JEFF ELLIOTT
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JEFF ELLIOTT

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Does the New CPA Exam Change How You Study? – CPA Reviewed #77 [Listen on iTunes] [Listen on Google Play] [Listen on Stitcher] [Listen on Tunein] 1. Ashley: Just a quick question about the FAR changes. With the purchase of the FAR Book or Notes, can’t remember which, came a PDF summary of the exam changes. I’m looking for some clarification on what exactly isn’t being tested on the “new” exam. The Summary states that the Far Book 2, Chapter VI section on Investment Property is no longer tested. Is this already reflected in the book? I’m having trouble narrowing down which section this is alluding to in the version I have and I want to be sure I’m not spending time on something I shouldn’t be. 2. Dave: If I purchase the MCQ questions for FAR and AUD for $47 each is this an unlimited time window or is

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Swati says: I took Regulation twice. I scored a 73 and a 72. Both times my score analysis said I was weaker in simulations. The first time I took it, I was literally sweating while attempting simulations because I knew nothing, and I scored a 73. The second time I thought I did better on simulations than my first attempt and I was confident I would pass with an 80, but I ended up with a 72. Which was still a shock to me. Any advice? I used a (super expensive course) for all of this. I think I just need more questions to practice. Will Ninja get me there? Yes, I think adding something like Ninja MCQ will get you there if you go back through your super expensive course from start to finish. Follow the Ninja framework this time. Don’t highlight and all that stuff. Instead, follow the

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Charlie writes in, “Hi, Jeff, I’m taking FAR with Roger CPA. One problem I’ve noticed is I’m in chapter 10, and I’ve forgotten what I learned in chapter 1. However, I don’t have time to go back and review every day since I’m also a full-time student. A current daily CPA exam study time takes me about 4 to 5 hours, and I don’t have extra time for reviewing. What do I do?” You have to … Charlie, you have to take time to review, otherwise you’re going to take time to retake the exam when you fail. That’s the … well, that’s just me being honest. And you should always be honest. It’s one of my pet peeves. “Well, honestly,” or “To be honest” and I’m like, “Shouldn’t you always be honest?” All right. I took time in the podcast and on this video to share one of my

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Max says, “I’ve heard that you can request the AICPA to review your CPA Exam test to see if there was some sort of grading error in the system. Is this true? If so, is it true for the California State Board of Accountancy?” The California State Board determines whether or not you can take the exam and they also determine whether or not you can get your license. The California State Board of Accountancy, or whatever it’s called there, the CBA I think, they determine whether or not you’re eligible to sit for the exam and also your licensing and certificate after you pass. The exam itself is given by the AICPA, and NASBA, and Prometric. Any issues would go through them. It’s independent of the California State Board. For instance, if the power goes off during your testing, what’s going to happen, and this is what happened during

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