Kricket 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 May 2009.
Since I was doing something different to prepare for this exam, I thought I would chronicle my experience of staying in a hotel for 3 days to prepare for REG.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
1:05 p.m. Leaving home now for the nearly 2 hour drive to the town where the testing center is located.
3:05 p.m. Checked into hotel and discovered that it was cheap for a reason. Im in a DUMP. But then Im not here for the atmosphere. Im here to study. Ive got everything I need and I shouldnt have to leave the room until tomorrow at supper time. Even though it is a No-Tell Motel, Im glad I didnt wait until the day of the exam to drive down here. My shoulder is really hurting.
9:04 p.m. Just finished a 24 question quiz on the online Wiley Test Bank with a 94% over six modules. Im doing two 24 question quizzes on one module then doing a 24 question quiz on each module completed. Im leaving the tax modules for last because that is my weakest area and I want it to be fresh for the exam on Wednesday. The shoulder is really hurting so Im thinking its not going to be a really late night.
11:32 p.m. Im not sure what the people next door are doing and frankly I dont really want to know but its very loud. So no sleep equals extra study time.
Monday, November 28, 2011
4:05 a.m. My hotel room is just a larger version of my college dorm room. Its old, has a terribly uncomfortable bed, kind of smells funny and has loud neighbors. Second quiz on Federal Securities: I scored a 96%.
3:51 p.m. I have discovered that I need coffee to get me through this. Sales are so boring that it is taking massive quantities of caffeine to keep me awake. Of course Ive been up for quite a while.
5:28 p.m. Question SALE-0042 in the Wiley Test Bank has a typo in it and in the answer. The first time I read it I was stumped as to what seasonably notify meant but then I realized that it was supposed to be reasonably notify. Thats funny, or maybe its not and Im just really, really tired.
10:21 p.m. There comes a time in each module that the information starts to click. For Secured Transactions it was in the middle of a 24 question quiz. The first 12 I got wrong. The second 12 I got right and I knew why they were right and why the incorrect answers were wrong. I wonder if my brain is beginning to warp itself into understanding REG.
11:02 p.m. The neighbors either left or are as tired as I am because all is quiet next door. Its been a long time since 4:05 a.m. and Im going to sleep now.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
8:25 a.m. I slept well and am ready to take on REG. The plan is to work problems over and over. Lets see how many problems I can get through today.
1:47 p.m. Im getting tired but Im pushing through. I stopped to each lunch and now Im back on the marathon. I wonder how many problems Wiley has in REG?
9:55 p.m. Im tired, and I want this to be over! I finally got to talk to my husband and son tonight. Im not that far from home and I havent been gone that long but Im really starting to get homesick. Just a few more problems tonight, then Im off to bed.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
7:50 a.m. I have a serious pain in my neck from sleeping in the wrong spot or something. I can barely move my head! UHG!!! Im going to do two more quizzes this morning and then get ready to leave this dump!
10:45 a.m. Im checking out of the Roach Motel!
My exam was at 12:00, but I got to the testing center early so they let me start at 11:30 which was good. I have been second guessing every question that I can remember and that drives me nuts. Its over and I need to just let it go. There is nothing that can be done about the exam I took today.
As my granny always told me, You cant put the toothpaste back in the tube. We will know whether or not this was beneficial in about a week.