CFA CFA Level 3 Unable to cross 252/360 mark..help

Unable to cross 252/360 mark..help

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    • sankrutimehta
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      Hi everyone..I have started practicing for L3 with some level 1 and 2 type questions since April 2nd week…thereafter I went on to solve Level 3 type questions from Kaplan book 1 (which I have now finished going to book 2)..now the problem is I am just no able to reach 70%. I am stuck sumwhere between 60-65%.
      I have done the readings twice from Schweser, gone through the recorded videos just recently..glanced through the secret sauce..but some how I just can’t cross the mark!!
      Please let me know your suggestions considering just 3 weeks at hand.
      My schedule for now is to finish book 2 Schweser when I am on leave for the next 3 days..revise a bit in the next 2 days..and then solve past papers in exam like environment…I would be on leave for the last 2 weeks of May before the dreaded day..
      Any suggestions, opinions, advise are most welcome!!

      PS: I do understand the concepts when I read the Kaplan books which I am just doing today. And I surprisingly do better in AM sessions than PM 😮

    • Sophie Macon
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      @sankrutimehta, do you mean you’ve been practising item set multiple choice questions?

    • Zee Tan
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      Spend some time in zeroing in on the specific topics you find trouble with. You’re taking 2 weeks off so you can continue pounding away at these weak spots.

      It would also be good to try and understand why you do better in the AM as well. The AM is a very risky paper, and knowing how can you best replicate your good performance on that day would be a worthwhile endeavour 🙂

    • sankrutimehta
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      @Sophie: I solved item sets and MCQs for about a week and then read through some past papers to get a grip on how the AM answers are expected and my missed questions.

      @Zee
      : least % scores are in equity, alternatives, fixed income and derivatives in that order..I am going through the notes of those topics today but I seem to know the concepts when I read the matter. Its just the application where I think m missing out..don’t know how to master that.

    • Zee Tan
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      @sankrutimehta that’ll come with practice! If you run out of questions you can redo your past questions (esp ones that you were unsure of or got wrong).

    • Sophie Macon
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      @sankrutimehta – seems like usual weak areas of candidates. Don’t worry, it’s only first week, you have 3 left. With your consistent effort, this shouldn’t be an issue in 2 weeks time. And yes, practice practice practice. Reading (only) vs. practice is completely different.

    • sankrutimehta
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      @Sophie @Zee: all I am doing these days is eat, drink, sleep, breathe CFA topics!! yesterday I practically had a dream about a question in the practice paper :-?? X_X ~X( :-SS :-SS

    • Sophie Macon
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      Remember to take some breaks sometimes. But yes, that’s pretty much what the last month is like. Just remember to take breaks (watch a move, go out, have a walk etc – you get the drift). You can’t afford to burn out so early either @sankrutimehta!

    • sankrutimehta
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      @Sophie: yes i agree..but I am avoiding movies since that strains the eyes even more..I do go out for dinner or have a family outing on Sunday evenings!! 🙂 that’s one of the few things keeping me going..

    • Sophie Macon
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      Sounds perfect @sankrutimehta, I think you’re holding the fort well there by diversifying your activity and staying focused 🙂

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      @Zee @Sophie: and finally after all the help from you and the community…I crossed the 252 mark!!! 😀 ^:)^ ^:)^ ^:)^ ^:)^ ^:)^ Cheers!!

    • Sophie Macon
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      YAY @sankrutimehta, keep it up for another week 🙂 <:-P <:-P

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