Written By Guest Blogger Oprah M.
Really, what else can you do with all this heat? This has been my most effective time to study. I spent this past weekend at my kitchen table studying, taking breaks to step outside and coming back in for air. My kids have a small pool that kept them occupied most of the day. Oh, and I did get a movie in on Friday night, which was enjoyable.
My focus this week is to continue to get through AUD sections, but not so fast that I don’t understand the concept. I seem to be able to do well on True/False questions, but multiple-choice questions are more difficult. In the Gleim AUD online course, you take a multiple-choice test before reading any of the material to see what you may already know. This week I got a 100% on the first set of multiple-choice questions after I browsed the material. Talk about being surprised; maybe this AUD stuff is actually starting to sink in. I was very excited, but a little too excited. I got a 60% for the second round of multiple-choice questions. Now, for questions I answer incorrectly, I write down the key parts of the question and answer in my notes. As I review my notes, those multiple-choice questions that are “not so straightforward” get a little easier to understand.
Multiple-choice questions on the CPA Exam aren’t always straightforward. Especially those questions that use words like “Least” or “Likely”. So for a particular question, all the answers could apply, but you have to choose the “least important” or “most likely” answer. This is where you can get better with building your educated-guessing skills. After you continue to go through more and more multiple-choice questions, you begin to pick out these key words to help you better understand the questions. So for now, my best advice is to slow down your reading in order to comprehend each question.
My goal is to complete 3-4 sections this week. Let’s see how I do next week.