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Updates

We are constantly working to make Just Enough Prep the best experience it can be for our students. This page is a collection of recent website updates so you can learn how to use our new features.
Jan 17, 2024

Quiz & Deck Creator Revamp

We've redesigned our quiz and deck creator pages with a focus on visual cues to make the builders easier to use. These include:

  • When a top-level topic is excluded, the corresponding box will dim.
  • Footnotes to provide additional context on the filter you have selected (i.e. What is a gold standard problem?).
  • Separation of topics (i.e. Manual Rates / Underwriting) from parameters (i.e. math questions, starred questions).
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Dec 01, 2023

Purchase Materials Separately

We now allow individual platform features to be purchased separately – outlines, notecards, or practice problems. All offerings continue to come with our forever pass guarantee.

This can be especially useful if you are coming to us after failing an exam with another platform. Since you have already learned the material once, the outlines may not be as useful, and you may instead want to only make use of our innovative notecard algorithms and/or vast practice problem database instead.

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Nov 16, 2023

Guided Daily Actions

Take the guesswork out of studying by following our daily recommended actions, which are generated fresh each day and personalized according to your current progress.

We recommend a unique action plan each day based on your progress and exam timeline. Starting a couple months from the exam, the focus will be familiarizing yourself with the material by reading outlines and learning notecards. As we draw closer to the exam, the emphasis shifts towards completing practice exams.

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Nov 01, 2023

Website Redesign

We've completely redesigned our website with an increased focus on simplicity and ease of use. By popular demand, our color scheme is now dark mode for easier reading. All functionality remains the same.

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Be sure to check out our guide to ensure you are taking advantage of all the exciting features we have to offer!

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Aug 21, 2023

Formula Sheets

Due to popular demand, we are excited to release downloadable formula sheets for GHDP and GHVR (GHRM coming shortly). Formula sheets can be downloaded to PDF via the button on the right-hand side of the screen when on a practice problem page (dashboard, quiz builder, taking a quiz / exam, etc.).

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If you find any formulas you feel are missing and should be added to the sheet, don't hesitate to reach out and let us know!

Aug 05, 2023

All Chat-GPT features released for Risk Mitigation

We've released Chat-GPT features for GHRM. Now, all three Group & Health exams have Q&A search, autograding, and enhanced practice problems available for all students.

Happy studying!

Jul 16, 2023

Exciting announcements regarding Chat-GPT features

Following up on the release of our AI assistant for GHDP last month and based on user feedback from the previous exam sitting, we have several new updates to share:

  • Enhanced practice problems - Hundreds of new, improved practice problems that will more closely resemble actual exam questions. We also plan on releasing dozens more over the course of the next sitting.
  • Autograding - For recall-style practice problems (not mathematical), you can elect to have your answer graded by our AI assistant. Within seconds, you will receive a score, along with a thoughtful explanation as to why this score was chosen.

    We expect this tool to be invaluable to not only help students receive objective scoring, but also allow them to receive customized feedback to help them improve the way they answer exam problems.

    Below we provide a classic example where a student correctly answers the question, but does not provide enough detail for a full answer. Check it out in action:

  • All features now available for GHVR - All of these features have been released for GHVR and GHDP. We plan to release these same features for GHRM as soon as possible.
Jun 17, 2023

Introducing your AI assistant at Just Enough Prep

We are proud to announce the launch of our brand new AI personal assistant, Eupheus. Leveraging the power of the latest LLMs (ChatGPT), we are releasing the first iteration of an AI assistant that can factually answer questions about syllabus content in seconds and direct you to resources with relevant information.

Want to give it a shot? Simply open up the search bar at the top of the page, click “Ask Eupheus”, and type in your question.

Check it out in action below:

Some ideas on what you could ask: topics you want clarification on, previous exam questions, resolving a debate you have with your coworker, etc. - treat this as your personal ChatGPT specialized for your actuarial exam!

This feature has currently only been released for the GHDP exam - we plan on releasing it for both GHVR and GHRM in the next few weeks. If you are currently subscribed for GHVR or GHRM and want to give it a try, feel free to sign up for a free GHDP demo to get full access.

This is the first of several planned upgrades leveraging LLM technology. We also plan to release a feature that automatically grades conceptual-style (not Excel) problems, which will help you better understand how these questions might be graded and whether they are answering them adequately. Stay tuned!

We'd love to get your feedback about ways to improve this tool, what you like about it, or if you experience any issues. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at support@justenoughprep.com and let us know!

Apr 25, 2023

Create quizzes by target time length

At the request of one of our students, we've just released a feature that allows you to create quizzes with a targeted time length instead of a targeted number of questions.

Selecting a targeted time length for a quiz may be helpful if you want to design your own customized full-length exam or if you know exactly how long you have to study for and want to complete a single set of problems. Either way, I highly recommend saving some time immediately after the quiz / exam to review your answers, because that is where much of the learning / improvement occurs.

To use this new feature, go to the create quiz page and find the section in the bottom-right corner labeled "Quiz Length Options". From there you can select "By Time" and select the desired length of the quiz. The targeted number of points will update in real-time along with the targeted length.

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Other minor changes included in this update include the ability to select / de-select all by individual topics (via the checkbox to the left of each Topic in the screenshot below) as well as an increase in the question limit for quizzes.

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Apr 12, 2023

Recent changes to Prometric Center Experience for SoA Written-Answer Exams

It has come to our attention that the SoA recently posted several updates to the CBT experience for FSA exams. Please take careful note of these changes so you are not surprised come exam day. The most important change is the following:

There used to be a 15 minute read-through period that was added to the standard length of the exam. This is no longer the case, so the exam is effectively 15 minutes shorter. What used to happen is that for a 3 hour and 30 minute exam, students would be given 3 hours and 45 minutes, but now they will only be given 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Be sure to keep this in mind when practicing full-length exams and managing your time. The original link with the full detail can be found here.

