Persistence Rules to Pass the CPA Exam

03 Oct 2011

Club 75 Candidate Bloggers

By kimj

Kim is a weekly Another71 Facebook blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam.

As I’ve read some of my fellow bloggers’ updates in the last week, I’ve noticed that the common thread between all of the stories has been persistence.

It’s what those who have been successful have had to have, and it’s what those of us who are still on the roller coaster have to have.

Persistence separates those who eventually get the three letters behind their names and those who don’t. As William Eardley IV says, “Ambition is the path to success; persistence is the vehicle that you arrive in.”

After the emotions from last week have settled down from learning that I scored a 73 on REG on the heels of making a 74 in the prior window, I’ve re-grouped and am ready to tackle REG again.

I packed up my FAR study materials for a short spell and unpacked the REG materials once again. The task at hand is to improve my simulation score and keep my multiple choice skills where they were on the last test.

One valuable piece of information I read this week is not to let yourself fall into the trap of believing that when you are retaking an exam part that you only have to improve by a certain number of points over your last score. There are too many variables that change from one testing window to another and from one version of the exam to another version of it.

I remember hearing as a young girl that the road to success is always under construction. Well then move over construction, I’m coming through in this last testing window!


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