Level 3- part 1 in 2014, band 9
Relying on schweser, focusing on AM section.
Level 3- part 2 in 2015, band 3
Felt like all kinds of s$$t was thrown at me, both personal and professional life. entering room with only reading 3 Schweser notes once (yep. 2 books left to read).
Level 3 part 3 in 2016, passed
What I did differently this time vs 2014 (2015 was a hopeless case, anyway) was
* still relying on schweser but I did the curriculum blue boxes and EOC for almost all chapters (didnt get the time to do the last book)
* I gave up on GIPS to focus on others
*I try to focus on PM section as AM is a bit confusing (scoring wise)
* Did 5 years of past AM papers, scoring conservatively
* when my two weeks leave was cancelled yet again due to work-related matters, in that last two weeks I did pm mock (schweser & CFA Institute), then the next day learn what I missed. then the next day back to mock again.
In the end I did 5 years AM papers and 9 PM mocks, all timed.
The last two months was really hell. slept at 12 am everyday as I went to Sbux near my apartment to study 7-11 pm then walked home (i always fell asleep whenever I studied at home).
Again, this may not work for everyone, but this worked for me. You’re so close. I nearly gave up after everything felt so bleak last year. I am glad I didn’t. Find what will work for you.