I added a little progress meter to the top as a visual reminder of my progress through the ASM manual for my next exam, which is in June. I think I could spend a few hours tweaking the progress bar design-wise, but then I probably wouldn’t get much studying done today. I watched a video at work yesterday that told me that visual metrics aid in completing goals but I like to make things pretty so making the bar look nice is like a goal in itself for me. Maybe I need a progress bar for redesigning the progress bar! This is my second thorough run-through the manual. It’s quite a hefty tome so it looks like it’s going to be more of a long marathon run than a short jog through the park. Failing Exam C is like completing a marathon and then having to do a do-over from the start because your shoes were untied midway through. Not very fun.
AnonymousFebruary 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm
The actuarial exams are known to be one of the most difficult professional exams. They are “tough”. Another aspect: the ability to do both art and math professionally is truly rare and remarkable; regardless of which actuarial exam one may advance to.
theoFebruary 22, 2011 at 8:50 am
That’s true but not as impressive as the circus performer/nuclear scientist combo.
AnonymousFebruary 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm
The progress chart is almost as exhilarating to watch as the stocks. Better, it progresses in the right direction steadily all the time.
theoFebruary 25, 2011 at 3:52 pm
I’m watching it all the time, and I know what chapter I’m on!