My daughters 4th birthday this weekend was awesome! It went off without a snag and everyone had a blast, most importantly the Birthday Girl. As expected though, there was no studying on Saturday. My day started at 7:15am on Saturday and was go-go-go until 9pm. I had a passing thought of going to the library at 9pm, but decided against it, as I was exhausted and it wouldnt have been time well spent.
Instead, I got a good night sleep, so I could make a strong push on Sunday. It worked, I logged 8 ¼ hours Sunday, went to church with my family and had a nice Mothers Day breakfast.
I made good study progress this week, logging 23 hours. I finished up the Chapter on Economics and all the MCQs. I did pretty well on the Economics MCQs, it is one of my stronger areas. I also got into Financial Management, which is going pretty well thus far. During the week I also made it a point to print out the Executive Summary on Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control from the COSO website for a more detailed review of this material (thanks Jennifer). Corporate Governance does make up 16%-20% of the exam, so I think this additional step is certainly worth the effort and would recommend it to anyone studying for BEC.
For the coming week I plan to re-read through and re-work all MCQs on Financial Management, which is one of the most heavily weighted sections of the exam with 19%-23% of the overall material. After I complete that section, I will begin on Strategic Planning. I am now 11 days away from the BEC exam, so will need to get through these chapters quickly, so that I may begin doing practice exams to work on my speed. I will try to log up to 30 hours this week, as we are quickly approaching D-Day.
By the way, I did pull a great one out of my sleeve for Mothers Day, but will spare you all the sappy details. Lets just say that it bought a tear to my wifes eye, she absolutely loved it. Happy Mothers Day and best of luck to all!