Sunday, January 30, 2011

I'm Not Going to Leave You Hanging not much of an update....but I promised that I would be a better blogger....

Studying is going good. Becker's recommendation is so true that for every hour of lecture they recommend 2-3 hrs ourside. So that's a total of 16-24 hours outside on my own of studying.

This past week I studied about 17 hrs outside of class and I did around 180 MCQ's and 2 sims.

This week my goal is to get atleast 20 hrs in. I'm not a night owl so its hard for me to stay up when I'm tired. I'm going to attempt to start getting up 45 mins to 1hr earlier every morning to get some studying in (crossing fingers).

Other than that everything is going good.

Oh, but there is one thing on my mind. I have identified my fears with this exam. My biggest fear is that I will study and study and just won't pass. I know that sounds crazy, but it is what it is. I'm just wondering for those who passed, what did you do to make sure you passed or when did you feel confident that you really could do it? What is your method for studying? My method of studying is to read and re read and then basically speak what I learned. I speak it as if I'm teaching what I learned to someone. I then answer MCQ's and read the right and wrong answers.

Does that mean I'm giving up. Definitely not! I just want to be a CPA!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


In the midst of my productivity I got hit with the FLU!!! Yes I sure did.

And I got hit hard. I've been out of it since Thursday but I managed to drag myself to 8 hours of Becker lecture today. My table today looked like a medical office. I had my orange juice, tea, oatmeal, Sudafed, tissue, mints, halls, and anything else that could get me through the day.

As I'm typing this now I'm feeling a bit dizzy but I made it. I plan on resting tonight and making a spreadsheet to track my progress. Tomorrow and Tuesday its R2 and Wednesday and Thursday its me and R3 baby!!! ( I have to psych myself up...LOL).

The Becker Software is amazing and I feel that the structure is what I needed.

Granted, today after class I felt lost in some areas, but that's because I haven't picked this up in a couple of months. The good thing is that I've got some heavy duty notes that I had from my last attempt so I can use those and build upon them.

Ok I'm off to enjoy some free time for about an hour and then its off to bed.

p.s. Special Thanks to Miss Gina (Hey Girl) and Kookie28 (Hey Girl) for wishing me well while I was whining like a baby while I was miserable and stuck in the bed while sick. You are definitely appreciated.

Monday, January 17, 2011

I'm Back at it!!!!!!!!

The pity party is over and the laziness is gone. I'm ready to pass!

That's my mindset.

I'm so happy I took my almost two month break off from studying.

I started my live Becker classes yesterday and I must say that I liked it.
I thought that the fact that I have to be wide awake and ready to study and take notes on a early Sunday morning would be hard, but honestly I really absorbed a lot because that is the only thing that I'm doing at that time. I'm not being distracted one bit.

I've already answered over 50 questions today and I only have one more section of questions to do (and this is only Monday). I'll be more than ready by next class to learn something new.
I've created a study plan via the passmaster software and I think it will really help me get through the test.

My plan is to use my Wiley Test Bank and PassMaster Questions. That's it! No other material. I don't want to spend my time trying to decipher the explanations between different materials. If Becker says its blue than its blue!

Other than that everything is great with me. I'm just happy that I was able to get over myself and my pity party. I believe that this journey is making me a better Woman and really showing me what it takes to be successful.

(p.s. I promise to start updating frequently).
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