CFA CFA Level 2 I need to pick 2 smaller sections to hammer home – which ones are easier to cram/ memorise?

I need to pick 2 smaller sections to hammer home – which ones are easier to cram/ memorise?

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    • Alta12
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      1. Quant
      2. Alternatives
      3. Economics
      4. Portfolio Management

    • channing_cox
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      quant and econ are the bigger %s of your final score, why hammer down alt for a +1% improvement when you could get +3% from quant?

      nvm your lvl 2

    • Alta12
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      you have your % wrong

    • Alta12
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      why waste people’s time?

    • Sophie Macon
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      LOL I trust you’ve seen this article @alta12?

      Personally not an advocate, but when emergencies come that’s the thing to do I guess!

      I think it’s a very personal question, only you know which comes easier for you

    • Alta12
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      @Sophie Thanks. Tossing up between doing more mocks or revision. I still have the CFAI mock, 1 Elan mock, 1 BSAS mock and 2 Schweiser mocks left to complete. Have done 5 so far. Decision. Decision.

    • Sophie Macon
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      How’s the scores so far? And any weak spots? I’d say take a little break from mocks, spend a day or two revising, before trying another 2 (of 1 includes a CFAI mock).

    • Alta12
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      @Sophie averaging around 65% (doing better in the Elan ones than Schweser). The weak areas are the four smaller weighting sections.

    • Sophie Macon
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      OK, if you can speed read/revise for a day each for 2 topics, then try 1 mock and see how you fare. If you have time, repeat a day or 2 revision (for other 2 topics) before last mock trial.

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      if you are already doing mocks and scoring around 65% why do you have to pick 2 of out of the 4 topics?

      But to answer your question, if i were you I would pick quants and alternative, reason being both of these topics have less material to cover and they seem to be easier than the other 2. As for economics, there are 3 readings the last 2 isn’t quite my favourite but the first one looks pretty similar to derivatives so there are some overlap.

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      @vincentt the reason is I’m scoring low (getting half the questions right) in these areas and it’s affecting my overall scores. If I can get some more points from my weaker areas then I feel a bit safer. But I also want to revise the heavier sections again. May be strapped for time. Thanks @Sophie. Will see how I go today with more revision.

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