Ok, here's my situation. I've been studying since late June for REG. I've complete Yaeger's normal course, and some of the cram. I don't have a chance...I have myself to blame. My test is Wednesday.
I've been cramming for the last week and my head is all over the place. I have a solid grasp on Ind Tax, Property, and Partnerships. I'm severally lacking in Corp Tax, Gift/Estate Tax, all of Business Law, and all of the July updates. So I got a good grasp on maybe 30-40% of the material.
We have two kids (6 &7) and I started strong in July, but throw in a couple of late summer vacations, a job, and the fizzling of motivation and here I am...4 days until the test. My wife has been great for being supportive, but juggling work and the kids all summer caught up to me. And I decided not to ruin the vacation's by studying.
Here's the positives right now. I'm on a 4 day work week and work night's (3pm-1am)...leaving my days to study. The kids just started school last week (Alleluia!). My schedule is great for studying, and I retain info best once I wake up, I'll easily be able to do 6 hours a day M-F for AUD & FAR, plus weekends.
What do I do about REG? Here's my thoughts. I absolutely take it. But, I go in with the idea of using the test as more of a research (trial run) on what to expect from it once I have to retake it. I also think I'll approach studying in a whole new manner on my next sections. This summer I was so concentrated on getting through the modules I failed to concentrate what was really in the them, thinking I'd magically know them somehow, doh!
I have the NINJA notes and figured I'll just review them a few times for the test, so at least I'm familiar on the surface with the format and the vocab. I hate that I'm in this position, but really is 4 days enough (3 days off in that time) to try to get it together? Just work Wiley test bank MCQ's non-stop?
Part of me wants to say enough and open AUD with the understanding that I at least learned I have to understand each module before moving on, maybe bumping up AUD to give more time for FAR? I know my plan of attack will be different going forward at least. The idea of moving onto AUD is somewhat appealing to me, like a fresh start or something that will help get my motivation back.
I'm so scatter brained right now that I can't get myself to concentrate on hardly anything in REG...what would some of you do?
REG - 75
AUD - 10/12/11
FAR - 11/30/11