CFA CFA Level 1 Level 1 – Final week of preparation tips

Level 1 – Final week of preparation tips

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    • MLondon
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      Hi all – I’m sitting the Level I exam this Saturday 3rd December. So far I’ve done all of the available CFAI mocks (averaging around 72% or so across all), what would be the recommendation for the final week of prep? My thoughts are targeting weak areas and just more question practice, interested to hear what others have found useful in the past or intend to do themselves!

    • policedog
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      Targeting weak areas and more practice is great, so in addition to that:

      1. start resting well. during my L1 I was quite tired and adrenaline-pumped – I think I would have done much better had I managed to get some decent sleep in the days before that.
      2. make sure you have everything you need. Passports need to be valid, so if they need renewing you’ll need to do so. Print out exam tickets, stationery, etc etc. 300 hours has a list here: http://www.300hours.com/articles/cfa-exam-day-checklist-items#.WD1SFaKLRYc
      3. take a day to relax. I like to use the thursday before (2 days before exam). Really try and take at least half a day off and do something you find relaxing. I usually go shopping, haha.
      4. memorize stuff. the day before I tend to cram in everything that I’ve not really understood so far, and do a quick read of everything that just needs to be memorized – like GIPS stuff. Sometimes I pick something up that does come up in the exam.

      Good luck for this weekend!

    • MLondon
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      @policedog Thanks, good advice on the taking a relaxed day. Mind starts to get pretty fried trying to cram everything in (and keep it there!)

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