FAR Lectures, MCQs, and NINJA Notes

Rebecca 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 2010.

I have finally completed the 51 grueling hours of FAR lectures! Don’t get me wrong; I needed all 51 of them but when you just studied for BEC, it’s a lot.

I think I have spent more time with Cindy Thompson than my own husband the past few weeks. I am pretty sure I see him mocking her over my shoulder as I listen to her each night. I suppose I would be a little jealous too!

This week my goal is to get through the multiple choice questions for a few modules and start rewriting the NINJA Study Notes whenever I have some down time at work.

I get so overwhelmed when I get to this point each time. I feel as though I freeze up once it comes time to working the questions. I obviously know that I need to work them in order to succeed, but I just hate when I keep marking things as wrong.

This exam kills me. I was always that girl in school who did really well. I rarely got any disappointing grades which in my eyes were below a B+. That being said, this exam seizes to amaze me and kills my confidence with each failing grade that I receive.

This truly is one of the most trying things I have done thus far in my life. However I think that is what keeps me going and makes me want to pass even more so. I know the feeling of accomplishment will be worth it in the end.

Today is my annual evaluation at work and I know that the exam is going to come up. I made it my goal last year to finish the exam and as all of you know that has not occurred yet. I am debating on asking if we can just talk about it right away so that way I don’t have to finish my evaluation on a negative note. I mean, really what more is there to say about it? It is what it is and I try my hardest. That’s about all I got for them!

Wish me luck today! Happy studying everyone and keep up the good work!


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Kim 9 years ago

Rebecca, Hats off to you for making such a commitment to studying in December! (I think it's the most challenging month of all to find time to study) When is your FAR exam date?

Rebecca 9 years ago

Thanks Kim! I was scheduled for 1/16 but i moved it today to 1/31. When I really looked at the calendar with the holidays falling on the weekends I felt like I was losing a lot of critical study time. I am hoping for the best!!

Jenn 9 years ago

Rebecca, My boss's were very nice during my interview in regards to me not having passed all parts yet. They just wanted to hear me say that I am still as motivated as I was when I started and what I have learned and what I am doing differently this time. Turn it into a learning experience, something that you can teach others that will follow in your footsteps. They love that!

nadia 9 years ago

I hope that your evaluation went well. Remember that this exam doesn't define us--I keep trying to remember that myself---it is indeed a part of us, but there is so much more !!!! Keep up the great work on FAR--you can absolutely do this! Merry Christmas (Yankee)