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Old 01-15-2020, 06:17 PM
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Whatís the recommended strategy for taking this exam multiple times? I am on my third attempt and am not sure how to go about studying. First attempt was no chance, second attempt I got a 5.. for my second sitting I went through all the material again in detail since I did poorly round 1. should I do that again since itís been forever since I looked at the material and donít remember anything? Or do a speed read through to allow more time for review and practice problems?? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:42 AM
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Whatís the recommended strategy for taking this exam multiple times? I am on my third attempt and am not sure how to go about studying. First attempt was no chance, second attempt I got a 5.. for my second sitting I went through all the material again in detail since I did poorly round 1. should I do that again since itís been forever since I looked at the material and donít remember anything? Or do a speed read through to allow more time for review and practice problems?? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
I didn't pass, so take this with a grain of salt. Towards the end of my studying for the exam, I did start to really love the material. I'm excited that I've found a career path where I'm quite interested in the subject matter. I wish I passed the exam on the first sitting, but I know that next time I sit for it, I will have the material mastered, which is the way it should be.

I've passed four exams before this, all on their first sitting. Each time, before I took an exam, I knew I had the material covered before sitting. This time, I didn't have that same feeling. ( I still did well on MC, but got my butt handed to me on WA.)

What I'm going to try and do this time around is: enjoy the processs, and looking forward to having important subject matter mastered.
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Old 01-16-2020, 11:45 AM
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Wow, TotalBro, I wish I had your attitude haha

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Whatís the recommended strategy for taking this exam multiple times? I am on my third attempt and am not sure how to go about studying. First attempt was no chance, second attempt I got a 5.. for my second sitting I went through all the material again in detail since I did poorly round 1. should I do that again since itís been forever since I looked at the material and donít remember anything? Or do a speed read through to allow more time for review and practice problems?? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
I prefer to go through the material quickly to have more time for practice problems. I found that going through all of the old exam WAs and the coaching actuaries sample WAs really thoroughly helped me a lot.

I would also recommend reviewing the newer sections pretty thoroughly. There aren't as many practice problems on these, and I feel like some people didn't focus as much on it, but some of the questions are SUPER easy (even though the formulas look complicated), it's definitely worth taking the time to know that stuff well
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:53 AM
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The detailed transcript was released today for those interested in seeing how they did on the WAs. Seeing how bad my scores were on them (7, 4, 2, 1, 1, 2), I'm shocked that I still managed to squeeze out a 5. WA is clearly the area I need to work on. Good luck to everyone retaking with me.
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:01 AM
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The detailed transcript was released today for those interested in seeing how they did on the WAs. Seeing how bad my scores were on them (7, 4, 2, 1, 1, 2), I'm shocked that I still managed to squeeze out a 5. WA is clearly the area I need to work on. Good luck to everyone retaking with me.
Thanks for that update. My scores were similar to yours.

I wish I tried a bit harder/smarter to eek out some partial credit.
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:13 PM
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Passing percentage is out, too. 41.2% passing, 50.2% effective pass rate.

I don't feel so bad about my 5.
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:22 PM
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Passing percentage is out, too. 41.2% passing, 50.2% effective pass rate.

I don't feel so bad about my 5.
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Old 01-18-2020, 01:51 PM
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The detailed transcript was released today for those interested in seeing how they did on the WAs. Seeing how bad my scores were on them (7, 4, 2, 1, 1, 2), I'm shocked that I still managed to squeeze out a 5. WA is clearly the area I need to work on. Good luck to everyone retaking with me.
Where can you find the detailed transcript of your scores?
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Old 01-18-2020, 07:47 PM
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Does anyone know when the official solutions will be posted by the SOA?
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Old 01-19-2020, 02:13 AM
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Where can you find the detailed transcript of your scores?
Go to the "Exam Results" page on the SOA website and click the "Online Transcript Access". Log in, then next to your exam score will be a link that says "Details". Click that and you're there.
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