How many of you start reading Quant instead of Ethics first?

as I find Ethics is really boring.

i went in order and reviewed ethics the night before exam.

I skipped Ethics & went straight to Quant. I’m going to read Ethics at the very end.

took it in June, skipped Ethics til near the end, that is my reco…it is CRUCIAL to know, but it does not build on any other topics like quant and others do.

I started with quant; ethics bored me to fucking tears.

I am reading ethics 1st

I did Ethics first as it was pretty short and reuired little brain function. :wink: I figured it would be a nice warmup to get into the habit of reading. I got through it in just 3 days so its really no big deal either way. I do plan on it being the last thing I review before the exam though to make sure I have it down cold.

skipped Ethics. Started Quant and FSA in parallel. Reading Econ this weekend to catch a break from all the numbers and read some theory.

I read Ethics last. Did FSA first because I knew that was where I’d be spending a lot of time studying, it being my waterloo ever since college. I tackled Quants somewhere in the middle of my study program.

i will start ethics in late october , 1 hour everyday at work

I read through ethics in 3 days too and scored 23/27 on the CAI questions in the book…so I felt pretty good about having retained what I read. I too will re-read my ehtics study notes the night before the exam bc by that point its simply too late (well, almost) to learn/master a new mathematical concept for the exam but I’ll have no problem picking up some easy free points by getting an extra ehtics question or two correct. Good luck to all.

Although i didint pass it on june. I am proud that ethics was one of the sections i scored over 70% on. I read it first. Then i wrote them down. then i studied them the night before the exam.

EMRA32 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Although i didint pass it on june. I am proud > that ethics was one of the sections i scored over > 70% on. I read it first. Then i wrote them down. > then i studied them the night before the exam. If you don’t mind me asking, what section(s) caused you to fail, how did you prepare for them and what would you have done differently? Thanks…

reveiwing material for second time and skipped ethics for the second time. i’ll get to it eventually!

I never went through ethics/GIPS word by word. That’s how boring it was to me. I only did about each and every question I got (a couple of hundreds at least), and when in doubt/wrong answer checked the CFAi text. But I used to work in procurement for a project financed by the World Bank in my home country. About 8 years of business ethics (or my head on the line).

wch239 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > EMRA32 Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Although i didint pass it on june. I am proud > > that ethics was one of the sections i scored > over > > 70% on. I read it first. Then i wrote them > down. > > then i studied them the night before the exam. > > > If you don’t mind me asking, what section(s) > caused you to fail, how did you prepare for them > and what would you have done differently? > Thanks… i got in between 50-70 on all of them but ethics. i got less than 50 on derivatives (which makes sense because i didint read the book). To be honest, i really shouldve been a december candidate from the begining, i started the program pretty much in february and working full time weekends and weekdays didint really help. I was not surprised at the material, so that was a relief. but i only had 3 months to study for all of this and it wasnt enough time for me. I didint have AF then. i found AF after the exam. I was in crunch time the whole time so i barely had time to go through any problems. I did very well on the ethics section because i went through every one of the examples they showed which are sufficient i feel to do well on this. then after that, i just went through the 7 standards because i figured they would ask “which standard is…” questions, and i was correct. What i will do now is review over and over and over again. the 6 weeks of review is so critical its not even funny. Also… sleep more then 2 hours for the exam =D