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Old 02-21-2018, 11:35 PM
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Any idea what is the registration deadline?
March 26th...literally just checked this before heading over here.
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Where is everybody?

I'm about to take my first Adapt exam which I fully expect to bomb. I'm not going to use a formula sheet and I'm not allowing myself to go over on time, two things I struggle with. Time to bite the bullet though.

I'd rather fail spectacularly now than in April.
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Where is everybody?

I'm about to take my first Adapt exam which I fully expect to bomb. I'm not going to use a formula sheet and I'm not allowing myself to go over on time, two things I struggle with. Time to bite the bullet though.

I'd rather fail spectacularly now than in April.
I'm just finishing up profit tests and hope to finish the CA videos tomorrow. I've been watching all of the videos, reading the CA manual as a refresher, and taking a 10 question quiz after each chapter. I started studying less than 6 weeks ago, so I'm pretty content with where I'm at.

I hope to take my first Adapt exam on Sunday. I'm not as disciplined as you, so I'll probably use the formula sheet and some additional time for my first few Adapt exams. 7 weeks should be enough for 15-20 practice exams for me.
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How much time is needed for this exam? I got the ASM manual thinking I'd have enough time to pass and it's huge!
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I'm just finishing up profit tests and hope to finish the CA videos tomorrow. I've been watching all of the videos, reading the CA manual as a refresher, and taking a 10 question quiz after each chapter. I started studying less than 6 weeks ago, so I'm pretty content with where I'm at.

I hope to take my first Adapt exam on Sunday. I'm not as disciplined as you, so I'll probably use the formula sheet and some additional time for my first few Adapt exams. 7 weeks should be enough for 15-20 practice exams for me.
It's not discipline. I normally do as you do, using extra time and the formula sheet at first. This is my 3rd attempt at this exam, though and I know my major issues were time and not having the formulas down cold, so I'm trying to do it differently this time.
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Almost finish with reserves, how far am I?

I want to finish by 26th and practice problems for a month. I am working and studying so it is extra hard.
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Almost finish with reserves, how far am I?

I want to finish by 26th and practice problems for a month. I am working and studying so it is extra hard.
It took me the better part of 4 weeks to get through the rest of the material after reserves. Similar to you, I didn't have much study time due to work. I'd recommend picking up the pace if possible, as a month seems a bit light on the practice problems.

A week after finishing up the CA videos, text, and 1 quiz per section, I'm through 4 practice exams and wishing I had started earlier.
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It took me the better part of 4 weeks to get through the rest of the material after reserves. Similar to you, I didn't have much study time due to work. I'd recommend picking up the pace if possible, as a month seems a bit light on the practice problems.

A week after finishing up the CA videos, text, and 1 quiz per section, I'm through 4 practice exams and wishing I had started earlier.
4 in a week?! I'm impressed. Have you done any of the practice WA on CA? I haven't started those yet...trying to get really good at the MC first, but I'm starting to feel like I need to get going on those soon.
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Six weeks to go as of today...
It's getting closer by the days...
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