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December 8, 2019 at 7:14 pm in reply to: Failed FAR in Q4, Retaking in Q1, Cant Find Motivation #2835114
I say 4 months is a little too long to study for any test, but thats just me. Perhaps you're burnt out from the thought that you might have to start over, but you're not! just simply reviewing! These things are tough, but what gets me through is knowing that the longer I wait and passively learn, this cycle will be never ending. Journaling and meditation (if you're into stuff like that) helps a lot for me. But also recognize when you need a day or two to recoup! Keep at it! youre not alone…trust me….
It is overwhelming if you're not a tech person…I say you dont skip over it…it could be the difference between a 76 vs a 74. Usually shows up as MCQs I believe (check the blueprint). Good luck!
JFRO, congrats on just attempting the test! Thanks everyone for your advice. I'm definitely going to check out a couple of SIMs here and there for AUD now…just to get use to the format and the questions they are asking for. Happy holidays!!
Most people I know says that helps them a lot. I don't, but thats bc I take my own notes/flashcards. But 15 mins per MCQs seems to be too much. What worked for me for FAR was just going through MCQs, and really understanding the calculations and JE's even though the ? didnt ask for it. I think thats the whole point of the SIMs anyways- testing to see if you know the AJEs/JEs. If I really was stuck between 2 answers…then I would read the explanation of the one I thought could be right…and see where my flaw is there. But practicing problems is the best teacher of all, don't get too caught up in all the note taking. What's the point if you just end memorizing (passive learning) exactly why that is answer is wrong (and wasting valuable active learning time)…but never understood how to get to the right answer in the first place. Yet again, I'm a crammer at heart…so the luxury of spending hours taking notes isnt something I can afford lol. Hopes this helps! FAR IS TOUGH, hang in there.
Lol I've only touched like 2-3 SIMs…but I found them not useful for FAR since its like 15 mins to practice 1 area of like 12391204 topics…when in 15 mins I can go through so much more MCQs. Thanks for sharing!!! much appreciated.
I got all my 150 during undergrad through Foothill College up in the Bay Area in CA. Cheap (if you're from CA, since no out of state tuition) and everything is online – Midterms/Finals and all. Never once showed up to class.
Its no nice to hear that we're all in this together. My exam is on the 10th! I totally would argue that this is harder than FAR!!! At least with FAR, I could get the calculation and just had to remember the little nuances regarding certain big ticket items…I crammed AUD into 4 weeks! Wishing everyone luck!!
I feel you buddy, I'm in tax…so AUD feels so overwhelming and there's so many steps and details that interrelates…and im just like O.O
If you schedule for on 11/9…and scores don't come out until 11/22, wouldn't that mean you'll lose BEC? Or do they count from the day you sit for the exam? My advice is not to let BEC drop! Who knows you might pass!
FAR is a dooseyyyy one, and I agree with DJD17! For final review, I made a list of weak topics and did about 30 MCQs per topic – but the key is to actually be actively learning. There's no pt in reviewing things you know already, or pretty comfortable with. This made it more effective in reviewing, since 30 MCQs doesnt seem too daunting. For those 30 MCQs, if I was scoring less than 70% then the topic is still on my list for the FINAL CRAM. I never spent time doing SIMS, since for every MCQ I would write out the JEs or T-accounts to understand the flow of the transactions; which I think thats what SIMS really tests you on anyways.
Hey there! It is true that you need to get a non-passing score in order to pay for that section again with NASBA. Meaning, you cannot get an another NTS for (BEC) until scores are released. As far as my advice to you, definitely just wing BEC. At the very least, you will get a sense for the test and its format. If I understood correctly… you're scared about not being approved to take BEC in Q4 in time – I wouldn't worry too much. Not too sure about your State, but CA processes my stuffs pretty quickly and someone always drops out of their testing slot legit everyday. I don't schedule my exam until I know I'm ready – usually 3-4 days out and always was able to do so. Hopes this help!
I'm in CA, so it's a bit different. I sent an email to the state board but never heard back, classy move by my State lol
I applied, but not too sure if the position is still available – guessing it is if it this post is still up. Hope to hear from you soon. 🙂
Yeah, I would be spending time just going through the thing just to get the promise…and they'll prob ask for proof of all 4 exams attempted
Have taken FAR (twice) and BEC to no avail…
As for my retake plan…I'm reviewing 2 sections of FAR everyday from my condensed notes that I took of the entire book, MCQs (99 questions + 8 simulations per section)
My goal is just to PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE…I honestly don't think going back and watching the lectures or doing the skilled based tasks is going to add anything to my studying.
Thank you guys, I rescheduled BEC for Jan 20th and in process to schedule FAR on the 1st week of JAN, I dont start work until Jan 8th. Definitely changed up my studying schedule…I knew FAR would be the hardest…but man…its a an 18 wheeler hitting you in the face…when you put in so much work…yet come no where near passing grade.
Must push on.
Hey @Julz, totally bombed my exam that I took on 12/8 too. Kinda was expecting it though. I typed up my notes prior to the exam and thats been my point of reference rather than the GIANT book…
Retake Strategy: MCQs and SIMS like CRAZYYYYYYY
Planning to retake on 1st week of Jan, any advice????
Thanks for the advice Sweet! I think I'll just hammered through the SIMS and spend my time with MCQS towards the last 5-6 days before the exam.
I haven't even sit for this test yet…and I'm low key planning my “retake” schedule.
Wishing everyone the best!!!
Hello guys, I'm in similar situation. Taking my exam on the 8th and using Becker…
With limited time left, is it beneficial to do ALL of the sims…or should I just do SIMs that are focused on big ticket topics and spend the majority of my time on MCQs?
Also, I'm planning do just brief over nonprofit and governmental sims since there is a low chance of me getting a full blown problem in those areas.