St. Patty’s Day and the BEC Blues

15 Mar 2011

Club 75 Candidate Bloggers

By Jay-O

Jay is a weekly columnist as a Club 75 Blogger, where he documents his journey through the CPA Exam. He has been a member of Club 75 since April 2010.

Week 24:

Wow, I just counted up my hours this week and logged a meager 13.25 hours, worse than last week. I was out sick two days this week (bedridden) and am still not feeling much better, but did manage to get to the library on Sunday for a 5.5 hour session. Okay, enough of the excuses. Nobody wants to hear it (myself included). I just told my wife too, just so she knows I’m shifting into overdrive for the coming week. My goal for the coming week will be 25 hours to make up for lost opportunity of the past two weeks.

The time I did spend studying this week, was spent working through Cost Measurement Method and Technique MCQ’s. I was a bit rusty on WIP and Finished Goods and the way they flow through the manufacturing process to COGM/COGS, but it’s all quickly coming back to me. I probably spent a bit more time than needed rereading that section and refreshing my memory, but well worth the time in my opinion, as there are so many variations on how they can ask a question on that topic.

I also wrapped up Just In Time, Total Quality Mgmt., Six Sigma, etc. and the Project Mgmt. Process. I actually did pretty well on those MCQ’s. Lastly, I started listening to the Economic Concepts section of Chapter 2 in Becker. I really like the instructor they have on this section, Mike Potenza. His pace is really good, his voice is very clear/crisp and I think he explains the concepts well.

This introductory section on macroeconomics certainly jogged my grad school memories on demand and supply curves, as well as shifting curves. I actually feel this will be pretty comfortable territory for me. I’ll let you know how the MCQ’s go though, that’s the real test. Plan for this coming week is to finish the Economics section lectures and MCQ’s, as well as refreshing my memory on corporate governance and Operations Management.

Someone please have a few St. Patty’s Day cocktails for me, as I’ll be in the library all week. Happy St. Patty’s day to all!

-Jay O

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