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Never thought I was going to read this (http://forum.300hours.com/discussion/comment/7701#Comment_7701) ... relaxing 1 month before the exam was really bad, I was so tired of studying and I just wanted it to end... I don't think I can study for that long time... I think my next strategy is start studying later but harder..I have two options: retake on december or on june next year. On december has all the benefits but one: I'd have to travel to Miami because there is no dec exam in my country (I already have a VISA so there is no problem with that, it's just the 500+usd I'd have to spend extra)
I started on february 1st, I reviewed all the schweser notes and made all the practice questions. about 90% of them were above 70%, some being 100% correct. I relaxed for like 3 weeks... and when I made my first test from the CFA webpage, I found out that I remembered almost nothing, WTF, it was incredible, I barely remembered if I studied the topics they were asking... I started reading some of the material again and found out almost 90% of that was stored in my short time memory... I was scared after being so confident... I started doing a lot of exams, and reading the hard topics again, the first week was bad and was still scared, but about 3 days before the exam I was feeling good again, getting 70%+ in some of the tests. I was so sure I was going to pass this, I really thought it was not that hard and I was getting 70%+ in 6+ topics...
65% average, band 10. In short the results were: all above 50%, 3 above 70% (alternative, equity, quant).