CPA Exam Blogger Blake: Week 11

Well, I’m looking right in the face of BEC, and to be honest, I’m not all that comfortable with it. Even though I've gone back and practiced all of the questions three times, I’m still not at the confidence level I was when I took AUD three weeks ago.

Part of me blames myself for procrastinating and putting off the “hard parts” until a week before the exam. I've been going through each MCQ and writing down my notes for every one of them.

It took me close to five hours for the Cost Accounting section on Becker 1 (don’t even ask about B5)! Hopefully, they are just over preparing me for the MCQs, as they did for Auditing.

I do allow myself a “weak” section; B5 has become my entire “weak” section though. We’ll see if that gets me in the end.

There is no rest for the weary though. I take the BEC exam Friday, August 5th. On Sunday, August 7th I begin the Becker “Fast Pass” course in Seattle for *gulp* FAR. I’ll take all nine FAR classes over the process of about 14 days. Even worse, summer finally arrived in Seattle and I’m in the library from open to close.

I do feel lucky in some regards. This is just my 11th week of the studying process, and I am already half way through my first attempt at two of the exams. Over the next 12 weeks I will take a crack at FAR and REG and will, at the very least, have a good base to restudy for each section while I am working.

Does it usually take less time to restudy for a section or do you guys start over from the beginning?


Related Posts

FAR Exam Complete: The Wait for My Score Begins

Karen is a NINJA CPA Blogger. Hey fellow NINJAs!! It’s been quite a while since my last blog but things have been kind of crazy to say the least. I took my FAR exam on Monday, November 5th. I put in an incredible amount of study time for this exam. I have no clue as […]

Flexible Regulation Plans + Decisions to Make

Megan is a weekly Another71 Facebook blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam. This week has been incredibly productive. I moved to a new apartment and still managed to fit in some time to study. It helped that I planned ahead and took a half day off of work to visit a […]

Three Sections of Audit Down, Two to Go!

Sherri is a weekly Another71 Facebook blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam. Well, I guess that the best thing that I can say about the Audit Section is that at least it’s not FARE! I’ve been really working to try to get all of the Sections in my Roger CPA Review […]

“Sick” of W-2s + Not Ready to Schedule FAR

Kricket is a weekly Club 75 Blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam. She has been a member of’s Club 75 since May 2009. Well I started the year out with the best of intentions that have all gone wrong. I was going to focus on my work and studying so […]

Leave a Reply


Blake 11 years ago

Ugh...Week should be weak...Ironic that I thought I would do just fine for the Written Communication!

Jeff - 11 years ago

I fixed :)

Shawn 11 years ago

If you've only got one "weak" section, I'd say you're in good hands. Good luck on the 5th!