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.
Hello all, another grueling week, gone by. I logged 28 hours last week. I spent my time reviewing Corporate, Partnership, Estate, Trust and Gift Taxation, as well as keeping fresh on Sales, Contracts, Sole Proprietorships and Joint Ventures.
Im so fried at this point that my time studying is certainly not as efficient and effective as Id like it, but I need to fight through these last days like a marathon runner digging deep during that last 6-7 mile stretch. The end is so close, I can taste it, just have to keep my mind focused.
Work has been hectic. I havent left before 7 pm on any night, except this past Friday (6:40 pm). I did, however, manage to get a few days off this week, so Ill have that plus the weekend to get completely immersed in REG for my Monday exam.
Pretty funny story, my wife just came to me today about one of her best friends kids birthday party this coming Saturday. I guess she hadnt mentioned it earlier, because she knew the timing couldnt be worse. Uuuum, aint happening. She and the kids can have a blast, however my butt will be plastered to a chair in the library all weekend long.
I started going through Individual taxation today, so will get through that and Secured Transactions before I begin taking my practice exams on Thursday or Friday of this week. I have and will continue to work through Becker, Wiley and cpareviewforfree.com questions on all topics.
I noticed that the questions on cpareviewforfree.com seem to be very long and wordy, so glad Im going through those. Im seeing a-lot of duplicate questions between Becker and Wiley, but Wiley does have a good amount of different ones that I hadnt seen in Becker.
Finally, a question for all the REG gurus out there . How much time is too little time for the TBS? I know it can vary, but do you really need to save an hour for TBS or can 40/45 minutes be sufficient? Im seeing a few of these TBS questions on Becker that only took me 5-6 minutes to complete, so Im wondering if thats realistic?
Thanks for your comments. Best of luck to everyone sitting for an exam this week. Wish me luck!!! Ill be back with an update after I take my exam next week.