FAR- 7 Days Out – What Was Your Pass Strategy?

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    FAR is the only section that has spooked me to date. I saved it for last thinking it would be the sweetest of final victories but that may have been a gross miscalculation.

    Anyway, a lot of things can be accomplished in 7 days and I'm hoping people will share with me what your last week looked like.

    I'm using Becker, I've been through the whole book and worked all the MCQ in each module. My notes outnumber my confidence. I work as a financial analyst for a government entity after several years as a governmental/not-for-profit/healthcare auditor so I'm good for at least 20% of the material.

    Where I am at now is doing 20 question progress tests for every 2 chapters and goaling for 80% or more working my way from front to back, then repeat. I figured I'd save the sims for 3 days out and just really get a feel for the call of each question.

    Thank you all in advance for your thoughts & suggestions!

    "I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong." - Benjamin Franklin

    2018 is my fresh start from the beginning

    AUD - 82 October 2018

    BEC - 80 November 2018

    FAR -  April 2019

    REG - 81 June 2018



    Make sure you check out the AICPA sample tests for the most accurate representation of current SIMs.
    They will be similar, just on a larger scale.

    My last week was MCQs in large sets in test mode to mock the exam experience, more MCQs in study mode on my trouble areas to try and improve, review of the book, AICPA sample a couple times.
    I'd refer back to the lectures if I was really having trouble. The biggest thing is to try and keep everything fresh and current in your mind. A complete review so you don't forget anything.

    Memento Mori - Kingston NY CPA & EA (SUNY Albany 2002)

    FAR-93 11/9/17 (10wks, 250 hrs, Roger 1800+ MCQs, Gleim TB 600+MCQs, SIMs)
    AUD-88 12/7/17 (3 wks, 85 hrs, Roger 1000 MCQs no SIMs hail mary)
    REG-96 1/18/18 (6 wks, 110 hrs, 1400 MCQs, no SIMs)
    BEC-91 2/16/18 (4wks, 90 hrs, 1240 MCQs)


    Study. Take a break. Keep studying. Ignore everything besides your health and the exam.
    Walk through all the SIMS with explanations. Try to keep it short. MCQ is your bread and butter.
    Preview the book and try to imagine MCQ's you've gotten wrong.

    AUD - 75
    BEC - 83
    FAR - 85
    REG - 84
    He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.

    Lao Tzu



    I took FAR as my last section as well. I work full time with>2 hours commute everyday. What really helped me was non-stop Ninja MCQ (day and night, non-stop) and I watched Ninja plus video when I got tired of doing MCQ. I also listened to Ninja audio while commuting to work and it forced me to learn while driving. I tried to ignore the score I got on MCQ and just focused on learning every single question i got wrong. Good luck!

    Don't give up
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