Shannon is a NINJA CPA Blogger.
My brother told me, “You are too far along to stop now. You got this.”
After a grueling score release date, I was happy to see a passing score after several (hundred) refreshes of the NASBA website.
Looking back on when I walked out of the testing center after my FAR exam, I was not sure whether I passed or not. I had flagged multiple questions on each testlet, and of course the majority of the simulations were on my weaker subjects.
But I passed and that’s all that matters.
Hopefully, this will give hope to those that walk out of tests feeling the way I did. However, I will admit that I also did put the time in. I listened to all the lectures, I rewrote my own notes twice, I answered all of the multiple choice questions, I narrowed in on my weaker topics, etc. The saying is true, “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”
Next up is Regulation. I plan to tackle this one with the same approach as I did for Financial. Listen to all the lectures while taking my own notes, rewrite my own notes, and answer all the MCQ.
So far so good with sticking to my plan to pass by November. This summer will be hard to stay focused because there’s always something more fun to do than studying. I always try to remember that it’s a short-term sacrifice for a long-term gain.