Panic, MCQs, & Final BEC Prep

17 Aug 2011

Club 75 Candidate Bloggers

Rebecca 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 June 2010.

Well I am now ten days away from my BEC exam and I am entering the panic state of mind! I am still trying to get through all of the multiple choice questions Roger CPA Review assigned in the Wiley book.

I feel as though this is taking forever because I am reading the answer after I work each problem. My goal is to have all of these done by Saturday night so that Sunday I can begin rewriting my notes. Then I will work multiple choice questions on my weaker topics.

I don’t know why, but for some reason the week before my exam I always want to reschedule to a further date. However, at this point, this isn’t even an option for me and I think that is why I am panicking. Normally knowing I always have the option to reschedule is a safety net for me.

This time around though I still need to pass REG (which I am waiting on my score), BEC and FAR by November 30th or else I will lose audit and start all over. I don’t think I would have enough time to study for FAR if I push BEC off to October 1st.

Ooo… decisions, decisions!

I feel as though Roger has prepared me well and with help of the NINJAs I will be OK. I think a lot of my “fear” comes from the fact that I have already taken BEC three times and failing a fourth might just break me. Positive thoughts though, right? Someone told me confidence is 50% of this cruel exam, and I am trying to build mine up!

I am keeping this post short as I need all the time I can get to study! I wish you all luck in your studies for those of us cramming to get an exam in by the close of the window. Then the torture of waiting for scores will begin!


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JoMarie 13 years ago

Ooohhhh Rebecca, I'm so with you with the panic setting in. Every exam I've taken when I am 2 weeks within of sitting I start to panic. Just take a deep breath, talk a walk, come back refreshed and hit more MCQs. Good Luck!! I'm right with you.

Allyson 13 years ago

I know. I feel like screaming, throwing up and rescheduling all at the same time. A little panic is good. Keep us on our toes. You can do it. If we postpone, we are just postponing the agony. You got this!

Rebecca 13 years ago

Thanks ladies! I keep going back and forth in my head with it. I was thinking Oct 1st but then I am thinking 8 weeks isn't enough time for FAR after reading horror stories! If I knew my REG score it would be an easier decision!