Finish 2015 Strong: Study BEC!

07 Dec 2015


AngelleHeadshotAngelle is a NINJA CPA blogger.

Hey everyone! I hope your studies are going well.

I have great news! I passed REG! I am now 75% of the way done and SO ready to have this behind me.

As soon as I received the good news, I decided to push up my BEC exam date. I still have a few weeks until I start my job, so what better way to use my time than to study like mad and get this last exam done?

Even though I feel so close to the finish line, I'm still finding it difficult to sit down and study BEC.

To me, the topics in this section are the least interesting by far! But anytime I feel overcome by lack of motivation, I think of how terrible it would be to have come this far and fail just because I wasn't disciplined enough.

If I fail this part, it will become much more difficult for me to study for a retake because I will have to study while working full-time in public accounting!

For those of you who are already in that situation, I admire you for the sacrifices you must be making every day while working toward your goal of passing the CPA exam! I don't know how you do it! It's hard enough for me, and my only “job” right now is to study.

My goal from the beginning has been to get it all passed before my job starts in January, and I now have complete confidence in myself that I can accomplish this goal.

I made the decision today to cut out everything unnecessary from my life for the next two weeks and focus purely on studying. If I can do that, I will be rewarded with a stress-free holiday season! I have visions of myself sitting by the fireplace with a good (non-accounting related!!) book in hand, sipping hot chocolate with a big smile on my face!

I know each and every one of you has your own personal goals related to this exam, and I hope you have something that will inspire you to hit those books today!

It can be an emotional roller coaster, so you have to make the decision to dedicate yourself every single day. Don't let the enormity of the task get you down. Just keep chipping away at it, and remember: you are capable of much more than you think.

When you decide you’re done studying for the day, do a few more multiple choice questions or go through a few more flash cards – that little bit of extra each day will add up.

And who knows? Maybe it will make the difference between a 74 and a 75! It will be absolutely worth it, right?

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Juan 8 years ago

Angelle: First of all, congratulations on passing the Regulation section of the CPA exam. It proves that you have a strong will and great discipline.There is not doubt that you will be done with BEC in no time. I am also on the same boat. I am half way with the CPA exam (FAR and AUD). I took BEC yesterday and it is a tricky test, more so than FAR and AUD (at least it was for me). My next test is Regulation. This is the one section that I am so intimidated by. I believe this to be my weakest area. Could you give me some tips on how to prepare for this test? Also, if you don't mind telling me, which materials did you use to prepare for Regulation? I appreciate your time reading this email and I am hoping to hear from you. Again: CONGRATULATIONS on your success with the CPA exam!!!!