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I'm in. Got a 5 last time and, based on my grade report, I need to improve by about 1/2 point this sitting. 100's more hours for half a point!

Don't be that half pointer, it's the last October exam you need so study a lot now and get your summer and fall freedom back!
Any suggestions for studying or general approach to this exam?

I just sat for 6 and have my fingers crossed it went well but don't feel like I have the luxury of waiting for results to start studying for the next one so I am starting to read the 8 papers now (or at least what is left of them).
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How is 8 compared to 7?
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How is 8 compared to 7?
I don't think you're telling that joke correctly...
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I don't think you're telling that joke correctly...
Because ESTIMATION OF POLICY LIABILITIES, INSURANCE COMPANY VALUATION, AND ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT ADVANCED RATEMAKING FINANCIAL RISK AND RATE OF RETURN
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Because ESTIMATION OF POLICY LIABILITIES, INSURANCE COMPANY VALUATION, AND ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT ADVANCED RATEMAKING FINANCIAL RISK AND RATE OF RETURN
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Any suggestions for studying or general approach to this exam?

I just sat for 6 and have my fingers crossed it went well but don't feel like I have the luxury of waiting for results to start studying for the next one so I am starting to read the 8 papers now (or at least what is left of them).
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How is 8 compared to 7?
I honestly think 7 is the hardest exam, though I haven't taken 9. So it's not as bad as 7. Recently they've been awful at writing problems though. It's like they realize the material is not inherently difficult so they make up for it with intentionally ambiguous questions, creating tables that have no labels, asking a lot of fringe material questions, and asking things that aren't even covered in the syllabus. Last year I remember them having no questions on one of the most standard parts of the test, like the section everyone would have done the most practice problems on. It was like taking exam 5 and they don't ask you to create an LDF triangle.

All that said, I really think I should've passed last year. I started taking studying seriously later than I should have so I crammed a lot and still barely missed.
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I started taking studying seriously later than I should have so I crammed a lot and still barely missed.
When are you starting this time around?
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Late June probably.
Think I'm shooting for early June, which really means late June
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