Apr 09, 2023

Filter quizzes by previous exam sittings

It's been awhile since our last posting - we've been hard at work building a new text editor (coming soon) as well as improving the infrastructure behind the website.

However, we do still want to keep bringing you useful features to aid your studying efforts. A student recently proposed the idea to allow filtering practice problems by the previous exam sitting it came from, and so we built just that. This feature can be accessed via the create quiz page on the Problem Type tab:

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This only currently applies to math problems, but we will be adding support for notecards / conceptual problems in the near future.

Only 3 weeks left until the exam, now is the time to really dig deep and study hard. As always, don't be afraid to reach out to us directly if you need help with anything. Happy studying!

Mar 01, 2023

Bookmark practice problems

We've just released a feature that allows you to bookmark problems within a quiz / exam, much like you can in CBT. Up until now, you only had the ability to star problems, which would allow you to quickly come back to the problem outside of the quiz and find it between different quizzes, but there was no good way to mark problems to come back to within the same quiz.

In order to bookmark a problem during the quiz, simply click the icon at the top of the problem:

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You can then quickly return to this problem via the Quiz Overview page by filtering on bookmarked problems:

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Feb 26, 2023

Study time dashboard

We recently upgraded the study time tracking tool we released several weeks ago to a full blown dashboard:

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This dashboard not only makes it easy to understand your daily study habits and help ensure you put in enough time to be successful come exam day, but it also allows you to correct any mistakes the tracker may have made in the past.

To make an edit, simply click on the day you wish to change in the calendar (or the graph below it) and make the edits in the pop-up window:

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You can access the new study time dashboard here (when logged in).

Feb 22, 2023

Outline comments

We are pleased to announce the launch of our outlines comment feature, a natural follow-up to the notecard and practice problem comments feature released several weeks ago.

We wanted to give our outlines all the personal interactive benefits of a hard-copy: annotations and highlighting, while retaining the benefits of a digital copy: easy to carry, search, track progress, and interact with your instructor and fellow students.

With outline comments, you can now comment and/or star specific sections of the text, rather than the entire document all at once. It's similar to how commenting works in a Google doc. Here is what it looks like if you highlight a block of text:

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Selected text can be used to start a comment thread:

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Or be starred for personal use and returned to via the outlines dashboard:

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If you want to hide comments, you can turn them off via the toggle in the top-right of the outlines page (starred sections will still show up):

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Note: We previously had a feature that allowed you to star entire outlines. This has been removed in favor of starring specific sections of outlines. In the interest of not deleting saved progress made on starring outlines, any outlines that were starred previously have been updated to have the entire summary of that outline starred.

Feb 03, 2023

Notifications

You all should have received your very first notifications to bring you to this page. Welcome!

We're excited to announce the release of notifications. Currently the only types of notifications you can receive are when when we release new features (like this one!) or someone responds to your comments on notecards or practice problems. Coming soon are outline comments and notifications for newly added notecards and practice problems.

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Our goal is to help you stay more closely connected to your peers studying for the same exam, as well as all the new and exciting features we bring to JEP.

Jan 30, 2023

Updates page launched

Today is the day this page was initially released. We've gone ahead and added a few recent updates retroactively in case you weren't aware of some of the latest features added since purchasing the course.

Don't worry about bookmarking this page - we will be rolling out a notifications feature in the near future that will link you back to this page whenever we have something new and exciting to share.

Jan 28, 2023

Notecard grading keyboard shortcuts & comprehensive cheatsheet

In an effort to better support our power users and make interacting with notecards possible without needing to use a mouse, we've added keyboard shortcuts for grading notecards. As we now have quite a few notecard keyboard shortcuts, we also added an easily accessible notecard keyboard shortcut cheatsheet.

You can find the cheatsheet in the lower right-hand side of the screen when using notecards:

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The current notecard keyboard shortcuts are as follows:

  • ⬅ arrow key: Go back to the previous notecard
  • ➡ arrow key: Go to the next notecard
  • spacebar: Flip the notecard
  • h key: Show hint
  • l key: Show learning objective
  • 1 key: Grade 'I got it'
  • 2 key: Grade 'I ALMOST got it'
  • 3 key: Grade 'I need to review'
Jan 15, 2023

Comment threads

Today we released JEP's first social feature. You can now interact with other students as well as the course instructor through comment threads on each notecard and practice problem (outlines coming soon).

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One issue our founder Andrew had when he was studying for his FSA exams was that even though he was working at an employer with over 70,000 employees he was still the only actuary he knew taking each exam. He deeply missed being able to study with others like he did with the lower level exams for two reasons:


  1. Explaining concepts to others helps learning the concepts oneself.
  2. It's way more fun to study with others than alone.

The JEP platform is a great place to meet others taking the same exam. And who knows? You may even end up making some friends on here.


We will be rolling out a notification feature shortly so you can be notified when someone responds to your comment.

Dec 28, 2022

Study timer

Today we released a study time tracking tool that allows you to keep track of how long you have studied each day. The purpose of this tool is to help students pace themselves when preparing for their exam, making it easy to know if they are putting in enough study time per day.

The timer can be paused or restarted by clicking on the corresponding icon in the upper right-hand side of the screen:

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If you want to check your progress or update your study time goals, this information can be accessed by clicking on the timer to reveal the following menu:

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The default goal is 100 hours of studying per hour of exam, so for an exam like GHDP which is 3.5 hours, the default study time goal is 350 hours. The tracker will automatically update the amount of time necessary to study per day in order to reach the study time goal.

If you forget to pause the timer and walk away from your computer, it will automatically pause itself after it detects enough inactivity:

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