Feeling like most normal people out there i’m sure, infinite amount of material to cover in 5 days. The fear factor is in full effect and i’m GIVING IT EVERYTHING I GOT. I’m right on the borderline of passing, 80 on two schweser mocks and 65-68 on two CFAI mocks. I’m doing full FRA review today, Full equity review next tomorrow, Full ethics and light PM (haven’t reviewed at all Wednesday, Thursday/Friday memorize formulas and touch on some key concepts that i know i’m lacking on like currency triang arb, emerging market valuation, swap refresher. SHOW TIME IS ALMOST HERE, FINISH LINE IN SIGHT…LETS GO EVERYONE!!!
I’m a slow learner/thinker overall, so cramming or rushing anything doesn’t work too well for me. That being said, I’ve studied about 700 hours, so I’m pretty much good to go. I was at “giving it everything I got” 5 weeks ago, and now I’m totally burnt out. I’m in “take it easy and try to be well rested and not totally fatigued for Saturday” mode. I was in very high gear for 5 weeks in a row, and I just crashed hard 2 days ago.
Also, I don’t think you’re borderline at all. Those scores are solid.
I wish I could have studied harder during the lead up but I am the opposite, almost burnt out a couple of times trying to overstudy during the week. I’m more of a intense lead up to the exam which is alot riskier, hopefully can pull through.
Although its a bit worrying when I read AA and someone talks about a concept that I’m unfamiliar with!!
700 hours?! damn
So 65-67 is solid? I thought that was pretty much borderline.
65-67 on the schweser is borderline… OnTheGrind is breaking 80. Thats about the highest I’ve seen or heard of.
If you had no job, you would too
IMO 80’s on Schweser, and 65-68 on really challenging CFAI mocks is solid. I’m mid 80’s on Schweser, and 68-72 on CFAI mocks…
I’m averaging 73% on the Schweser practice exams, the average right now seems to be around 66% on the four first exams. I have an hypothesis that the average score will go down over the next few days when more and more ill-prepared candidates try the practice exams. My best scores were 80%, 82%, 83% and the worst one 62% (but then the average was even lower). I did worse than the average on one exam. Was in “Band 7” last year.
Total burnout. I can’t do any more practice problems.
It might not be 700 hours in one single year…