Please excuse me if this topic has been previously covered. I did search the history and did not find anything similar. The question is for people taking the test again. I am surprised and, yes, overwhelmed by the amount of topics covered by the sweiser sample exams, the mock exams as well as the large disparity between the two. Based on your experience and on what you have seen on the sweiser and cfai mock exam, are there topics which you would not expect to see on saturday, or vice versa, anything which you have not seen on those two sources but are making sure you cover or otherwise small stupid or so basic things you kicked yourself for not knowing before?
My studying guiding principle has been to get a basic feel for all of the subjects by reading through the material and focus on the details of concepts and formula applications as I encounter them in the sample test problems. I obviously put more time into the heavier weighteds subjects, but I feel like I start to lose sight of the forest for trees. I obviously cannot nail down the minutae of every formula so I guess what I’m looking for is the balance between tree, branch, leaf, stoma, TVPI and the forest. Hence, any advice based on intuition from your prior experience would be helpful and much appreciated to get back on an even keel. I only have those sample test as a guide to whats important but I have been so focused on them I dont want to miss out on the obvious or waste time on the unlikely or untestable.
Thanks guys and gals
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