CPA Exam Blogger Blake: Week 10

28 Jul 2011

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I'll get to that later…

So I’m coming down to a matter of days with my BEC exam, and I’m realizing that I have set aside large chunks of math intensive sections which I told myself, “I’ll just figure that out later.” Well, later has arrived and I have a lot of work to do.

I need to figure out a good chunk of Becker 1, 3 and 5. Conceptually, I’m not intimidated by BEC at all, but coming off of Audit where I never needed the calculator, I have definitely been gun shy of the 10 key function. I’ll have to bite the bullet over the next 9 days and keep the math as fresh as possible in my mind.

I also found out that my start date for my CPA firm has been placed for November 2, as opposed to the September 1 date I had estimated, giving me an extra two months of study time to take all the sections of the exam at least once.

I do admit that not working has been hard for me personally. I feel like a total bum not going to work and bringing in a paycheck, but I do have confidence that I will pass these four exams on the first time. I have to remind myself that I am “voluntarily unemployed”. If I don’t pass on my first attempt, I feel like I’m prepared enough to re-study and get a 75 sooner than later.

On that related note, I’ve been thinking about the AUD section I took three weeks ago. I keep going over the simulations in my head and thinking about my research question. I went back and forth on, of all things, the formatting of my answer for the research question.

I know it’s important to get those research questions correct, and I only practiced a couple of them before the exam. If I didn’t get that question, I would be surprised if I passed. But no worries, I only have to wait a full two months to find out how I did…what a pleasure.


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