Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Update 2012, and a new start for 2013

I took FAR in August and failed with a 68. I had already paid my fees to take AUD so I took audit on December 4th (Delayed window due to weather). I failed again with a 70. (70,68,70 all in 2012)

Something in me snapped, I was really upset over that audit fail. I studied A LOT and still did not improve my score 1 point from the last 2 times I took it?!? My anger overwhelmed me, and I let it. I have lost count how many of these exams I have taken now, I can guess I have taken each one 3-4 times now. ZERO passes. In my fury, I was going over everything. I have always blamed my poor study habits for my fails. This time I studied my butt off and got the same score?! Ok, maybe it is not me! As it was the end of December and a new year was around the corner I felt like some new plans were in order here.

1. I purchased Wiley CPA test bank
2. I purchased NINJA notes
3. I purchased the Wiley CPA exam book

I sent my application to test for audit in again, and studied from December 21st through January 17th. I used my new study materials only, did not use the program I had used in the past. Obviously it hasn't been working for me, so I felt that it was a waste of my time to use it. I took audit again on January 18th and I passed! Not only did I pass I smashed it! I got an 86!

I am not an idiot, I can pass these exams. I feel redemption!

I was so thrilled when I found out I was hyperventilating at the office, and that is a new experience for me! So the excitement has worn off, and I am ready to take down BEC. Again, only study material is the 3 I mentioned above. I plan to take it May 16th or 17th.

"If you don't give a damn about anything, no one will give a damn about you"


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  2. Congratulations on passing AUD, Jenn. You are an inspiration to many CPA exam candidates. How is your studying going? Have you taken any more sections?

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this story. It gives me an ideas and it's boost my confident to pass my CPA exam. Keep on sharing!

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