Written By Guest Blogger Amy W.
I’m just past the half-way point in my EA Exam studies. I remember being at this point when studying for Part 1 and thinking that I may as well give up now because I’ll never remember it all. But I pushed past my fears and was successful, and that’s what I need to do now.
Faithful readers of this blog may recall that I’ve been circling around partnerships and corporations, putting them off, hoping that my IQ will increase dramatically between now and…well, whenever I have to start on those subjects. This week I ran out of excuses, took a deep breath and started on partnerships, a subject that occupies three solid study units in the EA Part 2 book. To my surprise and relief, however, partnerships turned out to be a slightly more complicated version of S-Corporations and thus not completely unfamiliar territory. Truth be told, it wasn’t as bad as I feared.
I was delighted to find the following study tip in the audiovisual material for Study Unit 9.3: “Most successful candidates study in smaller, manageable blocks of time. Take a break when you become distracted and have to re-read the materials.” And in a recent response from my BFFs at email@example.com my personal counselor remembered that reading the outline while simultaneously listening to the audiovisual helped a lot.
To all my supporters at Gleim, thank you! I’m grateful to know that I’m not the only one who just cannot sit for hours on end with this material and for whom it doesn’t always make sense the first time around. I love actually working on taxes and even enjoy tax research, but reading through dense material for long periods of time can be difficult.