Thoughts of giving Up
January 11, 2013 at 3:46 am #175636
I'm scheduled to sit FAR tomorrow, (this would be my 3rd attempt, 1st – 63% 2nd – 73%). I am not prepared, i did exactly what Jeff said NOT to do, and i didn't start from scratch…studying during christmas just got away from me and now I'm at the point where just the thought of being in that exam tomorrow being unprepared is infuriating.
Also i don't live in the U.S, i have to travel every time to come sit these exams, I try and schedule them way in advance but then with work and other things I never get as much done as I need to, but it's too late to re-schedule cause the flights and vacation leave from work is booked already. I've even been taking unpaid leave from work to make the trips (cause i used up my vacation days on the last re-sit). I thought doing the hardest (FAR) first would be a good idea, but my morale is at an all time low right now. I seriously feel like giving up.January 11, 2013 at 3:48 am #392368
I reccomend buying the NINJA notes and spend all night retyping them. That will at least get you a few extra points that you might otherwise miss.
Sorry, my friend.January 11, 2013 at 4:39 am #392369
Ninja audio would be good too because you can listen until you almost memorize if you don't have time to write. I love the audio. do the flash cards, any of them from your review course or etc. You got to believe that this is worth your time, your travel, your vaction, and your possible promotion. Get somebody to drill on flash cards…..but what ever you do don't give up. YOU'VE COME TOO FAR TO TURN BACK NOW!!!!!! you have our prayers and positive energy.January 11, 2013 at 4:39 am #392370
I have my test tomorrow too and I am pretty under-prepared if I do say so myself. I haven't even looked at Becker or my notes in two days. Definitely do NOT do what the poster above me said to do. Just chill. If you don't know it by now, you aren't going to know it, and if you try to cram, what you DO know will go out the window. Do the best you can, don't panic. It feels like I'm about to walk the plank tomorrow, but, no one's gonna die…so just try your hardest and who knows, maybe it'll be enough. Good luck!
Edited to add: looks like someone posted at the same time as I did…I was referring to the person who first responded to you about staying up all night to type notes. 😉 Just seems like a pretty big waste of time…January 11, 2013 at 4:41 am #392371
I missed that the test is tomorrow. I am sorry, but if you take it again all will apply. Good luck anyway…..January 11, 2013 at 11:55 pm #392372
Thanks guys, the exam today wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. (Though I would still be surprised if I manage to pass it.) I was just very frustrated with myself, and continue to be…I came so close to passing last time with 73% i should be able to nip this FAR exam in the bud by now. 🙁
Either way looking forward my Roger FAR course expires next month so i'm not sure when I'll be re-taking FAR if I fail this time, but I have my AUD & BEC material, going to do AUD end of February, so that is my next focus. I'm using Roger with the Wiley Test Bank and just as recommended here got the AUD Ninja audio, to listen while i'm driving or at work.
AUD is supposed to be easier than FAR right? Also i'm an Auditor at Deloitte & Touche in Barbados so i'm hoping that helps me pass this section of the exam.January 12, 2013 at 12:59 am #392373
one quick question, where are you from?January 12, 2013 at 2:55 am #392374
Well I haven't actually taken AUD yet but just by using Becker I definitely say it is way easier than FAR. Unless the exam is way tougher than Becker is making it seem. FAR is the only one I have failed and the only one that seems really hard to me, but of course it depends on the person. Everybody has their strengths and weaknesses. Good luck. I hope you pass them both!January 12, 2013 at 5:42 am #392375
For what it's worth I thought AUD was the hardest one of the bunch. I've had people tell me they thought it was the easiest though – so I guess it depends on the person – I'm a Tax guy so that might explain it.January 12, 2013 at 7:08 pm #392376
I'm a tax guy as well. As you can see from my sig AUD is the only one I've failed.
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