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that was very helpful! thank you!!
Thank you for your response! So, I will be sitting for each one separately. Just to clarify, I will only submit 1 affidavit once I am done with all 4 and hit submit? is that correct?
I was reading that we need to submit an exam affidavit for each section of this exam. Is this something that gets uploaded after each test or all at one when we submit the exam? Thank you!!
Awesome! Good luck with that last part!
I passed the CPA a little over a year ago and my CFE study stuff just came in. I ordered the study material from the ACFE website, it seems like a lot of material to get through! wombataholic – it's not a hard at the CPA? How long did you study? Do you think I can pass all 4 parts by the new year?
I also made my own flash cards and found them extremely helpful!
Bonds are very important so you do not want to sit for the exam without having a good understanding of them. However, if it is causing you anxiety then I suggest moving on for now because the anxiety will likely prevent you from being able to learn it anyway. You will be focusing on the amount of time you've spent on bonds and the fact that you aren't absorbing the information they way you want to. You still need to spend a solid amount of time on governmental and NFP so I think it's best to move along and cover the rest of the material. Maybe include bonds in your progress tests though so you don't lose whatever information you already know. Plus, you'd be surprised with how much you retain from the questions alone. So yes, my advice is move on, however keep bonds in your progress tests and definitely become familiar with them before exam day. Best of luck!
MaLoTu pretty much summed up all the good ones to memorize. Also basis I think is important to know.
I agree that it is very important to do as many questions as possible these next 12 days. Audit is tricky because the wording of the questions can be confusing. If you have 12 days for a final review, I would say you are in a great situation! Focus on your weak areas and try and improve any way you can. During your exam, use the AL to help with the sims. I was able to get 2 sims word for word by using the AL. Re-read your notes and do questions. A 69 and a 72 on the practice exams are actually pretty decent. If you have time, take the 69 test again and see if you do better the second time around.
Best of luck to you!!
Keep me posted! Once your scores are sent over, NY can actually let you know when to expect your application. =)
I just called 800-CPA-EXAM (800-272-3926). They ask you which state you are a candidate for and they were able to help immediately.
That's strange. I am also in NY and passed my final exam the end of May and they received my scores July 1st. I would call NASBA and see if they sent them over. Also, maybe try and call the NY accounting board again to double check. Awful to say, but maybe you got someone who doesn't know how to read your info…
Even tho you were very close with a 73, my advice is study like you don't know a single thing. Each exam is different so you don't want to study with an overly confident attitude and then have to re-take the exam again. I would freshen up on the material you are comfortable with and really focus your time on the material you are struggling with. I found the ninja MCQ's very helpful for audit because they help you find where your weak areas are.
Best of luck to you!
If FAR is making you depressed, then you're doing it right! Push thought and you'll be happy you did =)June 18, 2015 at 9:19 pm in reply to: How can I get out of the habit of changing my answers #674449
I think this is a confidence issue. You need to have confidence in yourself and know that you put a lot of time into studying and are prepared to answer whatever question the exam gives you. Walk in that testing center feeling confident and the rest will fall into place as far as changing your answers. Like cpagal said, only change your answer if you clearly missed something in the fact pattern the first time around (maybe you missed ‘except' or ‘not'). Otherwise, you were likely right the first time.June 18, 2015 at 5:49 pm in reply to: Should I get Roger Cram for REG – 69 to a 75 required!!! #676442
You can customize your question selection by ‘new questions only' so that you can get to the adaptive phase quicker. I did that and it helped move the process along due to repeat questions.
MaLoTu – best of luck to you!! When this journey is over, you will feel so amazing!! Do you have the ninja MCQ's by any chance? I found those extremely helpful for my retake because there were a lot of new questions I hadn't yet seen.
A person is highly unlikely to remember a single thing they studied? I don't agree with that.
I said you don't necessarily need to study longer to get a better score, and that is based off my experience with this exam. For my FAR re-take there was a lot of material i remembered even though a few weeks/a month had passed. I think it's different for everyone and @MaLoTu was looking for different input. My belief is that you should most certainly study like you know 0% of the material for a re-take because you don't know what will be tested. However, I do think you retained some information the first time through and can definitely pull off a re-take in 5 weeks. In fact, I pulled off my FAR retake in 3 short weeks =)
I don't necessarily think you need to study longer this time around to get a better score. This is a cumulative process (everything you studied before still happened). You don't want to cut corners with your studying and you definitely want your time spent to be productive! if you can commit a lot of time during these 5 weeks to studying, I think it's more than enough time for a re-take.
Agreed. You want to take an exam to make progress but I think it's better to take the proper amount of time to allow yourself a passing score. To sit just for the sake of sitting for an exam isn't making progress. Progress is studying your butt off =) and then retaking when you are fully prepared. Final reviews are crucial because that's usually when you can tie loose ends and re-read your notes enough times for things to stick. Best of luck to you!!
Can you push it back at all? Anything is possible but if you can push it back to the end of July, why do that to yourself. Then you will have time for a final review.
I think 5 weeks for a FAR re-take is completely manageable. Focus a lot of your time on understanding the topics you aren't very comfortable with and doing as many mcq's as possible.
Best of luck to you!!!
Broag – i was in a similar situation. I work in tax so am VERY comfortable with ind, corps and partnerships – i do them everyday! Unfortunately, you have to get that OUT of your mind, bc you are trying to pass the exam, not prepare a tax return for work. I found that just slowing down while reading the question helped. They through in “not” or “except” and then differences between above/below the line. Taking the exam is much different than application at work. Do ALL the questions, even on topics you are comfy with. Good luck to you.
For reg, focus on the tax and ethics portions. Are you using Becker as well? Those are ch 1-4 and the first part of ch.5 . Know that WELL and have a good understanding of BLaw and you should be fine!
I worked full time while studying for each part. It took a few hours because I was writing at a pace that I would absorb information, not just to say I did it. It did take from other things but what I would do is the week before my exam i would do MCQs all day and then when my brain was shot from that, I was transition to the notes. Took about 4 nights, maybe 1.5 hours each night, to get through it all. Absolutely worth it.
I re-wrote the ninja notes by hand the final week before the test, and without any doubt in my mind, it helped me pass audit, BEC and FAR.
I think when you walk through the prometric doors, the exam gets an instant report on your weak areas and tests you on them. Then after you study those areas, the report changes and you never see those topics again.