Written By Guest Blogger Anne R.
I am finally starting to study for my last section – FAR. I did NOT mean to wait this long before I started working through Study Unit 1. I found out my Audit score over a month ago (I passed!). I received my FAR materials about a week later . . . and did nothing with them until this week! It is so hard for me to start studying again after a long break, but I keep telling myself that it could all be over in a month. I want to take FAR in July. If I fail, I can take it again in August and pass the exam before I leave for Europe in the fall. My husband played professional basketball in Spain last year; now we are home in the USA during the off season, and we just found out we will be going to France in August! I’m very excited about France, but I want to spend my time discovering Europe, not studying for the CPA exam! This is why I MUST sit for the exam in July.
I’m very intimidated by FAR. In my mind, it is no question the most difficult exam. I think it contains the most information and the highest level of detail. I sat for FAR twice before, and failed both times. The first time, I did not finish studying. I never reached the study units on government and not-for-profit accounting, and I made a 73. If I had just reached those last study units …I signed up to take FAR again immediately, and I’m not sure what happened, but I made a lower score with a 71. That was almost 2 years ago. Now I am more focused, and this is my last part. I know I can do it – but I know it will take a lot of work!
Over the past week, I have managed to drag out Study Unit 1 for 5 days, but now I am focused and ready to study. Yesterday and today I worked on Study Unit 2, which I will complete tonight. I am working only part-time this summer, so I would like to finish five study units a week. If I can make this goal, then I can take the exam in mid-July. Two down and three to go for this week!