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Old 07-26-2019, 12:47 PM
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Art Vandelay checking in. Round 3 for me. I will be master of my domain by the end of this, damn it.
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I'm way behind on this - I'm only on the annuities section for CA. Hopefully I can get myself to put in way more hours and get caught up. It's still worth a shot.
I'm only at insurance. The good news is insurance, annuities, premiums, and reserves all build on each other pretty well. How's everyone else doing? We're at the 3 month mark, time to get serious...
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Old 07-27-2019, 01:25 AM
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LOL catch up!!! I'm finishing chapter 5 today
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May I ask what is your main source for practice problems/exams ?
I used the practice exams that TIA recommends on their Practice Exam schedule. It was mostly of past SOA exams. I'd say the past exams are your best source. I also did the LTAM WA 26 which are the official sample WA questions provided by the SOA. Focus on the newer ones since they hit the newer material. Although it's a toss up on exam day you really don't know what they will throw on there. Best bet is to be ready for anything. Compound this with some MC problems with whatever study source your using and you should be in good shape.
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How's everyone else doing?.
I'm halfway through section 7 on CA (that's multi-decrement models), but that's not the full picture -- I took a survival analysis and a life insurance class in uni, so I have that very initial exposure to maybe 50% of the future material

I feel like the most important thing now is a good study schedule.

Since I'm not done with the syllabus I'm doing a mix of active reading and arbitrary problems. It's a little dizzying, but I'm trying to remember that the only way past the learning curve is to do the work. I never do as much work as I think I will. Yesterday I aimed for 20 problems. I did 17.

What's everyone's study schedule like?

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I'm way behind on this - I'm only on the annuities section for CA. Hopefully I can get myself to put in way more hours and get caught up. It's still worth a shot.
Same thing happened with me, was really slow in the first sections trying to nail down notation and such. It really speeds up through Reserves though as many concepts and equations are recycled forms of what you've already seen. I remember hating dredging through all the different forms of annuities and insurance at first. There's a lot to tackle, but hang in there! Give it some effort everyday to get yourself going again, good luck!
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Just a tip for those struggling to get motivated (myself included), something that helps me in these early stages of studying is reminding myself that any studying is better than no studying. So even if you can only force yourself to do 5 problems for that day, or you do a couple practice problems while watching tv at night, or you even just review old problems/formulas before bed, that's all more valuable than nothing!
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isn't it a bit too early to study for this exam
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isn't it a bit too early to study for this exam
87 days away so I am gonna say no
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isn't it a bit too early to study for this exam
Agreed. 3 weeks max is all you need. 1 week to get through material, 1 week to memorize, 1 week to do practice exams. Works every time.
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