If your going to skip 2 sections, what would they Be?

CPA Exam Forum FAR FAR Review If your going to skip 2 sections, what would they Be?

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    pray475
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    hey guys I am really cramming here during busy season to get this test in befeore the end of february. I was told not to skip 8 or 9, what sections would you not bother looking at if you could only get through 7 sections of lecture and question?

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    bobkorz
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    OOps! You forgot rule#1.

    Rule#1: If something is on the CSO’s, and you blow it off, you are guaranteed to see a material percent of it on your actual CPA exam. This is a variation of Murphy’s law.

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    Soproudofmyself
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    I took FAR a while ago, but I always messed up by skipping sections on that exam. That’s a hard question to answer, look at the % allocation for chap 1-7 and maybe don’t skip an entire chapter, but rather subjects that aren’t worth so much….don’t skip 8 & 9. That was my mistake the 1st time around….didn’t look at it AT ALL. 2nd time, I made sure to understand 8 & 9. But then failed to study small areas within chap 1-7…small as in…not covered much….the items that weren’t covered much were the items I would end up getting on simulations =( Best of luck to ya!

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    apbandj
    Member

    I spent more time on chapters that had longer lectures and less time on chapters with shorter lectures, and that approach worked well for me. But I used Yaeger/Wiley and based on your chapter #’s above, I’m guessing you are a Becker student?

    #324946

    Short on time? Get the NINJA.

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    Marivy22
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    @ pray,

    you can skip the lectures, but you should not skip working those MCQ’s. You can get easy points on MCQ’s knowing Becker’s mnemonics as “GRaSPP SE PAPI” for governmental, and knowing the difference between funds restrictions in non-for profit.

    Good Luck!!

    #324948

    I wouldn’t skip a section, just cover certain sections less deeply. What sections are you best at? What sections are the lowest % of the exam? What material do you think you could reverse engineer for mcq’s? or sims?

    Hopefully the answer is somewhere in there for you.

    #324949

    I wouldn’t skip a section, just cover certain sections less deeply. What sections are you best at? What sections are the lowest % of the exam? What material do you think you could reverse engineer for mcq’s? or sims?

    Hopefully the answer is somewhere in there for you.

    #324950

    Agree with the other Candidates. I thought I could skim 8 and 9. Score came back and I was stronger than all other candidates with the exception 8 and 9. Result: 71.

    I would pound through multiple choice. Assuming you’ve already read the book once, here’s what I do.

    I basically had a week to study for all my exams (I have a 12 month busy season). I had all the reading and lectures done but did maybe 100 MCQ’s. I printed out the multiple choice, didn’t worry about how many I was getting right, and just tried to make as many new “fact nuggets” as I can by highlighting stuff on the questions and writing notes while skimming back through the book when I needed to. If you’re having trouble with something, don’t hesitate to ask Becker. They will usually have a response within 24 hours if you don’t ask over the weekend. 8 and 9 may not be heavily tested but you have to know a great deal to ace the 5 – 10 MCQ’s + simulation they might ask you on the exam.

    If it all skip the lectures for 8 and 9 but do the reading and MCQ’s. My opinion, the lectures are largely useless for most of the sections as long as your disciplined enough to do the reading yourself. Also, there were a few changes to the becker material for 2011 and 2012. Check the site.

    I’ll be spending the last day or two organizing my fact nuggets and occasionally doing some wiley questions in my problem areas.

    This worked for REG and AUD. We’ll see on FAR. I take it next Tuesday.

    BEC and REG – mid 80’s – 1st try

    AUD – 77 – 1st try

    FAR – 71 (didn’t take my own advice on 8 and 9), 2nd attempt scheduled February 28th

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