CFA CFA General When to Begin Studying – Part II

When to Begin Studying – Part II

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    • Sarah
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      You can find part I here

      Since I’ve taken so long actually responding to the numerous questions I will answers them below.


      @Alta12
      Not telling. Only because my biggest failing was that I was sick. I can’t even recall what questions I had in the afternoon session.


      @Jwa
      I believe that is more dependent on memory and how much I like the stuff that I am studying. I was flipping through the books and I tend to remember the theories it is the formulas that slip away first for me. I also study north of 400 hours for level two but I think this time around I will stick with the 300 hour guidance.


      @vincentt
      thanks! I actually still experimenting with this type of study schedule. Since I have time I might as well figure out what is optimal for when I have to tackle level III. I am finding that is very helpful for formula recall small details that we have to be mindful of in financial reporting analysis.

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      More to come. Just working out how to present what I have learned from the change of style.

    • Jwa
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      @Sarah I also had problems with formulas at LI and LII (possibly LIII also, but hard to tell/I doubt it). As I was reading through materials, I wrote down every formula I came across under different section headings on A4 sheets so I ended up with a couple of small books of formulas, including proformas for FRA, espcially at LII. I also didn’t write them down necessarily in the CFA or Schweser (or BPP) format, but sort of made up my own shorthand which I would remember. Perhaps you have done similar? But that always seemed to work better to me than reading through lists of formulas in various materials.

    • Sophie Macon
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      Can’t wait @Sarah 🙂

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