Elans guides used to have a nice free formula sheet for L1. This doesn’t seem to be the case for L2. Does anybody know of a good source or if elan plans to release a similar one in the future?

Thanks in advance!

Elans guides used to have a nice free formula sheet for L1. This doesn’t seem to be the case for L2. Does anybody know of a good source or if elan plans to release a similar one in the future?

Thanks in advance!

The best formula sheet available: When you see a formula, write it down in a spiral notebook in such a way that you can understand it.

Repeat as necessary.

Greenman - perhaps for the benefits of others you should change your moniker to TuffLuv

Personally, I think you are spot on …

Maybe so. But I’m tougher on myself than I am on others.

And for those who think I’m tough–better for me to beat up on you in this forum and for you to pass, rather than to take an easy road and fail. If you want to pass, you’ve got to be tough. If you’re not interested in passing, then don’t take the test.

Bill Belichick and Nick Saban are two of the toughest people in sports. Wade Philips was really easy on his players when he was head coach of America’s Team.

That’s not exactly how it goes in this case to be franc. I don’t need anybody to tell me that I need to put work on this exam and suddenly “wake up to the reality of it”. I just needed a ready made formula sheet to create flashcards from, so that they are ready for review at the end of my studying sessions

If my question was “how can I learn the formulas fast” or “any cheat sheets available to remember formulas” then your answer might have been applicable. The way I see it, your response was based on a false premise and was certainly not… spot on.

Please excuse me if I sound kinda sour (haven’t had coffee yet), I initially saw the irrelevant response, exhaled and let it go but giving props to it went a bit too far!

I certainly realise where you are comming from though and appreciate your effort to help the community - the first thing I saw when I joined the L2 forum was your opinion on what to do if we failed or passed (as, obviously, did gpmagnus).

Even i am searching for a formula sheet

let me start :

- A= L+ E

touché

the first smiley is a ‘frown’ the second a ‘sad’…quite similar !

have you tried the Schweser quick sheet for LII? I found this did quite a job for level 1 and you can buy it seperately for like 40 bucks or something

I wrote this on the Level 1 forum. I think it’s equally applicable here.

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Something to think about–only about 1/3 of the questions on the exam will be quantitative in nature.

Memorizing formulas is useless if you don’t understand the intuition behind it. Don’t misunderstand me–“plugging and chugging” is a necessary part of studying for the exam. But if you learn what the formula is trying to teach you, then you’ll understand it a whole lot better. And if you are able to “plug and chug” the formula, and you’re able to get the right answer, but you don’t know what the answer “means”, then you’re wasting time.

E.G. - it’s easy to calculate a standard deviation. But CFAI will probably not ask you to calculate a standard deviation on the test. It’s too time consuming, and any basic spreadsheet software can do it in about 2 microseconds. They want you to know what standard deviation means, how to interpret it, and how to use it to find out if something is statistically significant.

But still greenman we have to have all formulas on the tips

Huh?

What vicky (and me) is referring to is the fact that we need to have a formula sheet for constant review - it looks like level 2 is even more formula dense that level 1 so there is no time in reasoning midst the exam.

NOBODY questions the fact that we need to understand the formula’s intuition - don’t forget that we are past level 1 and in vicky’s and mine case with top scores. The intuition won’t help us much if we don’t know the R squared adjusted formula cold. I know exactly what it does and how and, no, it is not enough.

To throw some oil in the fire - as they say where I come from - had you read and understood my first reply you wouldn’t bother writing the exact same thing in your second reply. And please don’t get me wrong, I agree with everything you said - it is just not relevant.

TL;DR: Understanding a formula doesn’t guarantee instant recall.

Here’s what I would do:

If you have to have a formula sheet, make your own formula sheet. Writing down the formula “burns” it into your brain better if you have to write it down. Plus, you can write it in a way that makes sense to you. However, I would highly caution you to throw the formula sheet away no later than the middle of May, because you might find that you have become dependent on it.

Even better would be to have no formula sheet. You can’t have one on exam day, so why use one now? I would try to conceptualize the formula as you work the problem in the blue box. If you get to a practice question and cannot remember the formula, go back and look it up in the book. Does it suck? Yes. Does it work? Yes. You’ll be surprised how much better you get at learning the information when you don’t have it at your fingertips.

Practice like you play. If you can’t have a formula sheet on the exam, don’t get used to having one now. That’s what I did for Levels 1 and 2, and it worked. Of course, find what works for you.

Hi guys ,

looking for formula sheet…

follow the link : http://www.edupristine.com/download/

from here you can download free formula sheet & some question banks …trust it helps…

In the back of each of your Schweser books is a summary of all of the formulas used.

I’m surprised that guy with the formula sheet making website hasn’t piped in yet…

But I agree. Get a little spiral notebook and just write every single formula down as you get through the readings. It’s usually best to do after you’ve done a blue box on them just so you know how they work and whats important, but yeah. I’ve been putting them all on loose paper and keeping it in a stack, will be transcribing into a notebook sometime this week.

Panos,

I agree with the others that the best thing to do is create your own formula sheet. I was looking for a formula sheet for L2 and could not find a really good one so I created by own formula “sheet” (on index cards) out of necessity. Best thing I’ve done so far.