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Old 01-10-2020, 10:10 AM
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Good morning, you poor, poor souls!

Join me as we embark on the journey of knowing everything there is to know about life contingencies. Let this thread be a sanctuary for this April's LTAM-ers to discuss questions, concepts, and general study strategy.

Good luck to you all.

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I'll be joining you! May God have mercy on us.
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Didn't pass Fall 2019 so looks like I'm in here as well... Unless I switch to PA.. or pumping gas
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In case you're interested, my LTAM seminar for spring is March 12 - 18. Detailed information is on my website.

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In case you're interested, my LTAM seminar for spring is March 12 - 18. Detailed information is on my website.

Best wishes as you prepare for this exam.
Dang, wish it wasn't over St. Patrick's Day.
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Joining in on the fun! Good luck to everyone...any tips from those who have taken the exam?
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Joining in on the fun! Good luck to everyone...any tips from those who have taken the exam?
Time management! Fall 19 was my first attempt and it's such a big deal, the exam is very long and it can be easy to get stuck on something given that you feel like you may have ample time with a 4 hour window. I'll be sitting again in April and feeling more confident about how I want to study this time around.
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Time management, spend more time on WA questions while studying, and understanding first principles (since WA questions can test you on examples you've never seen before).
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Joining in on the fun! Good luck to everyone...any tips from those who have taken the exam?
I have to say for the third time... time management
By the time you sit for the exam you will know all materials, but you will manage time well to solve everything in 4 hours. 4 hours sounds long, but it will never be in the actual environment
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I have to say for the third time... time management
By the time you sit for the exam you will know all materials, but you will manage time well to solve everything in 4 hours. 4 hours sounds long, but it will never be in the actual environment
This will be my primary focus for prepping for my second sitting. I felt adequately prepared for this exam in all regards except for time management. When exam day came, I let my nerves get to me and quickly became flustered on the exam. I believe the ability to keep a calm head and work quickly are the main prerequisites for passing this exam.

I am curious to see the Fall 2019 pass rate however. My prediction is it will be close to that of Fall 2018, if not lower.
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