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    Am I the only person here suffering the pain next week?
    Whether you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be running.

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    No, you are not the only one taking M next week. I will be sitting for it on tuesday as well as 3-4000 others. This will be my first attempt. There's a lot of material to digest in only 4 months. I've taken actuarial math I and II so the life contigencies portion of the exam was a review. I never took loss models so that was all new. Fortunately, while it will make up 40-45% of the exam, if I can get half of them correct and most of life con correct, I should have a fighting chance of passing. As for being nervous, if you've spent enough time preparing (300-400 hours) and can answer most of the practice/prior exam problems in 4 hours, you should pass. I've been told that this is the hardest of the preliminary exams to pass and many students require multiple attempts. That's of little consolation for me for I am still looking for my first actuarial job and paying $375 per attempt can quickly add up.

    Best of luck to all of us next week. I hope we all pass this exam and move on to exam C/4. AT this point, you either know the material or you don't. The last month should be spent on practice exams and not learning new material.

    Once again, good luck to all of us next week.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mathguy36
      Best of luck to all of us next week. I hope we all pass this exam and move on to exam C/4. AT this point, you either know the material or you don't. The last month should be spent on practice exams and not learning new material.

      Once again, good luck to all of us next week.
      Sounds like I'm '''''ed.
      Whether you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be running.

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      • #4
        I wouldn't say I'm '''''ed. I look at it this way. You never know how things will work out, so work hard and don't worry about it. I thought I had no chance at passing FM last sitting, then it turned out to be easy as actuarial exams go. I'm not saying M will be easy, but we may get lucky and the questions asked are on the topics we know best. I'm a firm believer that having a negative attitude just sets you up for failure. I hope I pass this time, but I won't act as if the world ended if I don't.

        If it's one thing I've learned lately is that as important as exams are, and as hard as we need to work at studying for them, there are more important things out there. For me, one of those things is taking my daughter to the park while we still have some nice weather before winter hits us full force. Of course once she goes to bed at night I hit the practice problems hard core. Anyway that's my 2 cents. Thanks for reading my ramble.

        Here's to us all being able to watch more football after Nov 8th!!!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by faramir
          You never know how things will work out, so work hard and don't worry about it.
          sounds good ... exactly what i need to do.

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