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Are the study notes replacable by video lectures?

  • This topic has 6 replies, 6 voices, and was last updated Mar-17 by Zee Tan.
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    • hairyfairy
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      As part of the package I have I also have video lectures. I haven’t really used it yet, but I’m just wondering for some chapters whether it makes more sense to just watch the video lectures and take notes, as a more time-effective approach.

      Has anyone experimented with this? Any advice appreciated.

    • christine
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      I definitely would not advise directly replacing study notes with video lectures.

      I tried something similar for my Level II – I started with video lectures with the aim of completing my first round on the syllabus real quick. I ended up getting a fairly patchy first run on the syllabus, and ended up doubling back and restarting using study notes.

      Use video lectures as a reinforcing material, but I’d advise against using it as your primary source.

    • tacheman
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      I’m using video lectures at the moment to supplement notes – I find them super useful to be honest. Would definitely recommend.

    • CFAin80Days
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      I hear that Elan videos cover over 90% of the lecture notes, but they are LONG, with some over 3 hours.

    • Zee Tan
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      They cover what they need to – I’m not sure if they made it any shorter it would be too useful.

    • Sarah
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      Videos are useful but I only some chapters because video lectures are so long and sleep inducing.

    • Zee Tan
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      I also tend to spaz out and miss a whole chunk of the lecture. Then I have to go back for a bit, and therefore make the lecture even longer!

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