We know, we know. The CPA Exam can be intimidating. It's a Sorry-I-Can't-Hang-Out-Tonight-I-Gotta-Study type of obstacle in this exhilarating journey of life. But you know that becoming a CPA is one of the most beneficial certificates that will improve your personal and professional world. And you also know that when you combine the right amount of motivation, commitment, and the perfect CPA Review course, then CPA Success is yours for the taking.
So don't wait any longer! Here are the top 10 things to avoid to make sure you don't fail the CPA Exam.
1. Wait for the perfect moment.
News flash: This will never happen. Life will always throw some sort of curve ball at you, deeming the present moment as unsuitable for CPA Exam studies. The sooner you accept this fact, the sooner you can begin conquering your goal. So start NOW!
2. Don't have a plan.
Having a solid CPA Exam game plan and sticking to it is one of the most important elements of CPA Exam success. Use one of our customizable study planners to map out how much you should dedicate to studying every day if you're going to pass in 3, 6, 9, or 12 months. Then make sure you follow that plan and adjust your priorities accordingly.
3. Sport a bad attitude.
Through most challenges, having a positive attitude is half the battle. The CPA Exam is no different; studies show that having a healthy level of optimism leads to improved health, career success, and higher scores on exams and achievement tests! So go on, fulfill that self-prophecy of yours and affirm that you are well on your way to CPA.
4. Half-commit to your goal.
How many people do you think successfully trained for a marathon race by saying "Well, I guess I'll give it a try and see how it goes..." Chances are, not many! The CPA Exam is a unique marathon in itself. It demands 300-400 hours of practice, and a personal vow of commitment. How many people do you think reflect on earning their CPA license and regret their hard work? We think that number is easier to estimate-- ZERO!
5. Attempt to go it alone.
Research shows that finding a study buddy can make a huge difference in your CPA Exam studies. Whether you're taking advantage of Roger CPA Review's Homework Help Center or meeting fellow CPA Exam Candidates in your area through our online forums, we highly recommend finding someone to share the tough moments and tougher homework problems.
6. Don't put in the hours.
If you're really hoping to fail the CPA Exam, then don't put in the hours! The CPA Exam covers a tremendous amount of information on such a wide array of topics. Using the Roger Method of instruction, Roger Philipp, CPA breaks down and teaches difficult concepts using helpful memory aides and real life scenarios to help his students best learn!
7. Study from old materials.
Don't be tempted to use older study materials just to save a buck. The CPA Exam is updated every year since rules, pronouncements, and laws are in continual flux to reflect the times. It's absolutely pointless to study outdated materials for the CPA Exam. Make sure you have a course like Roger CPA Review that provides free, automatic updates so you're always up-to-date no matter when you purchase the course.
8. Not be actively engaged in your studies.
If you're not excited or motivated to become a CPA, then your CPA Review course isn't doing its job. Learning CPA Exam topics and materials becomes easier when you have a course that's motivating, inspiring, and treats you like a real human instead of just another candidate. Roger CPA Review does that for you. Hence our motto of being efficient, effective, and most importantly, enjoyable.
9. Don't study with a CPA Review course at all.
Attempting to pass the CPA Exam without a review course is like trying to drive to a new destination without a map. Maybe you'll get there eventually (and that's a big maybe), but it'll be a long and painful journey. The CPA Exam is no different. Our course gives you exactly what you need to know to successfully pass without any extra fluff. And, our new SmartPath Predictive Technology™ ensures you pass quickly with data-driven recommendations for a more focused study experience. Try SmartPath today with a Free Trial.
10. Don't practice Multiple-Choice Questions or Simulations.
Practice makes perfect. You can spend an adequate amount of time watching video lectures and reading the textbook, but if you don't apply your knowledge through practice questions, you end up back at square one. Practice with our 6,200+ questions, simluations, and AICPA-released questions from which you can build endless customizable quizzes and take full-length practice exams!
Caution: Our CPA Review Course will make studying as easy as possible-- and dare we say, enjoyable-- so only enroll when you're ready to throw these 10 reasons out the door and pass the CPA Exam. Especially now that Elite Course Package enrollees get UNLIMITED COURSE ACCESS! Become an Elite student today and your course won't expire until you're a CPA!
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