Written By Guest Blogger Jaime C.
Hello, fellow CPA exam candidates!
I recently read blog postings from other CPA candidates about the sacrifices they make to increase study time. Several candidates have plans to skip social dinners, not go to the movies with their families, and even miss weddings in order to study. I admire this dedication and discipline. I, however, have yet to master the discipline to make studying my main focus. While I work really well under pressure, I have found that “cramming” in the last weekend or two before the exam does not lead to a passing score.
I continue to work on finding a happy medium between studying and participating in social gatherings. With that said, I have not opened my AUD book in exactly one week. My intentions to tackle the simulation exams were pushed aside.
Now that I have my Notice to Schedule and plan to sit for the exam in roughly 6-7 weeks, I need to cover the remaining study units and knock out as many practice exams as possible by following the original plan from my Gleim Counselor. Since I have already covered several study units, I will now be able to focus on practice exams and simulations.
Here is my six-week schedule for one exam section:
Week 1: Complete Study Units 1-4
Week 2: Complete Study Units 5-8
Week 3: Complete Study Units 9-12
Week 4: Complete Study Units 13-16
Week 5: Complete Study Units 17-20
Week 6: Cumulative review of weak areas
I plan to add studying to my calendar just like any other appointment or get-together.