Written By Guest Blogger Oprah M.
For the next couple of weeks I will be focusing on keeping a good work/life balance. About 3-4 times a week I exercise, run, or jog. It helps me get through my day. I try not to base my whole life around studying. I’m determined to keep exercising, but most of everything else falls by the wayside. Normally, I clean the house, fix dinner during the week, and just relax–not anymore. Sitting for the CPA exam is really a life-changing experience. I’m so used to moving around and doing things; studying constantly is teaching me how to concentrate and to be disciplined for this one goal. I often get motivation from reading about others who are going through, or went through, similar issues and are not finished. At work, our fiscal year is ending, so working late is required. Hopefully, this won’t last longer than 2-3 weeks. Time is not my friend.
I’ve been trying to work through as many multiple-choice questions for each section. This is more time consuming, but it’s good to answer as many multiple-choice questions as possible. The more questions you answer, the better you get at understanding the information. Gleim has a set of multiple-choice questions for each study unit. One thing I like about Gleim’s multiple-choice questions is that even if you’ve answered the question before, the next time you see the question the answer choices are likely to be in a different order. For example, the first time around the answer is letter C, the second time the answer could be letter A. So you can’t memorize the position of an answer.
This week, I will work on Study Units 5 through 7. My goal is to sit for the exam by August 31. Let’s all stay motivated.