Written By CPA Exam Blogger Jennifer K.
I think I have finally settled into studying with the Gleim program. I am working on Study Unit 12 and hope to get through Study Unit 16 this weekend. Earlier on, I did not completely follow the study elements of the Gleim program the way they are prepared. I thought this would save me time. Over the last week though, I decided to follow all parts of the study plan (except the written simulations) in the order that they have been presented on the website. Following the plan in the order in which it is prepared has actually reduced the amount of time it has taken me to complete the study material.
I am still not working through the written simulations because they cause a bit more angst and interfere with me concentrating on the subject matter at hand. I am planning to complete the 20 study units in the program and then work on the simulations as part of my final test preparation. The final week before I take the CPA exam, I will run several complete test simulations, including the written portion.
As I progress, I will make sure to stop and take a few practice tests, which will include questions from all the study units I have completed up to that point. I am hoping that this will give me enough reinforcement of the subject material. I am definitely finding that the Gleim study material is increasing my comfort with the subject matter. I’ve also noticed that following the exact sequence of studying provides me with sufficient repetition of the subject matter and improves my recall. I really like the convenience of the online program. I have found it extremely convenient to log in to the Gleim website and take a quick 20-question quiz any time and any place. I am really starting to feel good about the exam again and I am ready to complete my studies in BEC.