Hi Just wanted to give my views and experience for sims 1.
First the most great thing is meeting all the other students. You will be put many times during the week in groups of 3. The task dont take long so you get time to have some chit chat about our comman goals and how people are choosing brokerages. I found this one of the best parts of the experiance. Meeting people is always great and talking to others in same study boat.
I personally feel this sims1 could have been done in 4 days rather then 5. Most of us in our groups felt alot of time wasted. Like given 10 minutes per 3 group session when only 5 might have been needed. I also wished rather then student have to spend time figuring out answers to situations wish the teachers just told us the situation answers and made us understand it all then we can try in groups.
Another thing also I noticed sometimes in our big group with the teachers we had few student get us all sidetracked talking and asking teachers questions unrelated to sims1 topics and not related to exam. For example we had a commercial manager as one of the students who everyday would ask many questions which unrelated and more for commercial which come later on in course 4 and sims 2. This wasted much time which we could have focused on exam questions. They would take around 30min a day wasted.
Each day is full day and on exam day is shorter and you have an exam. Exam day can be tiring. Questions in the exam are very long and worded so sometimes you need to read a few time to make sure you understand. I was totally drained by end of my exam. I highly recommend try to be fresh in some way before starting exam. I was already tired so the exam just took all my efforts. Its not a hard exam but due to the long questions need to be mentally focused. Attention to details.
Dont wish to be negitive all in all was good week of learning.
Just keep a open mind and I am sure everyones exoeriances will be diferent. Any questions I can answer more about sims 1 let me know. Good luck to all.