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FAR down!! :) … back to studying REG :(


Virginia is a weekly Club 75 Blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam. She has been a member of Another71.com's Club 75 since December 2010.

 

Last Wednesday I learned that I passed FAR! The excitement of being that much closer to being done was amazing. Although, it was short lived as I learned two days later I did not pass REG. There is still a nice feeling that I only have one exam left, though it would be a much better feeling if I was done. Some days it feels like this whole CPA Exam will never end.

When I first started out with my CPA Exam I thought I should start with my hardest section first and get that under my belt. Is it ironic that for me I thought REG would be my hardest section and it was the first section I took? In April of 2009, I sat for REG and received a 74. I later sat for REG again in the fall of 2009 and received a 70. Now, nearly three months ago I sat for REG again and again missed it by only a few points.

I want to waste no time getting back into studying so I can put all of this behind me sooner than later. I took this past weekend to sit down and formulate a study plan and time to take the exam. I applied to retake REG within an hour of learning I failed, and received my payment coupon the next day. I am still waiting on my NTS, so I don’t have an actual exam date yet.

One of the first people I emailed about my REG fail was my personal counselor at Gleim. He reset my online personal classroom for REG so I’m ready to go. I broke out all of my REG study books and dusted them off. I let myself have this last weekend to regroup, get some errands done and be ready to get back into the swing of things this week. I figured it was my last weekend of freedom, so I spent some time enjoying the Cherry Blossom festival as well.

My study plan doesn’t revolve around how many hours I plan to log each week studying. I set goals of how many study units, or how far in my review course I want to get. I find this approach much better as some sections take longer than others. Setting a time limit leaves me watching the clock, but knowing I can take a break when I’m done with the study unit allows me to focus and get it done.

I am bummed that I took REG so long ago (at least that’s how it feels), and the materials aren’t fresh in my mind. I would’ve started studying for REG right away if I knew I needed to.

I guess its back to the books, the long weekends of studying and adding to my dream list of things I want to do when I’m done with my exam…whenever that day may be. Nothing says springtime like Cherry Blossoms, snow (really?) and being cooped up studying for hours on end.

-Virginia

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2 comments on “FAR down!! :) … back to studying REG :(”

  • Virginia,

    Stay focused and you will succeed. I to have to retake Reg and I knew exactly where I went wrong. I am rewriting my notes as Jeff suggested in his Ninja training notes. While this is a long process, it has been refreshing as I feel that the material is being ingrained in my brain.

    Never give up!!

  • Congrats on passing FAR, sorry to hear about REG. Good luck, and stick with it.

    Brad Bateman

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