How to Study like an analyst using MasterCFA

This post is the second post from our 3 Day email series, here we showcase how we have systematised and structured the process of CFA exam prep using principles taught in the first video.

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So the steps are simple and here's how to do it in MasterCFA.

Steps 1 & 2 :

Read the LOS and understand what is expected of you - make notes for your initial understanding

We have accomplished this is MasterCFA by providing you with a video showcasing the LOS and the notes section on the right.

You can copy paste the LOS from the video description as well into the notes and write your initial thoughts.

Here's a small video showing it in action

Step 3:

Deep dive into the summary and update your notes

We provide a summary at the end of each playlist - and you can traverse the playlist in any order.

So go down to the summary cards and start updating your initial understanding. The goal of this exercise is to help you see what the author of the reading feels is important. So try connecting the various summary points into your own words and structuring them according to LOS.

Here's a small video showing it in action

Step 4:

The next part is very important - it helps establish a starting point of your application.

Doing questions is important, doing questions before studying is even more critical for a budding analyst. Great questions that unlock insights are the lifeblood and fuel for analysts. So start building the practice now. You don't need to be scared of uncertainty but learn to embrace it, and solve through it confidently.

We provide you with 5-10 critical questions and establish you initial benchmark. But wait! You can't see the solutions yet. We deliberately only show you the results and not analysis or solutions. The goal here is to see the improvement in the 'post-study' test. So after the next step you will be able to re-take the questions. Any improvement in the score will be a resounding success to you having learnt something!

Here's what it looks like!

Step 5:

After the pre-quiz, you can now watch our precise, concise to-the-point videos that have engaging animations and storytelling. We walk you through the critical concepts and theory in action and try to build recall through stories that go beyond the curriculum.

Here's what that looks like:

Step 6:

Now you are ready for the post-quiz. The proof is in the pudding as they say. So attempt the questions and now see what you have learnt.

So now you know. The only thing remaining is to implement!

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