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"Deep" vs. "Light" Reading
This has probably been discussed elsewhere, but do people have an opinion on "Deep" vs. "Light" reading for the CFA curriculum.
Personally, I'm a "deep" reader. I need to truly get where the author is going and I find it difficult to continue when I come up against a concept or wording that I don't fully understand. Obviously this means that "deep" reading = "slow" reading and sometime I think I would do better to make a note of where I didn't fully get something and move on. This would allow me to get through the curriculum quicker (I'm half-way through SS15, so while I don't have tons of readings left, the stuff that is left is dense) and I feel like a certain amount of panic would be gone if I could say that I've read every page and then circle back to the parts that I didn't fully understand the first time. The problem with that is that approach is that the curriculum is often structured very sequentially (ie. not understanding section 4 makes it difficult to just skip to section 5 because it builds on what was written in section 4).
I'm putting a lot of pressure on myself to hurry up and get to the point where I can say "I've read every word of the curriculum", but I don't want to feel like I "cheated" myself to get there. Any thoughts?
PS. I realize that reading "every word of the curriculum" may be a misguided objective, but that's the approach I took for Levels 1 & 2 and it worked for me then. I am well-aware that the readings are repetitive and there is plenty of overlap, but a) I believe that repetition an overlap are actually an important part of developing a true understanding of this material as opposed to simply cramming 1,000 facts in your brain; and b) the exams are based on what's in the curriculum and I find it unacceptable to go into an exam knowing that there were parts of the curriculum that I left unread. Maybe this is an entirely separate discussion thread.