Patrick is a NINJA CPA Blogger.
BEC is scheduled for Thursday the 28th.
I'm scoring well on the MCQ's and there's no reason why I can't pass this, but I feel pretty terrified right now.
With time running out, everything I do that doesn't involve the exam, feels like a compromise, from church to washing dishes, to writing this post.
This was only the third Red Bull I've ever had and it barely made the trip home. It fell onto the pavement as I opened my car door, but only suffered minor cuts and bruises.
I actually felt pretty focused during the exam and completed all 72 Wiley MCQs in about 90 minutes, with a score of 82% – much higher than my scores leading up to AUD. But like most candidates, I tend to be coy about my prospects of passing.
Compared to AUD and FAR, BEC requires more thought, more application of principals and problem solving and algebra. I think my biggest challenge will be the time it takes to pick through some of the word problems.
I want to allow as much time as possible for the written communication problems. I've written about a half dozen WC memos so far. The topics are all familiar but not always to the point where I can provide a textbook answer.
In these cases, I jot down every thought or keyword that comes to mind, and use it to form a rough outline. I try to incorporate as many keywords as possible into the text.
I feel like Cinderella, every Saturday at the marina when my neighbors are heading out for a race.