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September 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Tips/thoughts!

Hey all!
I just started studying for REG again. I took the exams about 5 yrs ago and am finally getting back into it!
I am using Kaplan Review Materials so I'm looking for any tips for Kaplan specific or any overall tips that people might have!

Thanks,
KW

Added by Kevin Wagner on September 25, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments

Slow Start with Audit

It's been about 2 weeks now since I received my results on my last exam, FAR.  With the good news I began to study for Audit.  The first night went okay, I didn't really feel great about it but figured I just needed to get back into my groove.  But as the next week passed things were going from bad to worse.  Every time I attempted to read the text I'd doze off, shake myself awake and try again....still, something just wasn't working.  Nothing was clicking; it's difficult to explain but it…

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Added by Charlene L. Main on September 24, 2013 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

CPA Exam Mistake #2: Not Doing Enough MCQ and Simulations

Many candidates will disagree over which study method works best, whether it be video, recopying notes, in-person classes, reading, or audio lectures.  But nearly all successful candidates agree the “secret” to their success was that they did multiple choice questions and simulations over and over and over again.

 

You will never hear someone…

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Added by Rob @ Pederson CPA Review on September 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Passing FAR

Hello fellow candidates! 

 

After a long 3 week wait I received my score for FAR today.  Having checked the site throughout the day, I finally got my score at 10 min to 5.  After I clicked on "score" for the 20th time, I noticed that there were no red words; I gasped and quickly clicked on another tab exclaiming loudly "my score is there!!"  My coworkers were probably more excited that they wouldn't have to suffer through my complaining anymore about the scores not being…

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Added by Charlene L. Main on September 9, 2013 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Most Important thing to pass the CPA exam

I have had several people ask me what I think the most thing was to passing the CPA Exam.

The utmost important thing you can do is practice the Multiple Choice Questions (MC) and the Task Based Simulations (TBS).  

I used Roger CPA review and he stressed doing the MC and TBS at least 2 to 3 times.  I agree and cannot stress that enough.

When practicing the questions, make sure to read all the answers, even the incorrect ones.  When you KNOW the reason each is wrong as…

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Added by Tana Fuller on September 9, 2013 at 5:23pm — No Comments

The 11 CPA Exam Study Mistakes

There are 11 common mistakes CPA exam candidates make that lead to failure, extra exam fees, added stress and anxiety.  Retaking a section of the exam is going to cost you hundreds of dollars.

 

If you can avoid these mistakes, you put yourself ahead of the pack and put yourself in a great position to pass the exam.

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Added by Rob @ Pederson CPA Review on September 8, 2013 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

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