Scored in 50s on FSA in Mock exams. Feel so hopeless…Anyway to improve? It’s like 30% of the exam! Feel like I’m gonna lose it if I don’t improve FSA …
Watch some videos… especially schweser that teacher is annoying but really really helpful
I have Stalla ones…but these videos are so long and it 's gonna take 12 hours…not sure if I have that much time to watch…maybe I should try some topics that I’m screwed up with…Thanks a lot for the suggestion!
just keep taking questions and reading the over the ones you get wrong as well as read over the LOS’s for those you got wrong and for the ones you got correct to reinforce those concepts further
Which areas are you having most trouble on? Like the guy above me said, just focus on the LOS’s you’re missing
Yeah… I’m gonna do this…I’ll spend the whole night with FSA till 5am …
The topics that I’m struggling with are calculating CFs and income taxes. I don’t do a good job in FSA overall, but these two are killing me. I got it wrong every time on the calculation of the stupid CFO…
this is very important that you understand the cash flow statement. guaranteed to be heavily tested based on the mocks. Ii would start there definitely, and continue to work problems in this area, and understand how different transactions impact the cash flow statement.
Different problem: I got 80% on the FSA section in the Stalla Mock but <60% on the FSA section on the CFAI Mock. (Overall was >80% on Stalla Mock, 76% on the CFA Mock) I’ve been studying quite a bit and think it is getting better, but what are the FSA questions like on the real thing? Honestly, I thought the FSA on the Stalla mock was rather easy. I though it was harder on the first CFA mock.
i honestly thought that the Stalla questions were more difficult and took a whole lot longer to compute. most of the mock questions were 1 or 2 step questions.
Yeah, I agree with you wake2000. Stalla focus a lot on the calculations. CFAI focus more on the concepts.
Ok - then I’ll just write down forumlas and back into the concepts when I don’t know the answer (hopefully)!
fkcfa, If you have the Stalla video I’d probably take an hr or two to watch them. I just watched the statement of cash flow vid and Peter Olinto explains everything really well, and keeps you going!!! Just remember when calculating CFO changes in assets have an inverse relationship and changes on liab and eq have a direct relationship. That’s one of the keys.
Hey thanks a lot! I probably should do it when I get tired from doing the problems or reading… bpdulog Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > fkcfa, > > If you have the Stalla video I’d probably take an > hr or two to watch them. I just watched the > statement of cash flow vid and Peter Olinto > explains everything really well, and keeps you > going!!! Just remember when calculating CFO > changes in assets have an inverse relationship and > changes on liab and eq have a direct relationship. > That’s one of the keys.
fkcfa Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yeah, I agree with you wake2000. Stalla focus a > lot on the calculations. CFAI focus more on the > concepts. I saw why they do this. Peter and staff believe if they can teach you most of the calculations around a concept, you have a good grasp of the concept, putting you in good standing for more conceptual CFAI trickery questions. It would take too long to go over every conecept that the CFAI may test, so to teach the calculations behind most of these things, it enables candidates to see around the corner on a lot of these conceptual problems.