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Old 11-25-2015, 01:42 AM
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I also just passed MFE this window, and I am thinking about C next.

I am currently a college senior with a job lined up upon graduating next May. Should I study for the June sitting, or just relax on my last semester and let the company pay for the October sitting?
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I also just passed MFE this window, and I am thinking about C next.

I am currently a college senior with a job lined up upon graduating next May. Should I study for the June sitting, or just relax on my last semester and let the company pay for the October sitting?
It's really up to you but IMO june is plenty of time to pass.
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I've read Mahler's C is good for a non-stat background, which is definitely my situation, but I tried Mahler for MFE and I just couldn't get into it - switched to ASM and did tons of ADAPT, and that seemed to do the trick.

That being said, I got Mahler's C sample (even the sample is 500 pages, haha) and will give him a second shot before purchasing my materials. I watched a bit of TIA's C sample (I did TIA for MLC), and it the enunciation isn't quite the same quality as James' videos.

TLDR; I'm on all the fences regarding study material
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I've read Mahler's C is good for a non-stat background, which is definitely my situation, but I tried Mahler for MFE and I just couldn't get into it - switched to ASM and did tons of ADAPT, and that seemed to do the trick.

That being said, I got Mahler's C sample (even the sample is 500 pages, haha) and will give him a second shot before purchasing my materials. I watched a bit of TIA's C sample (I did TIA for MLC), and it the enunciation isn't quite the same quality as James' videos.

TLDR; I'm on all the fences regarding study material
I don't think Mahler's MFE is often recommended on the AO. Mahler, ASM, and TIA are all pretty regularly recommended around here for learning the material so pick what you like.
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:09 PM
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I think I'm gonna stick to TIA since Dave Revelle is the one who does the videos for C and I loved him for P. We'll see how it goes.
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I think I'm gonna stick to TIA since Dave Revelle is the one who does the videos for C and I loved him for P. We'll see how it goes.
I am going to get the TIA videos too, but I watched the sample and I can't help but ask. Is his voice always like that or did he have cold when he made the videos for the first section?

His voice is hoarse and not clear and it was a bit irritating.

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I am going to get the TIA videos too, but I watched the sample and I can't help but ask. Is his voice always like that or did he have cold when he made the videos for the first section?

His voice is a hoarse and not clear and it was a bit irritating.
Haha, it's always like that. But I've come to like it.
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does anyone know how many questions on exam C? I did some searches but couldn't find a recent answer. CA practice exams are 35 qs. I hope it's 35 and not 40.
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Exam C Syllabus. The answer is 35 questions.
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I am going to get the TIA videos too, but I watched the sample and I can't help but ask. Is his voice always like that or did he have cold when he made the videos for the first section?

His voice is hoarse and not clear and it was a bit irritating.
It's the same for the most part but there are some videos where his voice noticeably changes. Not enough to be unintelligible or anything but made me wonder if he was recording in a bathroom or something.
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