How to study and take 2 sections at a time?

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  • #2780892
    CG
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    So, i've taken AUD twice now. 69 the first time and now 72. Should I move on to BEC while continuing to stay sharp in AUD and get BEC done since there is not much material? or should i do the whole AUD thing over again? Getting really sick and burnt out on Audit material. I could also try to pass both at the same time but would love some advice on how to get that done. Thanks guys

    you only funky as yo last cut
    #2781081
    alex260605
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    It’s ultimately up to you but I would move on as you’re getting sick of studying for audit. And then revisit it after taking BEC.

    Why try and study for both at the same time instead of focusing on one at a time and giving it your best?

    Also do not underestimate BEC. Good luck!

    #2781117
    JenniferJennifer
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    My gut reaction to your title was, “Ew, why would anyone want to do that?!” IMHO, FWIW, I would continue BEC and then switch back to AUD. As someone who took AUD 5 times before finally overcoming – I completely understand your frustration and how sick of the material you likely are.

    AUD - 85
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 82
    REG - 78
    Ethics - 95
    Licensed in IL & MO
    #2781141
    CG
    Participant

    Thanks guys, I'm leaning towards BEC but just don't want to forget AUD. I do hate Audit more than anything in this world right now though.

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    #2781435
    CG
    Participant

    So the soonest i can take AUD again is Jan 18 2020 which sucks…Guess i have to move on to BEC then

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    #2783175
    ReckedRecked
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    I'd recommend doing BEC as well. Give yourself a break from AUD, hopefully forget some of the incorrect info you know. After you finish BEC you can restart fresh on AUD and give it another go.
    Good luck! Another seat might open earlier in the 1st qtr if someone moves from 1st qtr to 4th qtr.

    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)

    #2783265
    CG
    Participant

    Thanks Recked! Going with BEC i really need a break from AUD. Can i ask what was your strategy to pass BEC in only 4 weeks?

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    #2783268
    CG
    Participant

    Thanks Recked! Going with BEC i really need a break from AUD. Can i ask what was your strategy to pass BEC in only 4 weeks?

    you only funky as yo last cut
    #2783475
    ReckedRecked
    Participant

    I used Roger as my primary. By my last test the strategy was fine-tuned to cram all the videos as fast as possible, then hammer the MCQs.
    If I remember correctly Roger only had about 800 MCQs, so after I finished those I went over to the Gleim Testbank I had and continued doing MCQs with a focus on COSO/IT as I heard those areas were heavily tested, and weakly covered in Roger. Tax season/workload was starting to pick up around that time, so I wasn't able to keep pulling the 25 hours/week that I had been doing before.

    REG was really 4 weeks as well. I had 2 weeks to kill after FAR and AUD waiting for the score release on 12/19 if I remember correctly.
    I killed time during the wait watching some REG videos. As soon as I received both passes I decided to use my AUD hail mary method for the remaining 2 exams, and I scheduled them the as soon as I got the NTS for about a month and month.
    The AUD hail mary… I took a week off after FAR to unwind a bit. I was in a tax seminar and checking prometric seats on my phone when I saw a seat opened for Dec7th. I booked the seat and started studying 3 weeks out. Crammed all the videos, and started hammering MCQs asap. I think Roger had about 1200 AUD MCQs. My goal was to do them all, but I ended up only being able to finish 1000 before my test date. Passing AUD in 3 weeks was really what changed the whole course of the exams for me. I expected it to take at least a year of my life when I started.
    Shoutout to Jeff for his encouraging words on both FAR and AUD, it really changed history for me.

    Any more questions just let me know.

    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)

    #2783592
    CG
    Participant

    Wow, thats pretty incredible. Thanks so much for the tips i will definitely let you know if i have any other questions and i'll keep you posted! thanks again youre a legend.

    you only funky as yo last cut
    #2784762
    ReckedRecked
    Participant

    Thanks, I'll help however I can! Good luck! stay on the grind.

    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)

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