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What sections discouraged you the most?

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    • Maroon5
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      And how did you overcome it at the end? My eyes are glazing over Quant in L1 at the moment, trying to stay awake… pinching myself isn’t helping much!

    • Reena
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      FRA in Level 2, its a death zone… especially pension accounting bleurgh

    • tacheman
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      I just don’t like accounting in any shape or form. I prefer the macro and micro sections in Level I so far…

    • Reena
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      @Tacheman you’ve got some intense accounting in Level 2 though…

    • hairyfairy
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      @reena same for me. I just get killed by the questions that end with ‘so does their pension liability go up or down’?

    • Reena
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      I’m just glad I’m not an actuary at this stage… looking at the brighter side of things!

    • policedog
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      I just don’t like derivatives.

    • fabian
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      FRA was the toughest for me for Level 1. It’s kind of the same for level 2 as well…

    • Maroon5
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      Any specifics in FRA @fabian?

    • Snippy
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      I think Economics has always been my weakness. And i really don’t know if it’ll change to much of an extent. Enough to pass at least, i hope.

    • Sophie Macon
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      Have faith @sidmenon, more revision and practice in that area should help. Else post a new question in the discussion thread here to ask the pros in the community. Sometimes it’s better explained by human than reading text book 🙂

    • Snippy
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      Oh, yes. I’ll definitely post all my doubts here! 😀

    • fabian
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      @maroon5 mostly the calculation questions. They take waaaaay too long for me and halfway through the question I just know I made a wrong turn somewhere and I’m never going to get any of the 3 choices, let alone the actual right answer.

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      @fabian – I know what you mean. Unfortunately practice seems to be the way to go!

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