REG Up First + Countless MCQs

23 Jul 2011

Club 75 Candidate Bloggers

By jomarie

JoMarie 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 October 2010.

I hope everyone’s studying sessions are going well. This testing window I said to myself enough is enough. I have a schedule and I’m sticking to it. With 3 exams in one window, I don’t really have time to slack.

With me losing credits to 2 exams and facing to lose BEC at the end of September, I started thinking.

I looked back to 2009 – 2010, when I passed REG, FAR, and BEC. I said to myself, what did I do differently then, that I’m not doing now? I remembered spending countless hours doing an insane amount of MCQs. Taking my time reviewing the answers, why was that the right answer and why were the others wrong?

That must be it!! I’ve been getting away from my countless hours of studying and doing other things. I don’t know if it was guilt, of not doing much with my family then or what. So now this is what I do. I get up at 5am and study for 1 to 2 hours, if I don’t hit the snooze too many times. During lunch at work I study for about 1 hour, and lastly at home I study about 1 to 2 hours each night, usually when the girls are almost ready for bed.

That’s my Monday through Friday schedule. Sticking with that schedule, I’ve already logged in 16 hours this week since Monday (it’s Friday afternoon now). I probably would have gotten in more if I didn’t sleep in 2 mornings, and went to bed early one evening. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much caffeine you have.

For the weekends, it depends on what’s going on. I usually try to get up early. I keep my alarm set for 5am and get a few hours in before everyone gets up. Then if we have something going on, like someone’s birthday party, I usually try to schedule more studying time during the week so I can free up my weekend. I try not to attend too many functions right now. I tell everyone, “I can’t right now. I have a date with Roger CPA Review

I’m really enjoying watching Roger’s videos. With REG coming up on August 9, I don’t watch as many of Roger’s lectures as I should. My plan is to get all of his videos watched by the time I sit for REG. Then I can give my 100% to FAR. I just hope that won’t hurt me instead of helping me.

Watching his lectures has refreshed my memory with FAR but has also taught me some things I don’t really remember with Becker. I’ve picked up some additional information with inventory that either I don’t remember with Becker or I never really understood fully.

Well it’s time for me to go hit some countless MCQs.

Till next time!!


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Angie 13 years ago

What dates do you plan on taking your exams?