Written By Jennifer K. for the Gleim CPA Blog.
I began using the Gleim CPA Review System on March 15th. So far, I am almost halfway through the Business Environment Concepts (BEC) section. As I mentioned previously, I took and passed BEC back in 2009. When I first took this section, I concentrated primarily on the multiple-choice questions and spent almost no time on worrying or practicing for the written simulations. This time around, the biggest problem I have had studying has been the written simulations. I do believe I am putting too much emphasis on them. I also need to pass two more parts of the exam by July 31, and I find myself wanting to complete each task perfectly.
My husband is finally home after being out of town for a couple weeks. Getting him home has been a real test. His flight was delayed several times, which resulted in a one-day setback . Hopefully, his return will grant me some additional time to study by relieving some of the additional home and child related responsibilities. However, I also received some bad news this week at work, which will most likely result in a significant increase in work hours for me.
Based on the difficulty I have had with the written simulations on the CPA exam, I have chosen to focus more on the multiple-choice and true/false questions. Despite my work concerns, I believe that the changes that have occurred over the last week will improve my productivity. So far, I feel that practicing the multiple-choice questions as much as possible has had the most impact on my performance. Also, since my study time has been spread out over a long period of time, I think it is important that I take practice test and reinforce the material I have already learned.