Written By Guest Blogger Patti G.
Everything is in flux as I try to pack so much into such a small period of time. I am working every day now, so I have had to revamp my study schedule. I am trying to finish studying for EA Part 1 before my test date, which is scheduled in just a few weeks. I’ve put the new study schedule on my new 2013 calendar the rest of this month.
Now, each study unit must be completed in 4 days in order to meet the new schedule. I will begin a new study unit and go right through the Gleim suggested sequence. I usually review the study questions and take the test over and over until my score is satisfactory. That means achieving a grade of 75 or or better. Hopefully, my scores will be better than that.
I find that listening to the audio and carefully reading the correct answers helps sink the concepts into the cognitive domain of my brain. I have also been inputting key concepts or sticking points in the Notes menu. I plan to use these for a quick review later, and I like the outline form.
After studying a subunit, I access Gleim EA Test Prep online. Sometimes, I check the ones I’ve already completed to see if I have retained what I learned earlier. Eventually most of the concepts will stick if I just keep at the drill.
Today, I created a test session covering the first four subunits. The result was very good. Then, I took a look at the Grade Report, Performance Graphs, and viewed the History to ascertain if my scores were in the acceptable ranges. The graphs also show the average time per question and the cumulative percent correct.
My tax job is beginning to be very busy, and the phone is beginning to ring quite often as clients make appointments. In addition, I must notify my clients of all the new tax changes. This is accomplished via email and telephone, depending on the client.
The Gleim Study Program enables me to accomplish more than I ever could if I were trying to pass the EA Test on my own. So, I will study, work, and utilize the suggestions from Dr. Gleim, and I will do my very best on the upcoming test.