About the BattleBoard

  1. What is the BattleBoard? After logging in, you’ll have access to the BattleBoard, which shows your BRQ-subScore by reading, as well as your overall BRQ in the top right corner of the navigation bar next to your name.

    sorting Click ◆ to toggle BattleBoard sorting by reading/rank/score.

  2. How do I get to the BCs (BattleCards)? To manually select individual BCs for review, follow the directions on the BattleBoard. Example: Select the BCs in OSFI’s minimum capital test reading...

    • Under "Select Readings", click the ‘select’ button on the OSFI.MCT row
    • Click
    • You should now see about 80 BCs on the MCT paper.
    • (Ignore the Optional Settings for now.)

    Here's some important info about the BattleCard screen:
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    • Click anywhere in the cell containing the question.
    • The green or red colour in each cell in the status column indicates whether you got that BC right or wrong on your previous attempt.
    • If you have not attempted the BC, the colour will be tan.
    • The and buttons in each cell are for self-scoring your current attempt on that BC.
    • Since these BCs are self-scored, you must be brutally honest with yourself on whether or not you know the answer, otherwise the system won’t work.
    • This icon indicates a calculational problem (CP) versus a memory BC.
    • Click On it to go to the actual CP.
    • Since the CPs have a numeric answer, they are NOT self-scored. (Darn, you can't cheat!)
    • You can redo the CP (with different numbers) as many times as you want.
    • Your score goes up every time you get it right. (MAX score is 10.0)
    • Individual BCs are given a numerical score by the BattleActs100 scoring algorithm. (MAX score is 10.0)
    • Your BRQ-score next to your name is updated in REAL-TIME.
    • As you click through each BC, the impact to your score appears just to the left of your name in a LARGER, red font.
    • Ex: If you see +12, that means your BRQ went up by 12/1000 percentage points. (Sometimes, due to web traffic, your score impact incorrectly displays as 0 even though the database was updated correctly. If this happens, just click the or again, and it should display properly.)
    • Duplicate BCs are always scored zero. (These are BCs that have appeared on MORE THAN 1 EXAM) Note, however, that duplicate BCs are not visible UNLESS you are viewing BCs by exam.

  3. How do I use the BattleBoard & BCs to study? As you’re working through the BattleCards, it’s helpful to have the corresponding BattleWiki article open at the same time.

    1. I like to have the BattleBoard (or BattleCard screen) and the BattleWiki article open in separate windows. You can then use alt-tab to hot-key back and forth between the two.
    2. The BCs roughly follow the text, but I’ve reordered some of the concepts to streamline the presentation.
    3. Note that in the OSFI.MCT paper, the first 15-20 BCs cover section 1. I suggest reading through all of section 1, then going back to study these 15-20 BCs.
    4. On the first day, you will probably have to click for most of them.
    5. The next day, you’ll presumably get more of them right, and so on for each successive day of study, until you get them all right.
    6. You must get a particular BC correct 4 times in a row (not necessarily on consecutive days) to get a perfect score of 10.0 on that BC.
    7. Note that the scoring algorithm reduces the score on an BC if you wait too many days to review it. This simulates the fading of memory over time. With the volume of material on this exam, it isn’t enough to learn something once and move on.

  4. New Material vs Review: You must divide your daily study between covering new material and reviewing old material. At the beginning, most of your study will be on new material, whereas nearer the exam, most of your time will be in review. The ‘lapse’ column indicates how many days it’s been since you last reviewed that BC. This leads us to the next point below...

  5. Filtering BCs: When you review, you can use the Optional Settings on the BattleBoard to filter only those BCs that have low scores. For example:

    1. In Option A, you could select only BCs with a score lower than 6.0. This allows you to focus on areas of weakness without having to waste time on BCs that you already know well. Thanks to the BattleActs100 scoring algorithm, your high-scoring BCs will eventually become low-scoring BCs, so even if you always select BCs with scores lower than 6.0, you will eventually cycle through all BCs.
    2. Options B & C are self-explanatory. They simply allow you to filter the BCs more finely.

  6. Return to BattleBoard: When you’re finished with this set of BCs, you can return to the BattleBoard by clicking the BattleBoard link in the navigation bar.