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Old 10-22-2009, 05:22 PM
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Remember, the graders have the full wording of the question in front of them, so you don't need to rewrite the question.

And you do not need to be writing in complete sentences or paragraphs.
You don't even need to write in english. If I'm unsure about a question, I always bust into some chinese and hope the grader gives up on the translation and gives me full credit.
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You don't even need to write in english. If I'm unsure about a question, I always bust into some chinese and hope the grader gives up on the translation and gives me full credit.
Sorry, it's got to be English or French.

If the grader doesn't understand it - zero points.

But it can be entertaining for a grader.
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my first sitting for this exam.....

for those who took it last year, how would you respond to the LMP question comparing individual countries if you had absolutely no idea what the individual characteristics of each were? how do you get any points in this situation?
I'd discuss LMPs generally. It seems that whenever a question asks a comparison on something specific, you can get points by talking about the general concepts/functions/ideas first, and then talk about specifics.

I'm not a grader, but I can't imagine you'd get zero points on the LMP question if you gave a broad description on how LMPs work and how they are different than social insurance.
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Sorry, it's got to be English or French.

If the grader doesn't understand it - zero points.
You have obviously never graded exams...
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You have obviously never graded exams...
You have obviously not read her advice.
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Yeah, hmm, looking at that article I wrote that I link to in the first post. And its title.

I haven't graded exams recently, of course. But I doubt it's changed too much in the last couple years.
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Sorry, it's got to be English or French.

If the grader doesn't understand it - zero points.

But it can be entertaining for a grader.
During the exam this past Friday, I was thinking that it would be fun to write just a little French (like "Bonjour!") so that I could check the box "My answers are written in English and French".

But then I realized that I'm probably borderline regarding whether or not I passed, and I didn't want to piss anyone off.
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Not pissing off the graders is a good strategy.
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The following items may be helpful in the run up to the SOA fall written exams:

First, an article I wrote on how to answer the written questions, so as to maximize your results [and not annoy the graders]:

http://soa.org/library/newsletters/t...-campbell.aspx

Second, attached, some study advice for the last weeks before the exam, and exam day strategy itself. I wrote it for my AFE seminar, but it's so general, it works for any of the written exams.
These are nice articles.

But what I am looking for is a perfect study strategy for whole 5 to 6 months. Neither of your articles contain that.
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