Category: Study Tips


11 CPA Exam Study Tips That Can Save You

cpa exam study tips

There are many people reading this who have already sat for at least one section of the CPA Exam. However, there are many people who are getting ready to sit for the CPA Exam the first time and don’t know what to expect. These CPA Exam Study Tips are what I have learned both from personal experience as well as through talking to thousands (actually tens of thousands) of other candidates. 1. You will find that the exam questions are not as “wordy” as the questions you have practiced in your study software and will likely leave the testing center feeling like the actual exam was easier than the practice questions you worked. 2. It will be the fastest 3 to 4 hours of your life. You’ll be exhausted. 3. You cannot be a perfectionist on your exam. If you get stumped and sit there stubbornly for 10 minutes trying […]

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17 Stupid Things Said By Friends About the CPA Exam

Friends and Family sometimes don’t know the right thing to say when trying to support CPA Candidates, so instead, they say the wrong thing. Another71 Forum members share some of the best worst things people have said to them about the CPA Exam: MomofFive-NY: We were invited to a neighbor’s pool party in August. I was studying intensely for FAR, so I sent an email that said my family would be able to come, but I needed to study for my upcoming exam. My neighbor had apparently overheard me saying that I had been studying for months, so she replied with “If you don’t know this **** by now, you are never going to know it”. kmcauliffe: After explaining to my mother in law that the pass rate is like 40%, she says, “Why don’t they just let everyone pass?” jaks: One of my best friends (who was a journalism […]

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Have a CPA Exam Question? Need help with a CPA study or CPA Exam plan? Struggling to balance “life” and the CPA Exam? Frustrated with it all and ready to throw in the towel? Ask me anything. I’ve seen it all over the last 10+ years – and have been there myself! Send it below and I’ll personally answer as soon as possible.

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