AuthorTopic: anyone else getting nervous?
aerolite
@2019-03-06 19:43:19
i've been studying 20 hours per week (2hrs weeknights, 5 hrs weekend days) for the past few months- i've been skipping around study sessions to keep my mind fresh, but so far, ethics/quant/econ/fRA and now equities. i'm using both analystnotes and cfai books but am finding an issue btn study q's at the end of the chapters vs time studying.

on 50% of the sections i'm scoring about 85-90% on the rest i'm only getting 50-70%.

i'm getting nervous since i am having trouble remembering all the formulas, and also all the differences in the text- and if i'm having trouble now, then i'm worried about when i go to review.

my current plan is to stay the course- once iv'e finished, all time will be spent doing questionbank and reviewing problem areas. once that's done, i'll do a sample exam and find my problem areas, and re-review. then re-sample...an then finally the mock exam

of course the other options is to pull out and go back to civilization outside of work/study!

guess i'm just looking for encouragement or someone who's been down my path to tell me to just give up now!
ibid818
@2019-03-08 14:16:46
I actually feel kind of the same way. I am using Stalla and analystnotes and putting in a little over 20 hours per week. I began reviewing in mid January. I am doing well on the material but am nervous I wont be able to remember it all after I am done reviewing because of the quantity. I have not used any of the CFAI materials because I feel like I am strapped for time with just using Stalla and analystnotes. I am on pace to finish reviewing all the sections by May 15th. Do you think I have left enough time for review?
rsinghvi
@2019-03-09 07:53:19
Hey aerolite, dont worry i think nervousness will help you prepare extra for the exam..so which is a good thing...

im taking level 1 in june, and im taking 18 credits on my final semester.

im also having same issue like u , i also feel like im forgetting stuff! and also feeling iffy about quant and FA, but i hope last month of review will help us.

but take positive things out of whole situation...u bieng nervous is actually showing you care about this exam, which will make you prepare more for this...
ahmadtaha1988
@2019-03-09 08:00:49
i have put in 180 hours so far, aimming for 700..

dont feel ready at all at this point...

but i feel i will be ready by exam time
suruchi
@2019-05-15 20:43:52
I am having trouble with remembering the formula's as well...I took stat's a long time ago so the quant stuff feel's like it's not sticking. What are you guys doing with the formula sheets? Are you advocating reviewing say the elan sheets daily and just beating them in the brain?

Also are you guys working through basic and review questions daily? Any rec's here would be greatly appreciated. I am taking 16 hours of college plus a 3 hour commute so I am a little behind but plan on banging out 60 hours this week and then 30 hours a week until the review month of May.

Lastly how much time is to be spent in the final month per day taking tests and reviewing... obviously that's somewhat redundant as I know the more the better, but I have an college course for three hours a day and a commute of 3hours total and am worried that 4-5 hours a day during the week and 8-10 hours on the weekends won't be enough.

Thanks in advance for all the help and GL to everyone!

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I am using your study notes and I know of at least 5 other friends of mine who used it and passed the exam last Dec. Keep up your great work!
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