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NINJA CPA Review

Kimberly is a NINJA CPA blogger. I’m not happy with my progress. After failing AUD in February, I am burned out. It’s very scary to think my dream could be slipping away. After all of the time and resources I have invested studying for the CPA exam, I truly don’t want my efforts to go to waste. I need to be rejuvenated and reminded of why I started studying in the first place. Some people are able to dig deep and motivate themselves. I am far past finding any motivation within. I have been sitting for exams, on and off, for 8 years. It’s time to get creative about progressing through this process. I have some ideas I believe may help me with moving forward with my study plan and spice things up a bit. After giving it serious thought, I realize I will be more inspired with different surroundings. Being around

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NINJA CPA Review

Kimberly is a NINJA CPA blogger. I took about 10 days to sulk over my failing AUD score. I had convinced myself that I would officially and unapologetically quit the exam altogether. I was so over what I had perceived as rejection by the CPA exam gods. I was so close, yet so far away at the exact same time. Then, by the 11th day, I had a change of heart and a new perspective. According to my Score Notification, I performed “Stronger” on my multiple choice questions and “Weaker” on my simulations, just as I had expected. I knew those questions inside out and was really confident about the material. I took my time and answered each question while being careful to look out for key words that indicated an exception to a rule. It definitely showed in my performance too. Conversely, the simulations are always tough for me

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NINJA CPA Review

Kimberly is a NINJA CPA blogger. I was waiting for the clock to strike 12:00am to check my AUD exam score just like I am pretty sure a lot of other exam takers were. In the back of my mind, I was hopeful for a passing score. Still, I have been burned by the shock of failure so many times and know that it is an equal opportunity employer. One can never get too cocky or arrogant when it comes to the CPA exam. You can believe you passed, when in fact you didn’t and vice versa. While always remaining positive, I still have to brace myself for the outcome and that’s exactly what I did. With the help of NINJA, I knew without a doubt that I conquered the multiple choice questions on the exam. However, the task-based simulations through me for a loop. They always do. After visiting

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NINJA CPA Review

Kimberly is a NINJA CPA blogger. I typically sit for exams on Sunday. That allows all day Saturday to review notes and crank out mini sessions of NINJA MCQ in the most difficult areas. This time around, there were no Sunday dates, so I had to take AUD on a Saturday at 12:30pm. I got to the testing center at 11:30 am, which gave me time to review my notes in the car for 30 minutes. I’ve been to this Prometric site more times than I care to count, so I know the routine. I felt prepared enough to nail any MCQ thrown at me and to successfully think through the ones that posed a bit of a challenge. One of the things I’ve learned is to take my time and carefully read each question along with the answer choices. There were many instances at home where overlooking one critical word in the question caused me to get

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