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Old 09-16-2019, 11:32 PM
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I don't see why your approach gives you i=.0229. Can you post your calculations?
Quick question, does this shortcut only work for benefits = 1? Or for other amounts do you multiply the entire thing by the benefit amount? i.e.

nV = b_t ( 1 - a_x:n/a_x)
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You would multiply by the benefit amount.
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:45 PM
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Good luck to everyone taking this exam, it's a beast. They will probably make it harder from now on considering last sitting was relatively easier. Study hard.
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:32 PM
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What is the most sound/effective target time allocation strategy for this exam? Like is 120 min MC - 120 min WA the way to go? Or should i target 90 min MC - 150 min WA?
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What is the most sound/effective target time allocation strategy for this exam? Like is 120 min MC - 120 min WA the way to go? Or should i target 90 min MC - 150 min WA?
5 min for each MC --> 100 on MC
rest on WA
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Old 09-20-2019, 03:00 PM
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What is the most sound/effective target time allocation strategy for this exam? Like is 120 min MC - 120 min WA the way to go? Or should i target 90 min MC - 150 min WA?
Based on the 2.5 min/pt rule, you would think 100 for MC and 140 for WA. However, there will probably be at least one conceptual MC question that would probably take 2 minutes max. Some examples: Fall 2018 LTAM MC #1, Spring 2019 LTAM MC #2, Spring 2019 LTAM MC #10. Realistically you want to get to the point where you spend 90 mins max on the MC, because I find the WA tends to take longer.

When I took Spring 2019 LTAM, I spent 75 minutes to get answers for 17 MC questions. I spent 160 minutes on the WA. The remaining 5 minutes or so I spent on getting an answer for a problem and guessing on two.

Definitely DO NOT spend 120/120. If I were told that I would get a perfect 40/40 points on the MC if I spent 2 hours on it, I would not take it.
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I better pass, I have jerked around like twice now on this exam and am feeling the motivation and effort level this go around is going to be adequate. How is everyone else feeling?
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We're a month out, any updates on how people are doing on practice exams, what's everyone's earned level, etc?

I need motivation and it always helps to see how far others are ahead of me :|
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:53 PM
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We're a month out, any updates on how people are doing on practice exams, what's everyone's earned level, etc?

I need motivation and it always helps to see how far others are ahead of me :|
I am reviewing the material again and still in the first round of practicing questions for each sections. I haven't even started the practice exams yet. Ok now I am scared
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Old 09-25-2019, 09:11 PM
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We're a month out, any updates on how people are doing on practice exams, what's everyone's earned level, etc?

I need motivation and it always helps to see how far others are ahead of me :|
Just started studying the material last September 2. Yes, September 2. And it's more of a review type for me because these things aren't new to me as I have two life contingency courses in college.

As of now, I cherry picked end-of-chapter exercises and LTAM as I went through the material. I did the LTAM Spring 2019 and Fall 2018 practice exams. Passed the former but failed the latter. I failed the first three practice exams of ASM lmfao. I immediately noticed that the difficulty of the ASM exams are different from that of the actual. Also, I noticed that I derive formulas in some of the MC questions, which I think is not that efficient. So will probably review some of the material again and memorize some formulas. So yeah, in terms of preparedness, I am not yet there.
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