My exam is one month away. I started having that panicky feeling we all get as we get closer to our exam date the I studied this section two weeks ago and now I dont remember it panic. There is so much material on the REG exam so I feel more overwhelmed by this than I did for AUD or BEC. I decided to combat this by designing a review plan that will refresh topics/questions I have struggled with or havent seen for awhile.
REG is divided between business law and taxes. Because I am more comfortable with the business law sections (e.g. contracts, warranties, business structures, etc.) than I am with taxes, those sections are first on my review schedule. I carved out this week to review all of the business law sections and re-take the questions. I am targeting to complete 270 questions per day. This may seem like a lot but I am planning on breaking them up in increments of 90 in the morning before I start my workday, at lunch (oops looks like Im taking a much longer lunch break the next few weeks! Fortunately my manager is very supportive of getting the exam completed!) and at night after work. I know some days this will be easier than others but for the most part this is a reasonable schedule I can maintain.
I must say I have learned more about taxes taking from the Roger CPA Review than I did when I was in college. Not only has Roger helped me by preparing me for the exam but hes also helped me at work: sure, I knew the book/tax differences before but actually learning the rules has/will help me in my career. When I sit in meetings now and hear our tax group discuss AMT, I actually understand what theyre discussing and can participate in the conversation.
Id love to hear how others prepare in the final days leading up to an exam.
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