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.
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!!
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.
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.