Written By Guest Blogger Chris V.
I received my materials this week for the EA Exam, Part 1. I am excited to start making a plan and get to studying. I really want to be able to feel comfortable enough with my knowledge level to take all three parts of the exam this summer. I have committed to spending up to 20 hours a week to study and I hope to be able to get through 3-4 study units a week. One of the main issues I will have is overcoming my need to get a 100% before I move on to the next study unit. I have always told clients that accounting is more about knowing how to find the right answer than having them all stored for use. It seems like the EA exam is counter to that belief!
I was able to use some of the online resources this week and it was a bit overwhelming. It seemed like there was so much material to look at, and I was not really sure where to start. I am going to look through the blogs this week and figure out a study plan and how to utilize the resources most effectively for my learning style. I have a hard time “learning” on the computer screen. I stare at a screen for so many hours a day already, and I just can’t seem to pick up new material when looking at it on the computer. I will definitely utilize the audio resources and take lots of multiple-choice tests. I seem to learn better by taking the exams and trying to figure out the ones I got wrong than by just studying the book or reading IRS publications.
I am off to finish Study Unit 2 and start on Study Unit 3 today. Good luck and happy studying!