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Just wanted to pop in and say that I'm loving ADAPT so far after using it for just 3 days.

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I actually spent more time preparing for the first attempt than the second, since I remembered a lot of material from the first time around and just needed a quick review before spending a bunch of time on ADAPT. I didn't keep track of hours, but I want to say it was about 2.5 months studying for the first attempt, and 1.5 months on the second.
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do you get ADAPT when you purchase the following?
I bought it but have not logged in online yet. http://www.actuarialbookstore.com/ ASM/Coaching Actuaries DELUXE ELECTRONIC Study Manual for MFE/ CAS 3F  180 Day Access [Electronic/ NO RETURNS] includes printed copy of latest ASM manual NEW EDITION
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This page gives you what's included with each Coaching Actuaries product.
http://www.coachingactuaries.com/Exa...Economics.aspx 
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A couple of questions:
1) On average, I encounter about 2  3 theoretical problems in ADAPT exams. Do we have that many theoretical problems in the actual exam? What do you guys think to be the best ways to deal with theoretical problems? 2) Some of the problems very algebraintense. How likely will these problems appear in the actual exam? Many of these problems are quite straightforward, but solving the algebra is the timeconsuming part. 3) I heard that the actual thing is close to ADAPT level 4  6. When people ADAPT level 4  6, do they mean earned level or the difficulty level of the problems? 
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2) Yes there are algebra heavy problems on all the prelims....I usually explain to people that the actuarial exams are algebra tests. 3) I would say more along the lines of a 67
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I have a bad habit with Adapt I can't seem to break. I start an exam and bail out after not coming up with a few answers or not understanding what the wording of a problem is asking for. I end up just going over the problems, trying then out then seeing if my answer is correct. I know I need the discipline to stay on one exam for 3 hours but knowing the answer (that I don't have) is only a couple clicks away is far too tempting.
Got through one test but can't get much higher than a 3.0. Every problem I got wrong on that test was because of stupid calc. mistakes or not taking the time to read the problem correctly. It's very frustrating. I doubt I'll have any kind of score before the exam next week. Cranked it up to between 6 and 8 just for the fun of it. First problem required the derivative of a gap call option  and it was an SOA problem! If that was representative of what it will be like on the real test I'm totally screwed. 
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