Ace the CFA® Level III
(The ideal supplement for self-studiers)
No more ambiguity
“How exactly should I answer the CFA Level III morning essays?”
You’ve learned so much content, but how should you put it on paper? Write too little and lose points for not answering thoroughly enough. Write too much and waste valuable time.
In this course, I’ll teach you a specific answer structure I’ve developed.
- You’ll see command words such as “explain,” “justify,” “support,” etc. Don’t worry! Follow my format and you’ll garner all available points without wasting a word.
“How does scoring work?”
This is a standardized test, which means there’s an objective scoring system.
I break down grading and scoring for you on the various question formats.
- After you learn the scoring system, you’ll know exactly how to craft your answers.
“How do I know I’m practicing correctly?”
- You need feedback. You need an answer key. CFA Institute’s guideline answers are not acceptable on the actual exam.
I provide answer keys, with grading, for 11 actual past CFA Institute morning session exams (2007 – 2017), organized by subject matter, covering over 100 questions. This way, you are able to practice all of a certain topic’s questions together (i.e. Individual / Behavioral, where many candidates stumble), and then grade yourself.
You can also purchase a live grading service for one past CFA Institute morning session exam of your choice.
Practice doesn’t make perfect – practice makes permanent. So make sure you’re practicing correctly.
Here's A Sample Lesson
Here's A Bonus Segment - A Time Management Hack
- Video lesson detailing the scoring system of the CFA Level III morning essay, as well as the specific answer structure I’ve developed, ensuring you garner all available points without writing any more than necessary
- Video lesson laying out common mistakes on Level III (hint: this is not Level II) and keys to passing the exam
- Answer keys for 11 actual past CFA Institute morning session exams (2007 – 2017), organized by subject matter, covering over 100 essay questions
* I do not provide the actual past exams nor guideline answer sheets – these can be found online for free
- Relevance guide for past CFA Institute morning session exam questions, updated for the June 2019 curriculum, organized by subject matter
- Grading service & feedback for one past CFA Institute morning session exam (I recommend 2018)
I know how to take tests. I scored in the 90th percentile on the CFA Level III exam and over 70% on every single topic on the CFA Level I and II exams, earning the CFA Charter in three consecutive years. (Before the CFA exam, I scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT I, SAT II, and GMAT®).
What’s my secret? Deliberate practice. This obviously requires an answer key for feedback. I’ve found the problem candidates encounter on the CFA Level III essay is that they have no answer key, and thus no mechanism for feedback. So, I’ve decided to provide one.
I’ve also found the professional instruction on how to answer the essay questions far too unspecific and open to interpretation. I believe in understanding the system, and then finding the optimal solution. This is why I’ve broken down the scoring system and have developed an answer structure that is repeatable, so you can apply it yourself.
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This course was a compass out of the wilderness for me. The tools that I learned gave me a new confidence around the morning essays, and I have gone from dreading the upcoming exam to really looking forward to it. Thanks Alex, for creating this invaluable program.
This course has been an immense help to my preparations for L3. Now entering crunch time for June I have been nervous about the essay section but this material has been a game changer. Alex's system provides a very clear and methodical approach that cuts out silly time wasting mistakes you may not have even realized you were making. Thank you!
There is simply nothing like this course out there. It takes the hardest part of the CFA and gives you a way to conquer it. Thank you!!!
I highly recommend taking Alex's course for all CFA L3 candidates. The course gives you much needed structure and strategy with which to confidently tackle the essay portion. Candidates taking this course are giving themselves a huge advantage!
Alex is a great teacher with clear thought process and a vision of big picture. Not only he can explain complex subjects using simple, straight forward language, he also is skilled in conquering exams with useful/smart tactics. L3 is challenging and I have learned so much from his review session and methodologies. I’d highly recommend this course to anyone who’s studying for CFA! Thanks Alex!
The review session with Alex was very insightful and provided me with new perspectives and understanding of the CFA L3 A.M challenge and how best to approach the questions. I would definitely recommend this course as part of any L3 review strategy.
Your guide provides the Level 3 candidate with a map that helps to point in the right direction in preparing for the essay portion of the exam. It encompasses a lot of tips in a more methodical way of approaching the essay. I feel like you've armed me with a rocket launcher. I will highly recommend your course to any L3 candidate. Thanks again.
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