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getting anxious - forgetting things?

Cant wait for this to be over, maybe the impatience is kicking in but anyone else having this problem?

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Of coures… I think I peaked out too early.. I may have hit my peak last weekend for the Live Kaplan mock, and feeling like I’m losing a lil bit every day.. just hope to hold on a little longer.

keep_running wrote:
Cant wait for this to be over, maybe the impatience is kicking in but anyone else having this problem?

I noticed that in your thread on A/R securitization you forgot the “n”.

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i agree with 125mph, i peaked june 2nd now i am tanking off. i guess the burnout is kicking in.

pray to god i do well in 10 days

Every night right now

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s2000…any advice. I feel like over the past 10 days i forgot everything

Maybe you really didn’t know anything?

I hope one mock per day strategy can keep this life burning, and can keep you running, at least that is what i do

Cordially,

Ahmed

125mph wrote:

Maybe you really didn’t know anything?

lol  your comments!

Cordially,

Ahmed

Re-reading as many topics as I can that I feel I don’t remember seems to be working like a charm

So anxious/stressed out between this exam and a major work project due the same damn week. Despite all of the work i’ve put in i’m still not getting high enough scores in FRA. I feel like that is going to be my make or break topic. 

Drockk93 wrote:

Re-reading as many topics as I can that I feel I don’t remember seems to be working like a charm

Reading a whole topic from the curriculum now? You sure it pays off well at this stage?   i agree if you would be solving EOC, or BBs but reading  a topic will consuming much time

Cordially,

Ahmed

Guys, this truly is brutal… But I just remembered, the EIGHT weeks that follow the exam haven’t even started. 

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Appro wrote:

Drockk93 wrote:

Re-reading as many topics as I can that I feel I don’t remember seems to be working like a charm

Reading a whole topic from the curriculum now? You sure it pays off well at this stage?   i agree if you would be solving EOC, or BBs but reading  a topic will consuming much time

I’m still doing topic tests and scores have been improving dramatically and already did all EOCs last week I will re-do them one last time next week. After re-reading sections you pick up on the details you hadn’t originally internalized and certain things will finally just click. Strange how it works but it’s working for me.

Drockk93 wrote:

Appro wrote:

Drockk93 wrote:

Re-reading as many topics as I can that I feel I don’t remember seems to be working like a charm

Reading a whole topic from the curriculum now? You sure it pays off well at this stage?   i agree if you would be solving EOC, or BBs but reading  a topic will consuming much time

I’m still doing topic tests and scores have been improving dramatically and already did all EOCs last week I will re-do them one last time next week. After re-reading sections you pick up on the details you hadn’t originally internalized and certain things will finally just click. Strange how it works but it’s working for me.

Now it is clear, yes this is great of course i personally prefer to stick to CFAI materials at the last week, though you are rereading topics again fro curriculum which sounded tough at this time

Cordially,

Ahmed

keep_running wrote:

Cant wait for this to be over, maybe the impatience is kicking in but anyone else having this problem?

I know what you mean. AnalystForum will be in read-only mode starting the Friday before the exam. I may have to take the day off work, or actually face having to do real work. God I hate these exams.

keep_running wrote:
s2000…any advice. I feel like over the past 10 days i forgot everything

Skim.

Go back through the books and just refresh your memory: “I remember that,” “Oh, yeah,” and so on.  It’s all in there (your head), you just need to reinvigorate the prompts.  Write out the formulae at least once each.

Be sure to review Ethics and GIPS next week.

Simplify the complicated side; don't complify the simplicated side.

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S2000magician wrote:

keep_running wrote:
s2000…any advice. I feel like over the past 10 days i forgot everything

Skim.

Go back through the books and just refresh your memory: “I remember that,” “Oh, yeah,” and so on.  It’s all in there (your head), you just need to reinvigorate the prompts.  Write out the formulae at least once each.

Be sure to review Ethics and GIPS next week.

Luckily for L2’ers, no GIPS! :)

Tuchsford wrote:
S2000magician wrote:
keep_running wrote:
s2000…any advice. I feel like over the past 10 days i forgot everything

Skim.

Go back through the books and just refresh your memory: “I remember that,” “Oh, yeah,” and so on.  It’s all in there (your head), you just need to reinvigorate the prompts.  Write out the formulae at least once each.

Be sure to review Ethics and GIPS next week.

Luckily for L2’ers, no GIPS! :)

See: it’s happening to me, too: forgetting which forum I’m in.

Yes: scratch GIPS.  But make sure you to review ROS.

Simplify the complicated side; don't complify the simplicated side.

Financial Exam Help 123: The place to get help for the CFA® exams
http://financialexamhelp123.com/

They did an AMA on REDDIT just now. Some good points. He basically in more words or less said that if you can hit 70% on the exam you’re very likely to pass. 

https://www.reddit.com/r/CFA/comments/8qv1bi/i_am_peter_mackey_developer...

Quote:

PeterMackeyCFA[S] 7 points 54 minutes ago

Each exam is evaluated in a process called standard setting. More on that in our website article, The CFA program, where theory meets practice. The Board sets the cut score with their major consideration being the standard setting results. While we can’t offer a guarantee, there have been few times in the last few decades where the cut score was 70% or higher. So if you can score a 70, you should pass. Same standard is applied globally but certainly country pass rates can vary.

edit: Guys, this is REALLY doable. all we need is 70%. And we KNOW that FRA/Equity will have the most item sets. 70% of a topic that has four item sets is ONLY 17 questions right. We’ve all put in enough work to get 17 out of 24. 70% of a topic where there’s only 1 item set on the exam is 4 questions - basically it’s 4. 

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Thats strange.. He is in violation for making his handle with CFA in it. Must have gotten permission? lol

70% is the magic number, huh!

Essentially - seems like he spilled those beans, then followed up with the caveat “but it can vary!” But it seems like consensus is if you can get 70%+, you are in very good position to pass.

Tuchsford wrote:

Essentially - seems like he spilled those beans, then followed up with the caveat “but it can vary!” But it seems like consensus is if you can get 70%+, you are in very good position to pass.

It makes sense though right? How on earth could they ever fail someone who got every * on the right column (assuming the score was exactly 70%). 

He says that there was only a few times in recent history where MPS was over 70%, but I have faith in the idea that every year mass amounts of people show up to take the exam unprepared and that’s where the curve is set. 

Personally, I’m feeling much better after reading those questions

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CEO10K-DAY wrote:

Tuchsford wrote:

Essentially - seems like he spilled those beans, then followed up with the caveat “but it can vary!” But it seems like consensus is if you can get 70%+, you are in very good position to pass.

It makes sense though right? How on earth could they ever fail someone who got every * on the right column (assuming the score was exactly 70%). 

He says that there was only a few times in recent history where MPS was over 70%, but I have faith in the idea that every year mass amounts of people show up to take the exam unprepared and that’s where the curve is set. 

Personally, I’m feeling much better after reading those questions

Totally - I was being sarcastic that he was open and honest about the pass threshold, then followed up with the caveat as a CYA. lol

Ha, I’ve been alternating between the two extremes of “I’ve totally got this!” and “OMG I’m going to fail”. 

I just wish we have 3 weeks more lol. 

I have just finished reading the material and will need to revise answer questions now and I definitely have no enough time to do so. If only I have 3 weeks more. 

Same here. Just started doing the cfa online topic tests this week and reviewing along the way. Plus I had to get a root canal today (couldn’t be put off until after the exam). 

Hoping to make it through on June 23 to L3.