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Jul 30, 2008 7:28 pm

Well guys (and the sporadic gal), I take the S7 tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!

  Does anybody have any last-minute advice?
Jul 30, 2008 7:30 pm

Make sure you get at least 175 answers right.  Sorry, get a good nights sleep, eat breakfast (not a big one) and read carefully.  Good luck!

Jul 30, 2008 7:32 pm

LOL. And I do know about the ‘read carefully’ bit. I’ve been stung a time or two in practice exams because I raced through a question and missed a key differentiating point.

Jul 30, 2008 7:36 pm

You really will have lots of time if you read carefully.

  I wrote down the numbers of the questions that I was doubtful about on the scratch paper so I could go back and review.  Maybe they have a computer system where you can do that now?  It was a while ago.  Often the questions that you are doubtful about will be answered by another question later in the test.   Like Primo said.  Get lots of rest and eat a light breakfast.  After the test get really really drunk whether you pass or not.  You deserve it.   Good luck.
Jul 30, 2008 7:37 pm

How did you do on the practice curriculum?

Jul 30, 2008 7:40 pm

If you are with Jones and doing relatively well on the practice tests you are golden, I think i got an 84-85% on the series 7, the 66 was a little tougher, I eaked it with a 73%!

Good luck!
Jul 30, 2008 7:44 pm

They have 2 sets of practice exams. The first one they say is significantly tougher than the real test - they say score a 60% on it or better. I got a 76%. The last test was supposed to be very close to the real thing and I got an 86% on it. Overall chapter exams running 88%.

Jul 30, 2008 7:55 pm

Your an easy upper 80’s maybe in the 90’s

Relax... But I will say that the memory sheet for the formulas that jones reccomends to create was VERY helpful for trickier acct. formulas.
Jul 31, 2008 2:58 pm

maybe he is out getting drunk?

Jul 31, 2008 4:51 pm

DC you nailed it! I got a 91%!

If anyone cares, the stats I got back showed the average score is 73%, and only 66% of test takers are currently passing.

There really were no surprises on it. A lot of focus on options, and muni bonds, but that was what I anticipated.

Waiting for the score was 30 of the most excruciating seconds of my life.

Drinks are on me!

Jul 31, 2008 5:00 pm


Jul 31, 2008 5:34 pm

Today he drinks to celebrate… Six months from now, he’ll drink to forget!

Jul 31, 2008 5:37 pm

Man that’s awesome, congrats!!!

Jul 31, 2008 6:25 pm

…Told ya, now tell my new and prospective clients of my uncanny  abilities to forecast the future and we both will be set (just kidding)

Congrats! DC
Jul 31, 2008 6:30 pm

Congratulations, now the hard work starts.

Jul 31, 2008 9:39 pm

Thanks, buzzkil… er, I mean, Primo.  (<-- they really ARE gay, aren’t they?)

Jul 31, 2008 9:41 pm

3-5 years of pain, then a lifetime of joy.  Better?

Jul 31, 2008 10:16 pm

Are you talking about divorce or this job?

Jul 31, 2008 10:18 pm

LOL. My dad once said he’d never get remarried. He’d just go out every 4 or 5 years, find a woman he hates, and buy her a house.

Jul 31, 2008 10:19 pm

no divorce is 3-5 minutes of joy when you realize you don’t have to deal with her anymore, then a lifetime of pain as you pay alimony and no one else will marry her.