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Old 11-04-2003, 09:05 PM
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Default Course 3 vs Course 4

I wrote course 3 and course 4 this week and it seemed that course 4 was easier than course 3. I thought the level of difficulties for both exams would be a lot easier this time since those exams were so difficult for the May exams.

Course 4 was reasonable and course 3 was quite hard. I don't know if anyone wrote course 3 and course 4 together this week. If so, please give your comments!
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Old 11-04-2003, 09:14 PM
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Man, 2 exams at the same time! Are you working full time? Course 3 was a living hell for me! I will have to practice more next time.
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Old 11-04-2003, 09:22 PM
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I'm still studying at University and currently taking 5 courses. I'll graduate in 2004 and I hope I can complete 4 exams when I graduate. You're right. There are a lot of materials covered for course 3 and 4 and the time for those exams are pretty close to each other. I wrote both exams this sitting but I don't think I'll pass course 3. I'm not sure about course 4 (course 4 is ok for me). If I don't pass course 4 this time, I'll write 3 and 4 together again next year.
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Old 11-05-2003, 01:53 AM
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I'm still studying at University and currently taking 5 courses. I'll graduate in 2004 and I hope I can complete 4 exams when I graduate. You're right. There are a lot of materials covered for course 3 and 4 and the time for those exams are pretty close to each other. I wrote both exams this sitting but I don't think I'll pass course 3. I'm not sure about course 4 (course 4 is ok for me). If I don't pass course 4 this time, I'll write 3 and 4 together again next year.
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Old 11-05-2003, 10:42 AM
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I took both this sitting and I think I did well. They both seemed harder than the prior exams, but I put in a lot of time and I feel pretty confident. I got blasted on the course 4 forum for mentioning that I felt the exam was easy for me so hopefully I don't offend anyone here.
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Old 11-05-2003, 11:50 AM
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Default Course 4 is relative easy

I took both of them last May. I think C4 is relative easy because most of its content is applied math. For guys good at it, it is no problem. I got 8 by reading through the material without doing any problems at all. For C3, there are more new concepts for me so that it is a lot harder for me. I checked the answers for C3, don't feel good at all.
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Old 11-05-2003, 04:43 PM
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I wrote both, and while i don't regret it, there were some formulas for course 4 i didn't memorize. the concepts for c4 were relatively easy, but I knew i didn't have time to memeorize all those formulas, so I just tried to memorize the most important ones. I thought it was easy, but without those formulas, I think I would be lucky to pass, but I don't think it is impossible.

Course 3 I thought was easier than May, but really hard. I did the first 10, and then the last 10, and i thought the exam was going to be soooooooooooooo easy...I was celebrating waaaaaay to early. I got to the middle and got ROCKED, so hopefully I did enough to pass. In May I wrote 2 and 3, and passed 2 and failed 3 (with a 5, I might add - grrrrr!).
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Old 11-05-2003, 05:11 PM
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Are you guys students? I am amazed!
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Old 11-05-2003, 05:20 PM
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No, but I work full time. i figure i can take the gamble while i am young. it took me a long time to pass course 1, so i figure i need to play catch up now.
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I took both this sitting and I think I did well. They both seemed harder than the prior exams, but I put in a lot of time and I feel pretty confident. I got blasted on the course 4 forum for mentioning that I felt the exam was easy for me so hopefully I don't offend anyone here.
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You are definitely right, these exams are just not that difficult. I didn't even spend that much time studying as I dedicated most of my study time to course 3, which I am taking tomorrow.
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