Written By Guest Blogger Oprah M.
Today I decided to print my Notice to Schedule and realized that the latest I can take the exam is the first week of October. So I’m sitting here trying to figure out how to get everything finished for each study unit along with a final review. I figure since I paid for the test and NASBA doesn’t give refunds that I would go ahead and take it. I scheduled the latest time I could get in October.
Once I found out my testing time, it wasn’t a hard decision to continue. I have completed up to Study Unit 12 so I have eight more to go. For the next two weeks I took some vacation days so that I could study. I feel like I let myself down by not knowing my time was about to expire.
Right now, multiple-choice questions have become my savior. I’m using the Gleim software I downloaded to my computer for which I don’t need internet access to use. I’ll definitely have to start doing more Gleim simulations to get comfortable and teach myself how to stay within the allotted time. I have been studying 2-3 hours a day instead of just one hour per day. Carrying flash cards around has become another good way for me to study. When something doesn’t require too much of my attention, I review my flashcards. I created the flashcards from the Gleim AUD review book so that I wouldn’t need to always carry a book to study. Gleim has provided me with all my self-study CPA AUD review materials needed and has also assigned me a personal counselor to help me answer any questions or problems I may have. It all comes down to the next two weeks.
Wish me luck