Part of the UFE Report contains both the solutions to each simulation as well as a sample response. While these can both be very useful in their own way to you they can also be very discouraging if you don’t understand what they are and the purpose they service.
The UFE Solutions
You need to understand that these solutions are just the complete solution to each simulation and do not represent what is expected from UFE candidates in an actual response. It would take most people significantly more time to come up with a response like that. So don’t by any stretch of the imagination interpret the solutions as to what’s expected from you. They are only there to study and learn from and they serve that purpose well.
The Sample Response
Wow! These things are almost as good as the actual solution some times. There are many people that feel they aren’t actual responses but the UFE Report states that they are so we’ll assume it’s true. Again, I want to state that the majority of people cannot achieve anything close to this level of response and you should not be discouraged if your responses are not looking like these samples. I never even bothered to read them except when I was looking for ways to improve my responses on certain issues in an exam-like response form. These would be medalist level responses which only the best of the best could achieve. While you can’t expect that your responses will be similar to these, you can learn from them. You can read these and see how they integrate the case facts, how they present quants and occasional tricks to save time so they do serve some purpose.
A Real Response
An early-on/mid study period real response may look something more like this one which is “Pharmex Inc” (2007 P3 S2). I’m not saying this is an ideal response but it’s an average real candidate response so you might be better off measuring yourself against a response like this over the above two.
I wish I could write responses like these samples! Do these samples ever get you down? Tell us in the comments!