other stuff. You just have to realize you won't know everything. But the stuff you are pretty certain is going to be asked, you have to know it cold.
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Well. Here.

Still bitter about BattleActs. A lot of things that were brushed off showed up and it was worth too many points to overcome what little I did actually know. Not sure what I'm going to use next time around.
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Read COPLFR. It's long and boring, but you are guaranteed multiple questions on the exam. You're going to have to read it several times so you might as well start early.

Otherwise, you can start on Odomorik and focus on Ch 6-9 and 14-15 to get started.
so hard. I feel like 6-9 are underrated too because they set the intuition for where stuff gets sorted later in the readings.
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