While doing review, I am comfortable with the topics conceptually but the calculations are preventing progress. Any suggestions for really clamping down on the calculations? Thanks in Advance.

Practice! You’ll get it.


Don’t get too bogged down with calculations that are unlikely to be on the test. The most obvious example off the top of my head is skewness. That doesn’t mean ignore skewness, but I highly doubt you will need to know the formula for it. Make sure you spend the most time studying sections that WILL be on the test. You are going to feel pretty stupid when you get <70% on ethics because you were too concerned with calculating kurtosis.

Ask anybody from level 2 and they will tell you that the level 1 paper was at max 15% calculations. the concepts are more important, they’ll help you pass