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  • #3151
    act_123
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    People definitely pass with just TIA or CC.  CF didn’t exist beforehand.

    If you are very good at puzzles and are naturally smart.  You will have an advantage on this exam.

    #3152
    ironActuary
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    Thank you act_123. This is really helpful insight.

    If you don’t mind me asking, since you have experience with two 5’s on this particular exam, what do you think you will modify for this sitting in your prep?

    Sometimes, when I get a 5 I think “I needed more hours memorizing” or “I should have done more practice problems in a particular section”. Do you have any thoughts about modifications?

    #3153
    act_123
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    I have studied over a 1000 hours.  I am not a good test taker.  I think after passing exam 7 (I had already passed 8), the year in between got me out of practice.  Then waiting another 1.5 years to take it a second time didn’t bode well.

    I am probably going to look up some calming techniques.  Because I know I am close, I am just not thinking clearly and figuring out one of the few hard trick problems on the test.

    They also are trying to combine the topics in weird ways.  While I know all the details of the papers.  They aren’t really asking details but weird combinations instead.

    #3154
    ironActuary
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    Act_123 – I have to disagree with your first point. The fact that you have gotten this far means you ARE a good test taker. I can relate to the burnt out feeling though – so just keep on grinding. The finish line months are always the most crucial. Finding that balance between foot on the gas and filling up the gas tank will get you there.

    I appreciate the insight to this exam. A couple more months – let’s do this!!

    #3157
    act_123
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    I am not really burnt out. Although with taking tests over 13 years now, could have done it.

    Well I hope my commentary helped.

    #3205
    sunnie16
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    What’s the best way to study for papers like Cummins? I do have the CC manual and wonder if that would suffice. Any advice is appreciated! Also wondering if the order matters for the rest of the papers.

    #3208
    act_123
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    I am not sure what you mean. Cummins cat paper has some memorization and some examples.  Cummins and Goldfarb have some specific type of math questions they test, but also have general capital allocation logic.

    #3215
    sunnie16
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    My question was mainly whether or not it’s enough to study the manual for those papers not available online. I didn’t purchase the study kit.

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