CFA CFA Level 1 Calling all 2013 Dec. L1’s – Where are you in terms of material covered?

Calling all 2013 Dec. L1’s – Where are you in terms of material covered?

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    • toeknee9121
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      I just rounded out the reading for FRA (book 3), will have to review, create note cards, and hit the q bank for SS 9+10. Later this week I hope to start on book 4. Where are you?

      I need finish books 4 and 5 within a month. Think this is feasible? That may be too ambitious. I am targeting a month from now as that will leave me with one month for reviewing. Bye bye 12-13 hour weeks, hello 15-17 😉 hour weeks.

      What are your thoughts?

    • microeconomist
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      I just finished up the curriculum and will be reviewing FRA, Ethics & FI until the end of the month. I plan on taking a few days off before the mock exams. Don’t think I would be able to knock-out 2 books in 64 hours.

    • Sophie Macon
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      Yup you need to speed up a little to squeeze 2 books in a month @Toeknee9121. As long as you’re sticking and not falling behind your study schedule!

    • apoolla13
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      Hi,

      This is probably one of my first posts here (can’t remember anything anymore @-) ) and this response is here because you’ve touched a topic that is now frequently giving me nightmares! I’ve just finished corporate finance and portfolio management, left ethics to the end. I still have Econ and Fixed Income books to finish from schweser!

      I was so consistently worried that I am the only one in this boat, but glad to find someone else too trying to beat it in a month :))

      I swear to everything that is holy to me, if I can figure out what happened to that wonderfully made excel sheet with day-to-day planning of things to do which showed me that I can finish the entire curriculum two months before the exam! I so hate myself currently. [-(

      Anyway, enough of my rant and back to books. Good luck to you @toeknee9121 and @microeconomist.

    • sakitime
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      Just wrapped up derivatives today. I skimmed ethics and so I plan and going back to review that and FRA/Micro economics then hit the practice exams. Any suggestions on strategies for the last couple months @sophie?

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      I just finished the Schweser Ethics section, saved it for last. I’m through all the material. My plan now is to go through the secret sauce book and keep a list of the topics I need to review. I’ll complete the mocks and practice quizzes and reference the CFAI books for the topics I need to review trying to get that benchmark mock score higher as I go. As far as time goes, I’m 205 hours in, I’ve been tracking my time on the notes app on my phone since June when I started. That has actually been very helpful to keep me on pace!

      Good luck to everyone in the final months of study! :-h

    • sakitime
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      @sophie @hobojoe do you guys know what scores we should be shooting for on our LOS/reviewe quizzes?

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      @sakitime It varies by topic/LOS for me. The topics I know well are around 75-85%, the ones I don’t are around 50-65%. That said I believe the self tests at the end of each section in the Schweser books are a bit harder than the Qbank or concept checkers. I haven’t tried the questions in the CFAI books yet.

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      @sakitime I always tried to shoot for a 70% on all the sections for the end of chapter stuff. However the much more useful number would be your scores on the mock exams. The end of chapter questions are mostly to review the concepts and aren’t necessarily the type of questions that are asked during the mocks.

    • Zee Tan
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      @sakitime mock exams are more reliable, as they tend to be calibrated for difficulty. Review quizzes can be super easy/hard, it’s just too difficult to say what a target score could be.

    • MattyJ
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      You’ll need to up that if you want to get through it all in a month and then go through a proper review process.

    • Sophie Macon
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      Agree with @zee here, the mock papers or full papers under timed conditions are key, and aiming for a 65-70% would be good.

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      I’ve been finished with reading for just under a month and have been drilling on Qbanks. I’ve done just over 200 quizzes spanning all of the sections. This weekend I’m starting the mock exams. My goal is to do 4, one each weekend, then review it along with more Qbanks throughout the week.

      Also, did anyone sign up for the Schweser 3-day classroom session? I’m going to the one in NYC. Interesting to see if any other 300hours folks will be up there.

    • edulima
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      I am in a version of my schedule where I should be done with readings + EOC questions by Nov 9 (give or take a couple of days), leaving me 4 weeks to do Qbank & mocks.

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