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Took my first Kaplan Practice exam (and I am in the Wiley class)

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    • NPbruin92
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      I am taking the Wiley/Elan course and took my first practice exam (which was from Kaplan/Schweser). I got a 61 but have read that the Kaplan exams are a lot easier than the real exam. Should I not focus on Kaplan exams? I have not taken a Wiley test yet (I was deciding between Wiley or Kaplan for this weekend).

      Am I completely underprepared for the actual exam? Thanks!

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      Fellow Wiley user here. I did find Kaplan easier, but on the plus side scored even lower than you in my first exam (I got a 50+ score) and went on to pass L1. So as long as you keep on practicing you should do fine.

      If I had to choose just one provider I’d stick with Wiley, but as you have access to both it’s best to mix it up!

    • Stuj79
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      Getting 61% on your first mock exam is nothing to be worried about at all…the real learning process from mock exams is based on repetition of mock taking and review. Each time you take a mock, don’t just move on….review it thoroughly after marking it, going through all the questions concentrating on those you got wrong. Understand why you got a question wrong….was it 1) silly mistake 2) misunderstood/forgot material or 3) didn’t have a clue.

      Reasons 2 and 3 can be rectified through focused review of particular concepts where as silly mistakes just need to be recognised and avoided as much as possible in future.

      Record all your mock scores and even marks relating to individual topics and make sure that your scores are moving in the right direction over time. By the time the exam comes around you want to be aiming for a solid 70%+ score to be truly confident going into the exam hall.

      With a full month of solid, focused mock taking a 61% can easily be brought up into the high 70s so you’re in pretty good shape….don’t freak out.

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