Kelsey is a weekly Club 75 Blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam. She has been a member of Another71.com's Club 75 since June 2011.
The last two weeks have just flown by so quickly that I even forgot to write a post last week. I take BEC next Tuesday afternoon, and while I'm not 100% sure I'm ready for it, I am feeling better about the material.
Can you really be 100% ready for these tests?
I have been answering multiple choice question after multiple choice question until I am either reminded that, yes, I have to eat or I start to fall asleep over my computer. I don't always get the questions right, but I understand why I got them wrong and the right answer makes a lot of sense.
One of my biggest problems and why I get some of the questions wrong is simply reading the question wrong or not reading the whole question before I try to answer it. I've come to this realization at a pretty good time.
With just under a week I am going to start focusing more on the questions and taking my time reading and understanding what the actual question is before even looking at the answers.
Hopefully this will help me as I've always been a bit of an anxious tester. If I can just remember to breath and read until I understand, I feel like it won't be due to those types of errors if I don't pass.
Another thing I've been noticing as I'm going through the multiple choice questions is that I start thinking about what I would write if the question were to come up in the written response section. This might be a bit because I'm dreading this section quite a lot as I am not the best technical writer and have on occasion forgotten how a memo should look when formatted correctly.
Thinking about the different questions is my way of preparing for this section. I think that as long as I have thought about the topic and looked up more information about it if I can't think about enough information to even fill a paragraph, it will be better than writing practice sections. My first draft of papers was never the same as my final draft anyway and would probably not be the most beneficial way to allocate my study time.
I am going to get back to my multiple choice questions for now and will update again after the test.
Good luck to everyone testing in the next week!