Lol… @Straightjacket, I wonder if I got up in my sleep, sleepwalked to the computer, made another account, and wrote that post. Perhaps you are my alter ego.
I am averaging exactly 85.5% on Schweser mocks in volume 1, and exactly 70% on the CFAI 2012 mock. You know those guys who are like “omg 1 week to the exam, let’s get motivated and study really hard!!!” I was at that point 6 weeks to the exam, and I went on a tear until just a few days ago when I crashed hard, major burnout. I took a couple days off (as in, zero studying), then starting reviewing 1 practice exam a day that I had already done, and even that required me to “gather some spirit”. So, I am definitely taking it easy. I haven’t even touched volume 2 of the Schweser exams, and I only plan on doing 1 more half-exam later today, and that’s it. I’ll review that exam after, and not study at all after that.
The way I see it, the marginal value of doing 1 or 2 more practice exams is waaaaaaaayyy lower than the value of me being bright eyed and bushy tailed (i.e. well rested, energetic, and not burned out) on exam day. If I’m burned out on exam day, all the shit that I already know is going to waste. The half-exam that I’m about to do isn’t even primarily for content review or practice writing exams. It is so I do not get rusty.