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Anybody else starting practice exams yet?

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    • tacheman
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      Am thinking of tackling my first practice exam this weekend but not sure if I should do that or make sure I’ve gone through the study notes properly.

      Who here has started on the practice exams already? Would be good to hear some thoughts on this.

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      I’m still a few weeks away at least.

    • jimmyg
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      I’m still a few weeks away at least.

      Me too…

    • Sarah
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      I don’t think you should start doing practice levels unless you are semi-comfortable with the material. I personally don’t think it is worthwhile to do a practice exam if you are unsure about most of even half of the questions.

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      A strategy I’ve implemented this go-around is doing the section of a practice exam pertaining to the topic that I just revised. So for example, after completing all my notes/revision for Equity, I would test myself with the Equity section of a mock exam.

      I’ve been doing that as I complete each section and by the end of it I’ll have written about 3 practice exams. Once I complete all sections, I’ll move on to doing whole practice exams.

      Just an idea, but it was something I devised to give me practice exam exposure early on.

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      A strategy I’ve implemented this go-around is doing the section of a practice exam pertaining to the topic that I just revised. So for example, after completing all my notes/revision for Equity, I would test myself with the Equity section of a mock exam.

      I’ve been doing that as I complete each section and by the end of it I’ll have written about 3 practice exams. Once I complete all sections, I’ll move on to doing whole practice exams.

      Just an idea, but it was something I devised to give me practice exam exposure early on.

      You’ll need a lot more practice exams that way…. But I suppose that isn’t a bad thing.

    • DollarsToDonuts
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      @policdog Yeah, that’s true. I forgot that not everyone uses Schweser. After completing the initial 3 mock exams, this method will leave you with about 6 remaining practice exams:

      3 Schweser Practice Exams
      2 CFAI Sample Exams
      1 CFAI Mock Exam

      So after all is said and done, you’ll have completed 9 practice exams!

    • policedog
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      That’s pretty hardcore.. ^:)^

    • DollarsToDonuts
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      Haha that would be hardcore! But it was mainly to illustrate what you could do. As for me, I typically get in 4 or 5 Schweser mock exams and the CFAI mock exam.

    • Snippy
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      I’m going to start once i’m done with all the topics. My aim is to start by the end of April or beginning of May.

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