Series 24 Study Tips... HELP
I've had my 7 and 66 since '05. I recently recieved a promotion that involves supervising 16 registered reps. The material I have been provided to study from was STC and to be perfectly honest I have never had such a hard time in my life trying to focus and keep myself studing. (mentally I seem to find almost any excuse I can find not to). I took the exam about a month ago and scored a 55 which was my own fault. I am now looking to take the STC classes either in person in NYC (which would require a large commute from PA or some good coin for a hotel stay since it's a two day class) or the online version which is 4 half days. Has anyone bothered to take either of these? if so did it help? I was also lookign at the audio cd from Dearborn. This is hard enough to do while working 70ish hours a week and I could really use some pointers or tips. Thanks in advance for ANY help or guidance from my fellow reps.
I took my Series 24 about 4 years ago through Dearborn. I also did the 2 day class. I believe that I passed because I took the class. I am a so-so reader, but I really know that I do my best in a classroom setting. If you are working a lot, it might be beneficial to take the class just to get out of the high stress work environment to focus on the test.
If I remember correctly, the STC 24 material also can come with a cd containing five practice exams. If that is still available and you have the time, here's what I did: Read the STC material (once, then again with highlighter and notes) and then took the practice exams on the CD - Once through (ugly) and kept track of the wrong answers. I then went back through and took those again. Then took all practice exams a second time (ugly but better) and kept track of the wrongs again. Went back through those again. Finally went through all wrong answers again. With remaining time before the test (not much) I kept taking random questions. This yeilded a 75 first time around. Lots of work but better than taking the test again - I found the material quite challenging. Not sure if this will work for your schedule though - I had the opportunity to take two weeks off prior to the test to get it all done.
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