CFA CFA Level 1 Do you want to make a charitable contribution to my fund?

Do you want to make a charitable contribution to my fund?

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    • lulu123
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      In the form of an Eleventh Hour Elan guide? hahaha 😀

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      my fund being my brain

      endless gratitude in return hahahha

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      I’ll provide a tax receipt!

    • imdnextbuffet
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      While discovering your doubts try solving the same for others you shall soon reach the top ladder, lemme tell you it’s too sweet to be on top hehe 😀

    • Zee Tan
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      @lulu123 try for weekly leader! 😀

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      On a serious note, there is no way that I will be spending enough time on this board to collect enough points to actually win the guide (let’s be realistic, I don’t even know how to get badges and everybody is already ahead of me!).
      Therefore, the next question is: is the 11th hour guide really that good? It costs about 60$, is it worth buying it? What’s all the hype about? Did anybody try it and it helped for the exam?

    • Sophie Macon
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      well there are guides on earning badges, and our master badge collector @Mattjuniper will have some wise words…

    • Zee Tan
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      @lulu123 the points reset weekly (overnight on Sunday) so tomorrow everyone starts again at zero points. You’ll be surprised – it’s much easier to get points when you’ve just joined precisely because you can earn badges!

      The 11th Hour is a quick-review guide meant to be a reference book after you’ve gone through the study notes. Shorter than the full study notes but still fairly comprehensive for a reference while doing practice exams.

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      @lulu123 I didn’t use a review guide in Level 1 but I did for Levels 2 and 3. It definitely helps. $60 is worth it in my opinion – we also have a discount code that gets you another 10% off. https://www.300hours.com/offers/

      But it’s up to you 😀

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      @zee does it mean that next week you can re-earn the “first comment” and “photogenic” etc or once you got it, thats it? So I should’ve waited for the points to get reset before doing things like putting up a picture because I would have earned those points later? haha

    • Zee Tan
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      @lulu123 once you’ve earned a badge, you can’t re-earn it (or the points). So yes, it may be beneficial to stack your activity to all happen in one week…

    • lulu123
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      see! my point exactly, it’s unlikely to win now haha

    • Sarah
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      @lulu123 don’t be too concerned about winning this week. Ideally you shouldn’t really need the 11th hour guide till after you have read the curriculum at least once since the guide covers concepts in a broad manner. I’ve used it as a starting point to figure out which chapters I am having trouble with.

      Also like Zee I never used a study guide for level 1, I just stuck with study notes and doing lots of practice exams.

    • Zee Tan
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      see! my point exactly, it’s unlikely to win now haha

      Have a look again next week @lulu123 – you might be surprised 🙂

    • MattyJ
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      well there are guides on earning badges, and our master badge collector @Mattjuniper will have some wise words…

      They don’t call me Matt ’17 Badges’ Juniper for nothing.

    • Snippy
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      I was actually of the same mind as @lulu123. I don’t know if i’ll always have enough time for 300H forum and to collect points. And to be honest, its financially a strain for me to buy it. But, i just found out that Elan is giving a 40% discount to candidates who are writing L1 again.

      So tell me, is it really worth it? Should i invest in the 11th hour guide or more practice exams?

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      @sidmenon there is also the option to buy the 11th hour guide by topic. I.E. you can get ONLY the ethics for example and pay 5$

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      @lulu123, I’d prefer the guide for all topics actually if it serves as a revision/summary!

    • lulu123
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      @sidmenon u failed at the tag haaha

      I was just throwing it out there!

    • Snippy
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      Thanks to the edit function, not anymore 😛

      I know you were @lulu123, i was aware of it. And i appreciate your help 🙂

      But i want to know if its worth it to invest in it or better to go for more practice/mock exams?

    • Sophie Macon
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      It depends @sidmenon. What is your current set up in terms of number of practice papers etc?

    • Snippy
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      Well, all i have right now is 2 practice books of Schweser each of which have 3 exams. Plus i have SchweserPro which serves as my Qbank.

    • lulu123
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      @sophie is it an issue to use the Scweser practice exam books from 2012??? :/

    • Snippy
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      @lulu123 For the most updated exams, it is preferable to use the 2013 schweser material since they are new topics included and also deletion of certain topics. It would be too much of a hassle to use the 2012 material and a waste of your precious time.

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      🙁

    • Sophie Macon
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      @sidmenon, that seems sufficient practice exams for now, only do more if you have more time.


      @lulu123
      , agree with @sidmenon on this. usually there’s minor changes from year to year, so although they would be largely similar, it’s best to get the latest…

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      Are you sure they will be sufficient @Sophie? I finish the entire curriculum this coming week and i will have about one and half months for practice.

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      @sidmenon, 6 full practice papers + question bank was what I did that time. If you can do more, why not. But for me it’s better to focus on score progression and see how you manage the time. As you started early and managed your time well, there’s no harm in doing extra practice papers (I didn’t as I had no time!).

      In fact, we just got an extra 10% discount deal from Simplilearn for you all for practice papers and online courses. Their practice exam papers are good extra to have. Hope this helps!

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      @sidmenon, 6 full practice papers + question bank was what I did that time. If you can do more, why not. But for me it’s better to focus on score progression and see how you manage the time. As you started early and managed your time well, there’s no harm in doing extra practice papers (I didn’t as I had no time!).

      In fact, we just got an extra 10% discount deal from Simplilearn for you all for practice papers and online courses. Their practice exam papers are good extra to have. Hope this helps!

      I should mention that there is also a free sample exam offered by Simplilearn that you should get in any case. It has detailed exam explanations, and also from scanning through it, quality looks quite good.

      http://go.300hours.com/simplilearn – you may have to register first, I can’t remember 🙂

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      @Sophie So before i sit and focus on the practice exams, i can do some Schweser Qbank and even go through the previous (Dec 2012) practice books of schweser that i have? Which i can’t use now as practice exams due to the LOS changes.


      @Zee
      . Do you need to register to just view the sample exam? Because i can’t find it otherwise.

    • Sophie Macon
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      @Sidmenon, yup. Practice some questions and time management, and when you’re ready, try a proper timed 3 hour paper for morning and afternoon sessions. Best practice is simulating the actual exam condition itself.

      On Simplilearn free papers, you need to sign up and activate your account, make sure you check your spam account (sometimes the account activation emails gets into spam). You get a set of AM and PM papers online to try once for free, under timed condition. So I’d say to leave that as another exam condition practice paper.

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      @Sophie That sounds great. Thank you for your help! 🙂

    • Sophie Macon
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      No worries @Sidmenon. We are all united here for a common reason – to help each other out and whoop CFA exam’s ass!

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