Time is a precious commodity; especially if you’re studying for the CPA Exam while going to school or holding down a full-time job. Prioritizing your goals will help you efficiently spend your limited time, making you a goal-achieving machine.
In my first week of busy season, I noticed a strange pattern. I saw two of my co-workers sitting near me routinely using eye drops while working. They let me know that they used them because their eyes could get uncomfortable while using the computer for 11 – 12 hours a day.
This interaction made me wonder about the consequences of staring at a computer screen for very long periods of time, especially while working during the day and studying for the CPA Exam in the evening. So I did a little research.
We know that as a CPA Exam candidate, you’re going to have questions and concerns regarding the content you’re learning. Whether it’s a difficult topic such as cost accounting or simply the need to understand financial reporting just a little more, it’s important to have access to a tool that will give you expert guidance for all things related to the CPA Exam.
The BEC (Business Environment and Concepts) exam is known as the easiest section of the four part CPA Exam. The easy reputation BEC has attained is most likely due to the high pass rates and current lack of Task Based Simulations.
One of the most widely asked questions for candidates preparing to take the CPA Exam is: How long should I be studying? And many have probably heard the same response: the AICPA recommends putting in an average of 300-400 hours of dedicated study time, based on the average successful CPA Exam candidate.
Congratulations! You’ve decided to become a CPA! Now that the hard part is over—it’s time for the more difficult part to begin: taking the CPA Exam. If you’ve done your research, you know that the AICPA states that it takes at least 400 hours’ worth of study time to adequately prepare and pass all 4 sections—and that’s just the bare minimum.
As they say, you are what you eat. But you are also what you drink. I’m one of the 80 percent of adults in the United States who consume caffeine on a daily basis. I’ve been guilty of having too much coffee some days, and spending a little too much at Starbucks.
Amid my exam preparation, I’ve been wondering a lot about my study habits and techniques. There seems to be such an overwhelming amount of material to remember and I want to maximize my learning in the most efficient manner possible.