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Days off before exam?

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    • genetemp
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      Does anyone here take time off before the exam? Thinking about taking off one week and have to confirm it soon, but not sure if worth it.

      Thoughts?

    • jasdev
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      I always take two weeks off, and, though I failed one attempt at Level II, I think the two weeks were instrumental in my passing the second time (and passing Level I that first attempt).
      This year, without two weeks off for Level III, I’d guarantee I fail. It’s just an invaluable opportunity to make up for time lost/wasted.

    • concernedape
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      2nd attempt L2 here. I’ve always taken 1 week off for past exams. Maybe I should do 2 weeks but that would take almost all the time off I have left. @jasdev do you have a particular schedule for the 2 weeks for your ‘L2 winning combo’?

    • jasdev
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      Entirely depends on where you are in your studies and what you feel your strengths and weaknesses are.
      Almost everyone agrees that practice via exams and question banks is critical for success, though.
      Just try to stay motivated and healthy, and do as many hours as you can each day.

    • gunnysarge
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      Planning at least 3 days off, with the last one being a light study day.

    • fp92
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      First time L1 candidate here, planning to take 1 week off to cram as much as I can in. Think it would be worth it if I don’t have to retake and have the summer off!

    • genetemp
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      Thanks! Got one week off from my holiday allowance and even managed to get 2 extra ‘free’ days off!

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