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Current adapt level is a 9.35. I'm really nervous for this exam. It's my 3rd time taking it and I'm wigging out.
I think I'll try Mahler and the SOA samples problems to see how I do.
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Although I've heard others say their exam was about a 5.
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There are countless difficult problems that don't take much time to solve once you understand the wrinkle. For instance if you look at question CT0172 on Coaching Actuaries (I can't find the equivalent in the ASM), you see the difficulty is 10.36. But it's not very long at all. There are a few long calc problems. Abe gives you one with a Generalized Pareto and you must solve for one of the parameters by using Method of Moments 3 times. I usually skip it. If you're concerned about time I suggest you do this. Get a stop watch and time yourself taking problems. Focus on taking your time and getting each step right instead of time. Then see how long it takes you to solve the problem. You'll see that the 6 minutes you're given for most problems is more than enough time. I think the most helpful shortcuts are knowing the variance of a Pareto2 distro, variance of a Gamma, and all of the conjugate priors. Hope that helps.
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Up to 5.83 EL on ADAPT. Feeling pretty good about the material, but I don't know if I will be able to reach an EL of 7 before the exam.

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Keep at it! I was stuck at 5.83 for a few exams, but rocked one last night and increased to 6.52. 11 days left for me, need to finish strong!

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Edit (forgot to finish): @mac805  what level was the exam you took that bumped you to a 6.52?
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The exam that bumped me to 6.52 was for some reason only a 5.4. Not sure how I randomly drew that...
Anyways, scored 29/35 and made 4 dumb mistakes. Feeling pretty good about the material, but I know I won't be sleeping good the next 10 nights. 
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