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      I had the same experience in L1, it’s just how it is. It’s unrealistic to expect you’d already be doing well on your first mock.

      Just keep practicing and the scores will go up! 

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      I joined one. It wasn’t useful for me because there were just too many messages and very disorganized. I left it, couldn’t find another one so left it at that.

      I wouldn’t recommend it personally.

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      I read somewhere that on average candidates take a little over 4 exams in the course of the entire program, so that’s one retake and a bit. And usually it’s L2 that needs retaking, followed by L3.

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      PAssed holy shit, thank god. Made my day!

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      I struggled to fill up my time, interestingly. Gymmed hard and caught up with work, but didn’t do all the other things I was fantasizing about while studying. I guess now that I’ve finished studying it was more attractive to laze about…

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      Planning at least 3 days off, with the last one being a light study day.

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      I wanted to ask this as well.

      I’m assuming CFAI doesn’t make it known what is ‘borderline’ (1 question? 2?) Or how ‘well’ do you have to do to benefit from the ethics adjustment?

      As it’s just an ‘adjustment’ technically can you score zero in ethics as long as you score enough in others? (I’m not planning on doing this btw lol)

      And does this apply to every level?

      Thanks jasdev, you da man.

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      @jasdev the schedule is only for Saturday, my errand day is Sunday. Although socially speaking it’s better to study on Sunday when everyone else is hung over, I find that I don’t get much done due to Monday blues!

      Your standard on level of exercise is inspiring – I’ve not been back to the gym at all since starting CFA studies this year. I’ve heard of this 15 min HIIT and 7-min workouts, they are a good idea, I’m assuming they’re working out for you. But it’s not exactly something to look forward to at the end of a study session…

      @fp92 Can’t do GOT as a break, I’ll have to watch it all at once! And I have no chance in waiting throughout the week to Saturday to watch it.

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      I mean if you’re studying all day on a Saturday, you must have some breaks in between, right? I currently go for about 1-1.5 hours then have a break, said break mostly consisting of making myself a PBJ or having some cereal. After that I go right back to it, so a typical all-day study day would (ideally) be:

      0900 Study
      1030 Break
      1100 Study
      1300 Lunch
      1330 Study
      1500 Break
      1700 Study
      1800 Dinner and chill for a bit
      1930 Study
      2100 End

      Total study time = 7.5 hours

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      I’m going meta.

      gunnysarge 12

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      Thanks for the answer! tried another exam in the meantime and got 56%… ish. It was a bit of an open book thing for a few questions so I feel like I actually might have done worse than 53% in reality.

      I have 6 mock exams from Kaplan, do you think this will be enough to get me to 60-70%?

      Thanks for all your help and sorry if my questions are dumb…

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