74 … Really!?!
Megan is a weekly Club 75 Blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam. She has been a member of Another71.com's Club 75 since April 2010.
No baby yet, but I did get my BEC grade.
I have gotten a total of 5 failing grades so far now (3 BEC, 2 FAR), and 74 hurts the worst. It might be because I totally deserved the others, and this one I guess the AICPA says I deserved, but it's hard to swallow after all the studying I did.
I plan to take it again May 31st. It seems like a crazy plan considering I'll have a one month old baby, but looking at all the other options and details (which I won't bore you with!), May 31 really is best.
I wish the diagnostic reports had “Your Performance” numbers like they used to, but it's probably a good thing I don't know exactly how many points I was away from passing on each. I scored “Comparable” with passing candidates in Corporate Governance and Economic Concepts and Analysis, “Stronger” in Information Systems, but “Weaker” in Financial Management, Strategic Planning, and Operations Management.
Obviously, this means I need to study the calculations for cost and finance harder. I have consistently done well on IT and Economics on each BEC exam I've taken, so it would be easy to skip over these, but I know I need to study over these sections as well. Maybe if I would have had a little more studying in on Economics to score “Stronger,” I would have passed. Who knows. So, back to the drawing board a couple weeks after the little mister is here.
I take FAR on Friday. I am currently doing my final review, and plan to spend a lot of time on leases and bonds. I am still having trouble with it, so I really want to get it down. I feel pretty comfortable with most other sections, but I decided to take a PTO day Thursday to have an intense ‘recap' day on everything after (hopefully) nailing leases and bonds.
Good luck on everyone's study plans this week!