AUD – one minute you know it, the next you don't

CPA Exam Forum AUD AUD Review AUD – one minute you know it, the next you don't

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    GA09
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    I’m taking AUD tomorrow. I’ve been using Becker and have been answering the MCQs and have done one of the final exams. Last night I thought I had a pretty good grasp on it all. Today it seems like I’m getting confused on the MCQs and answering a lot of them wrong. Then I read the question again and wonder how I got it wrong. STRESSED!!

    Does anyone have any advice???

    #256720

    Trevor
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    Take a break… if you had it last night likely you are just stressed and sick of looking at mcq (leading you to guess quickly and not think…) I would take a break and come back later tonight and do simulated testlets… 30 mcq’s at a time including all topics… not sure what software you have, but I think most have something you can do this with. If you have the Wiley book they have some great AICPA released questions in the back… try those! Good luck and relax

    #256721

    GA09
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    Thanks for the advice! You’re right about rushing through the questions. I’m using Becker 2010.

    #256722

    Trevor
    Participant

    no problem! good luck tomorrow!

    #256723

    car16015
    Participant

    Get some good sleep tonight. You will be able to focus better on the exam tomorrow.

    #256724

    CPA Someday
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    Good luck.. I’m using Becker too.. I have the exam on Wednesday. Please let us know if Becker prepared you enough? Thanks.

    #256725

    Anastasia
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    The definition of failing is not in falling down, but in refusing to get up.

    AUD 11/18? NY

    #256726

    StudyInRI
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    I can have the same thing happen … it all makes sense, then it “doesn’t”. I agree with the above in taking it slow. 30 questions at a time, then a break… come back, do another 30.

    But put yourself under EXAM mode… make sure if this WAS the exam, read the questions slowly like you would in that situation… You certainly wouldn’t rush through it in the exam, would you?

    I generally always go “slow” on my exam, but faster on Becker because after awhile, I just “know” questions which isn’t a good thing, and sometimes the answer I select is wrong. Do yourself a favor and get past that by just reading the question, and then instead of jumping to the right answer, figure out why the others are WRONG first.

    #256727

    CPA Someday
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    How did you guys do in the AUD exam? I have mine on Wednesday.. I’ve done the final review twice and completed all of the MCQ a couple of times, and read the book twice. But when I take the final exams in Becker, I can’t even get close to over 60%.. what’s wrong with me?

    How did the test go compared to becker exams? When I get to the question I know the answer before looking at the answers.. but in the becker exam.. I’m getting them wrong ?

    #256728

    tax_vixen
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    GA09 how was it?! That was my first exam so it was the most torturous not knowing how I really did (and feeling like I failed).

    #256729

    CPA Someday
    Participant

    Thanks Tax_vixen.. making me feel better at least 🙂 ANY ADVICE?

    #256730

    tax_vixen
    Participant

    Now that I think about it, I only did the “final exam” for audit and thought it was much harder than the MC and quizzes I’d done in Becker. As is customary, I studied less and less for each successive exam. For FAR, I was getting between 60% and 75% on the homework problems (never did any quizzes) when I took the exam. I knew there was a curve so if I was getting under 75, then when I actually took the test it would be over 75 (and you can see from my scores that is true). Moral of the story: I wouldn’t let the Final Exams get you down.

    #256731

    cpameplz
    Participant

    only exam I have taken so far is AUD, I didn’t even take the becker final exam, didn’t have time. I was stupid and did all the reading/lectures first of the whole book (and took notes), then re-read my notes and did the homeworks all in succession a week before the exam. I averaged about 75% on the homeworks throughout, and felt the actual exam to be much less difficult than Becker’s homeworks.

    I, too, felt coming into the exam (specially since this was my first one) that I was definitely going to fail. I heard of people doing homeworks multiple times, all the simulations and final exams provided by Becker. I only had time to go through the homeworks ONCE as well as the AICPA released questions the night before.

    the morning of the exam, I was skimming through the book and felt like I didn’t recall anything, but alas, when I sat down, everything just started coming to me. so keep your heads up! I personally felt AUD wasn’t that bad at all.

    I have FAR in 3 days, though…

    #256732

    CPA Someday
    Participant

    Thanks! Good luck with FAR! You’ll be so relieved when it’s over and you pass!

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