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One week to go until Financial Accounting and Reporting and as it stands today, Im pretty confident with what I know so far and that if I can keep to my study plan up until next Tuesday that I will have a good shot at passing the test.
I made a list of what my weak areas were and I created a test of just that area and Id read every single text link and answer until I had it memorized and after I finished the mini-testlet I noticed that I felt as if I had learned the topic.
I felt confident that if asked a question, Id know it and know the concept behind it, or I at least have it memorized and hopefully itll stay in my head until the test is over. So Ive still got a few mini-testlets to do this week of areas where Im uncomfortable and Ill just do them this week, then this weekend do a practice exam and see where I am on topics. I also will have to set aside some extra time and focus on simulations, as 95% of my time so far has been centered on lectures and MCQs.
It seems my strategy has evolved so much in the almost 10 weeks Ive been studying so far. So Ill have a better idea of how to approach future exams as you really learn about yourself and what methods you learn best. Its been a roller coaster ride of emotions from frustrated, confident, guilty, annoyed, its hard to sum up.
I knew the exam was tough, but it really dominates your thought process and seeps into every single aspect of your life. Its even there as you sleep, at the grocery store. Its almost as if your playing a 24/7 chess game against the CPA Exam. Constantly strategizing, studying and plotting your next move.
Its mentally exhausting at times. It makes you long for simple times when you could just go to the grocery store and pick up milk without thinking of well if I get the Gallon instead of the half, I wont have to do this next week and Ill have an extra 20 minutes to study.
Next time you hear from me, I will have taken Financial Accounting and Reporting.