My CFA Study Tracking SheetIA
I managed to pass Level II with a good breakdown (> 70% in 7 sections including all the big ones, 3 between 50-70) in exactly three months. I attribute my success mainly to discipline and desire to pass (Unlike 90% of people taking the test, I've been wanting to take the test since sophomore year, when I learned that 1/5 PMs had their Charter) but also this little simple sheet I created.
The sheet is very simple. I don't think I have to explain much. So I will be brief.
1. Only you will be seeing this sheet, So you'll only be lying to yourself if you inflate hours. I used my iphone timer and paused every time I went to the washroom or took a break. That 10 hour day somewhere on that sheet was the equivalent of 15 hours from the time i left to study till I came back.
2. I like these sheet over using calendars mainly because it takes 30 seconds to input. You can also add a comment section to input your thoughts about the study session.
3. The statistics page helped me 'catch up' over the weekend. I would see my hours per day page on Friday and if it was under 3, I would try to get that avg to 3 over the weekend.
4. I HATED seeing 0 hours studied on a day. I think its only there once. This consistency in studying kept my brain inmode the entire time. I think this was also a big part of my success.
I plan to use this for level 3. If you have any questions about my study experience, post below