Patti is a NINJA CPA Blogger.
After a loooooooooong and tiresome tax season, I’m back!
When I last wrote, I had just taken FAR for the first time. Let’s just say I didn’t pass. Heck, to be completely honest, I did worse than I thought I was going to.
I think I spent too much time watching the video lessons (I don’t think they are for me) and not enough time reading the book and practicing MCQs. On the bright side, when I got my letter from NASBA telling how I did on the different sections, they said I rocked Governmental.
Could it be all the governmental jobs I had gone on during my first few months in public accounting? Probably.
After the cry fest I had when I learned my score (who am I kidding, I would’ve cried regardless of the score-that test was brutal) I signed right back up to take it again.
I will NOT let this thing defeat me.
I’m scheduled for my rematch on May 27 – 4 days before I go on my delayed honeymoon to St. Lucia. I want to be able to enjoy my time in the sun without FAR sitting on my shoulders.
I gave myself about a week and a half to try to recover from my first tax season (wow was it brutal), and now I’m excited to start working towards conquering FAR. I know the areas I need to work on. I have a better idea of how to study, of how I learn. And I’m pretty geeked to try the new NINJA MCQ platform.
I feel like the simulations from the other test bank I was using didn’t prepare me for the simulations on the actual test. And I’m 99.95% positive that those SIMs are what brought my score down.
Time to brush off my book, start practicing MCQs & SIMs, and break my flashcards back out.
Time to prepare for my second battle with this beast!