<< Back to all Blogs
Login or Create your own free blog
Home > Day 1 of Studying for the CPA exam

Day 1 of Studying for the CPA exam

December 18th, 2009 at 04:02 am

Yesterday was my first day studying for the CPA exam. I hope it was just a bad first day (I'm taking the self study Becker course).

I got through all the lectures for the F1 section. I have 8 left to go.

I started later than I should have which only gives me a month to prepare for the exam INCLUDING to do the final review.

Today I have to do my best to rework the homework, try to memorize the material and do the flashcards. Not sure how the simulations work. It'd be nice if someone could grade them. I always hated that part of exams. I can do multiple choice easily, essays & such - thats more difficult to me.

Tomorrow I need to try to get through F2's lectures. Yes, on my graduation/commencement day - I will be trying to fit in time for those lectures. At the very least I need to try to get through this material in about 2 weeks & give myself 2 weeks for the final review.


If I ever have to do this again, I'm giving myself more time. But then again I'm not sure how well that would work.

I thrive off of tight deadlines and stress. If I don't have some sort of rigorous structure, I get complacent, waste time, etc. I struggle finding that happy medium between complete relaxation and being so stressed out my hair is falling out (Well, it literally is but I think a huge part of that is related to nutrition since its been faltering because of stress)

Well, off to make the kids' breakfast. Today is my son's Christmas party & I had to provide the cheese platter so I also have to drop that off at the school today & turn in the budget review for our company.

I just hope I end up passing all four parts the first time... but I also know only 10% of people do. So although I know its not likely, I'm going to try my best and see what happens from there.

3 Responses to “Day 1 of Studying for the CPA exam”

  1. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Good Luck !!!! :-)

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I am pulling for you. Best of luck.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    With the "new" format, I think you are lucky that you get to focus on one part at a time. (Color me jealous!). I am sure you will do FINE.

    The insightful advice I Wanted to give, is if you feel you do bad on the first or second test, don't let it bring you down. (I suppose these days grades come faster? But probably won't get them until you are done with all parts?). I just say that because when I took the test, we could only take the entire thing twice a year, but got test results before the next test. I was quite sure I did far worse than I did. I Was actually convinced I Failed the last part I took (Law) and in the end I had a 90-something score. Doh!. The graded on a bit of a curve, which was my saving grace I Suppose. (That was why I did that one last - couldn't quite *get* it). I didn't bother trying to take it all at once - was crazy. But these days it doesn't seem like it means "taking the whole thing at once" in quite the same manner. If I could have focused one month per test - I would have given it a go, perhaps. I just think it's a more reasonable approach, though don't get me wrong - still hard as hell I am SURE Wink ).

    Like I Said though - you will do fine! I also totally agree that it is WAY easier while you are still in study mode. Just get 'er done!

Leave a Reply

(Note: If you were logged in, we could automatically fill in these fields for you.)
Will not be published.

* Please spell out the number 4.  [ Why? ]

vB Code: You can use these tags: [b] [i] [u] [url] [email]