Hello all. Tough week, as expected, but I did manage to log 18 CPA Exam study hours. My whole day Saturday was spent with the family. The girls had two birthday parties on complete opposite sides of the metro New York area, so in addition to the parties, we spent a good amount of time in the car traveling through traffic.
At any rate, I planned ahead and logged 13 hours during the week in order to make up for the lost study day and got myself pretty close to the 20 hour weekly target. I will make up the difference in the coming week.
I finished up the Information & Communication chapter and started working on Strategic Planning. Wow, Becker really saved the worst for last with all the formulas. I was expecting Strategic Planning to be a breeze, but what a surprise.
Actually, there are many more formulas in BEC than I anticipated, so Ive decided to make a word doc of all the formulas, so I can drill them and remember them all. As Ive said when I made my way through each of the chapters, the formulas and concepts all make sense, but memorizing them is a different story.
I must say, I may have slightly underestimated BEC thus far, but I still have a month until exam day and have almost finished the lectures, so I will have to increase the intensity. I have seen some folks on another71 discuss their underestimation of BEC, so Im using their experiences to avoid the same pitfall (thanks Jeff for the awesome resource)!
During the coming week, I plan to finish up Strategic Planning, complete my formula sheet and begin reworking multiple choice questions. I also plan to up the intensity and try to log at least 22 or 23 hours. Dont forget to mail in your tax returns, I will be dropping mine off at the post office this week. Good luck to all.