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Studying CFA topics in order, or as you like?

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    • hairyfairy
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      I wonder what’s the general consensus here – to study topics in book order, or as you like? Thoughts?

    • Maroon5
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      I’m the type that reads them in order. Don’t see any reason to vary them otherwise, other than risk skipping/missing topics and wasting more time planning what to read!

      Unless I’m missing something?

    • hairyfairy
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      @Maroon5 so far skipped Quant Methods and FRA have approached the rest in order.

    • christine
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      Both works, really.

      In order: organized, but may take longer to complete.
      As you like: may be faster (as the easier topics may help you understand the harder ones later) but you run a risk of completely missing out some topics. Track your studies if you decide on this route!

    • tacheman
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      Studying in order, but after Quant beginning to think if I should start going off the path.

    • fabian
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      I’ve always studied in order – never thought there would be much difference in the two approaches.

    • Maroon5
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      Good point, I’ll try singling out tougher topics (ooh FRA) and getting the rest ‘out of the way’ first may work better. I need 25 hours in a day arghhhh

    • policedog
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      Taking them out in order. Now wading through the swamp that is FRA

    • artyeasel
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      Both works, really.

      In order: organized, but may take longer to complete.
      As you like: may be faster (as the easier topics may help you understand the harder ones later) but you run a risk of completely missing out some topics. Track your studies if you decide on this route!

      Yeah – I’m gonna say it makes little difference. You have to cover them all anyways.

    • Anonymous
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      I tend to jump around actually. I just mark the areas I have to get back to later.

    • hairyfairy
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      I think I might go back to Quant Methods and do the rest in order…

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