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I suck at word problems and problem solving in general I always have.
Then part of your study process needs to be training your mind to be better at word problems and problem solving. The exams (and word problems) only get harder from here...
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Then part of your study process needs to be training your mind to be better at word problems and problem solving. The exams (and word problems) only get harder from here...
I took an Adapt practice exam yesterday with no notes or break and got 93% on level 7, I think I have the world record for being the only one to fail the exam and getting a 93% on the Adapt exam. I did the soa questions.

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I took an Adapt practice exam yesterday with no notes or break and got 93% on level 7, I think I have the world record for being the only one to fail the exam and getting a 93% on the Adapt exam. I did the soa questions.
Go through the forum on Adapt.

You'll see that progressing higher on Adapt doesn't mean that you will nail the actual exam.

If I were you, try setting up a custom exam and see how you do on that.

Also, you might be just familiar with Adapt problems now. Keep in mind you probably went through their entire library. Most questions are variations of what they have in their library as a template.
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Go through the forum on Adapt.

You'll see that progressing higher on Adapt doesn't mean that you will nail the actual exam.

If I were you, try setting up a custom exam and see how you do on that.

Also, you might be just familiar with Adapt problems now. Keep in mind you probably went through their entire library. Most questions are variations of what they have in their library as a template.
So I guess Iíll go to actuarialbookstore.com and purchase exams on there
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I took an Adapt practice exam yesterday with no notes or break and got 93% on level 7, I think I have the world record for being the only one to fail the exam and getting a 93% on the Adapt exam. I did the soa questions.
Are you sure you clicked the buttons to select the answers at the exam?


Also, test anxiety is a thing. I have friends (and know kids of friends) that can do everything perfectly when studying/practicing, but either freeze up on exam day or completely lose confidence and make mistakes. The ones that I know who got a prescription for anti-anxiety meds said they were a life-changer.
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Are you sure you clicked the buttons to select the answers at the exam?


Also, test anxiety is a thing. I have friends (and know kids of friends) that can do everything perfectly when studying/practicing, but either freeze up on exam day or completely lose confidence and make mistakes. The ones that I know who got a prescription for anti-anxiety meds said they were a life-changer.
I think I have to get a little buzzed before the exam.
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Also, test anxiety is a thing. I have friends (and know kids of friends) that can do everything perfectly when studying/practicing, but either freeze up on exam day or completely lose confidence and make mistakes. The ones that I know who got a prescription for anti-anxiety meds said they were a life-changer.
Its quick sand. You see one problem that you aren't quite sure about so you mark it and go to the next one. Then you have to do it again. And then you think you've solved a problem correctly but your answer isn't among the choices. And then you get half way through the next one only to realize that it isn't as simple as you thought.

Mindfulness of breathing and generic thoughts of goodwill help a lot. Works wonders before you click begin. Hard to remember or get willing to do for a a full minute during though.
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Are you sure you clicked the buttons to select the answers at the exam?


Also, test anxiety is a thing. I have friends (and know kids of friends) that can do everything perfectly when studying/practicing, but either freeze up on exam day or completely lose confidence and make mistakes. The ones that I know who got a prescription for anti-anxiety meds said they were a life-changer.
There were 3 questions I could answer now but couldnít answer then because of anxiety. I did feel like I came close to passing itís not like I felt everything was impossible to solve.
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Are you sure you clicked the buttons to select the answers at the exam?


Also, test anxiety is a thing. I have friends (and know kids of friends) that can do everything perfectly when studying/practicing, but either freeze up on exam day or completely lose confidence and make mistakes. The ones that I know who got a prescription for anti-anxiety meds said they were a life-changer.
I took the first actuarial brew exam today and got 32/35, I made an algebraic mistake on 2 problems but the set up was correct, only 1 question I didnít understand how to do.
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