I know most people who are probably amping up for the big push for the next 2 weeks but if anyone could help me out for a dec 2012 candidate i would really appreciate it.
Ok, I started getting into the lv 1 material from early Feb. With Schweser notes and the whole study package.
So far I have read and covered:
- The Schweser video instructions every reading (except ethics)
- The Schweser notes every reading (including ethics)
- Completed the Schweser end of chapter questions (except ethics)
I finished this a week ago (so it has taken me around 3 months), and I’m taking a 1-2 weeks off before ramping up again.
What I have left to do is:
- CFA Institute end of chapter questions
- Q Bank Questions
- Schweser practice exams books 1 and 2
- CFA Institute Mocks
- Read the Schweser Secret Sauce
I know for a fact that you need to read the material more than once… I want to read it but I want to know your thoughts about my next steps to attempting to smash the December exam.
Read the Schweser notes and write notes
At the end of every reading, do the CFA Institute end of chapter questions
QUESTION: is writing notes really worth it? I have a really bad habit (starting from my university dates) of feeling “comfortable” after writing notes. I’m afraid I will run out of time to do the questions (which is what really counts if you want to pass – As I gather). Should I just bite the bullet and write really concise notes, maybe with assistance with the secret sauce. Or just read the whole thing again. i’m a little lost… either way i’m going to read it again and again (looking around another 3 times) but I’m just trying to find out how best to use my time.
Any help will be appreciated.