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#51
02-07-2019, 09:50 PM
 SirActSci Member CAS SOA Non-Actuary Join Date: Dec 2015 Posts: 97

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 Originally Posted by Gandalf Yes. But I was focusing on the limits of the expression. The form does have to be right (as it is here). So if it said (for example) that p(k) = ap(k-1)^2 + b, k=1,2,3,... that would not be (a,b,0) even though all the relationships would have the same form and the limits are OK. The form of the relationship would be wrong.
Ahhhhhh.... yes yes

Thanks Gandalf, this helps
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#52
02-08-2019, 04:34 PM
 jonniemarko SOA Join Date: Aug 2018 College: Baruch College, 2017; Auburn University, 2008 Posts: 5

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 Originally Posted by BelayMeMaybe What an empty thread! There's alread nearly as many posts in the June 2019 thread. Just not a popular sitting I guess. Exam opens on Wednesday but I'm not writing until 2/14 (just another reason to dislike Valentine's day). This is my second attempt, scored a 5 on the October sitting when my EL was a 4.5... Now at EL 6 and feeling more prepared and confident. How's everyone else feeling?
I'm feeling pretty confident on this one: in a much better position than any of the previous exams at this time. I'm at a 5.7 EL right now, though my most recent exam at that level was not so great. That was one of the first ones where I got a lot of the questions wrong even though I felt confident answering them. There's a lot more work to do, but between now and the 14th, I think we can handle it.

I will note that once you get to a certain level, it seems the questions take a lot longer to answer and they become a lot more subtle in what they're looking for. Is that everyone else's experience?
#53
02-09-2019, 09:58 AM
 SirActSci Member CAS SOA Non-Actuary Join Date: Dec 2015 Posts: 97
Not Many persons did this exam it seems

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#54
02-09-2019, 07:40 PM
 LRoss716 Member SOA Join Date: Nov 2012 Studying for Exam C Posts: 98

Anyone willing to PM me CA login, I just need 48 hour access.
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#55
02-09-2019, 10:15 PM
 BelayMeMaybe Member SOA Join Date: Feb 2017 College: University of Louisville Alumni Posts: 39

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 Originally Posted by SirActSci
Did you sit it already? Not feeling great?
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#56
02-10-2019, 10:49 AM
 alittlelife CAS SOA Join Date: Oct 2016 Posts: 5

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 Originally Posted by LRoss716 Anyone willing to PM me CA login, I just need 48 hour access.
You should email them - they'll probably give you a lower rate than what is offered for the 7 day access. They've been really easy to work with in my experience. It would be less than \$80 and worth it.
#57
02-11-2019, 10:50 AM
 BelayMeMaybe Member SOA Join Date: Feb 2017 College: University of Louisville Alumni Posts: 39

Woooo!

Just raised my EL from 5.9 to 6.03. Now if I can just do that 8 more times before Thursday...
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Last edited by BelayMeMaybe; 02-11-2019 at 10:52 AM.. Reason: Am bad at mafs.
#58
02-11-2019, 09:43 PM
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 Originally Posted by BelayMeMaybe Woooo! Just raised my EL from 5.9 to 6.03. Now if I can just do that 8 more times before Thursday...
This paper/pencil life hard
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#59
02-11-2019, 10:55 PM
 avocado Member SOA Join Date: Apr 2018 Posts: 73

I took the exam today. I think ADAPT prepared me well for the exam (thank you coach Dave and CA team!).
Based on my experience, I'd say focus on exam level 6 and you'll be fine
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02-11-2019, 11:31 PM
 BelayMeMaybe Member SOA Join Date: Feb 2017 College: University of Louisville Alumni Posts: 39

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 Originally Posted by avocado I took the exam today. I think ADAPT prepared me well for the exam (thank you coach Dave and CA team!). Based on my experience, I'd say focus on exam level 6 and you'll be fine
Congrats! Good to hear you feel confident - mind sharing your EL? Sounds like you found the exam itself to be about a 6?
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