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Old 11-06-2017, 04:04 PM
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any university of waterloo alumni around? Frank reynolds used to rant at least once or twice a term during every single class i had with him about UW being the worst center for SOA exam cheating in all the world
why cheat when the SOA path is so easy? jk

i'd like to hear how/why UW "the worst center for SOA exam cheating in all the world"

i never cheated or entertained the idea
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Haven't read through the whole thread, but closest thing I've seen / heard of to cheating in an exam was hearing about a proctor that practically offered to extend time limit and several people accepting and working beyond the limit for 15-20 minutes. I feel like these proctors need to be trained just a little bit more sometimes...
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Haven't read through the whole thread, but closest thing I've seen / heard of to cheating in an exam was hearing about a proctor that practically offered to extend time limit and several people accepting and working beyond the limit for 15-20 minutes. I feel like these proctors need to be trained just a little bit more sometimes...
The instructions a very clear. One of the other students taking the exam that day that did not elect to use the extra time should report the proctor as well as the students. All of them would get in trouble and that individual would never proctor another exam.
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I've got this system, not sure if it's cheating. Before the test I make a list of all the things on the test. I'm talking every key idea, every list, every equation. I make flash cards with all of this information and review it multiple times. Then, when I go into the test, I've got all of this information stored in my brain. No one suspects a thing.
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I've got this system, not sure if it's cheating. Before the test I make a list of all the things on the test. I'm talking every key idea, every list, every equation. I make flash cards with all of this information and review it multiple times. Then, when I go into the test, I've got all of this information stored in my brain. No one suspects a thing.
Thanks for stealing the system I was gonna use. At least implement it slowly, so as not to raise suspicion. #theimitationgame
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I've got this system, not sure if it's cheating. Before the test I make a list of all the things on the test. I'm talking every key idea, every list, every equation. I make flash cards with all of this information and review it multiple times. Then, when I go into the test, I've got all of this information stored in my brain. No one suspects a thing.
exactly about what I was going to post too, but after a couple years of failing out at the university and partying everyday, I was so dulled down when I re-entered the college level in community college.

My 1st course was trig, and I was thinking is it cheating if I memorize all the formulas? I think I asked my tutor and it was so funny because that's the point in my life I grew up after years of (what I said above) and realized that maybe I AM really smart. So I started studying and memorizing and getting A's.

Years later, I'm near ASA. I will give you my secret cheating method of memorizing formulas. Back when there was the MLC exam, I think there were like over 300 flash cards. that's a lot of formulas, or cheating
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why cheat when the SOA path is so easy? jk
this. not that hard fellas
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I haven't... I got into this career by being honest to a fault, deeply unambitious, and capable of passing in one try.

But I do not doubt that other people are desperate to get qualified, lack the same advantages I have, and will cheat, and we will probably never know.

Mostly imagining young college grads who "need" an EL job and don't have the math, or older analysts who have promised their wives and families that they won't have children until they are fully credentialed.
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I don't know why anyone would ever want to risk this. Apart from it being an idiotic and crumby thing to do, passing an exam a sitting earlier than you otherwise would have is not worth the risk of you losing credentials when you're caught.
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