Crossroads- Fight or Flight?
I am at a crossroads in my preparation. I came to the party very late due to circumstances I couldn’t control. So when I started I only had 80 days. I figured I would need some time at the end to review everything (about a week) and then about two weeks to do practice exams, tons of questions, post things I didn’t understand on AF, etc.
This plan gave me a little over 3 days to complete each study session. This has been difficult for me to say the least. I can get through the material in that time (using schweser only), but retention feels really low and there are tremendous time pressures. My q-bank scores have been pretty good, but that is only when taking the questions on the SS I just learned.
As I have gone through the cirriculum I am starting to jumble everything up (economic income, economic profit, which FCF forumula to use for this vs that, I don’t even remember FSA) and I am not confident that I will be able to straighten it out in the time I have left.
That being said, how much clearer did things get for you after your first revision of the material? Was it way better? How long did your revision take? Did it take 3 or 4 times?
I am not asking you to answer what you think the review will be like for me. Of course you can’t answer that, but if your retention was better than you thought or the concepts started to stick with your first revision then maybe it will for me too.
Your input will help me decide whether/how I should continue on for 2008. With pass rates as low as they are, me only using schweser and the fact that I am squeezing this down into such little time, I am getting closer everyday to really believing that I don’t have a chance.
I don’t really want to give up, but I don’t want to continue on blindly if I’m pretty much a lock to fail.
Thanks in advance.
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