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May 2012 Blog Posts (19)

BLT (business law & tax) in July?

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Added by Dana Bell on May 30, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Test Day

I woke up at 4:00 am to study for the CPA Exam.  I got my coffee and was on the way to my desk when I ran into my son.  He did not want to go back to sleep, so I did not get any time in before I sent him off to school.  I still had plenty of time to get ready and prepare for the test at 1:30.

I was extremely nervous, but felt prepared.  I used  Roger CPA review software in test mode for the entire thing and scored an 85%.  That decreased the nervousness.  I looked at my weak areas and…

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Added by Tana Fuller on May 28, 2012 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Tomorrow is test day :)

The last two days have gone way to fast.  I am feeling a mixture of emotions ranging from excited to terrified.  I have done everything that I had scheduled in preparation of the CPA exam, but (as always) would like a few extra hours to dedicate to TBS questions.   Otherwise I am feeling pretty good about how prepared I am for the CPA test.  Yesterday was another issue.

Yesterday, I could not answer any of the multiple choice questions correctly, I was second guessing myself on…

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Added by Tana Fuller on May 22, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

It's that time again... Score Releases!

Despite NASBA's scheduled score release date of Wednesday 5/23, scores have been trickling out a wee bit early! For the Roger CPA Review Team, receiving student testimonials is always a delightful experience of score release season.…

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Added by Roger Philipp on May 22, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Pavlov's Dog and the CPA Exam

Remember Pavlov’s dog? Ivan Pavlov, a Russian physiologist who studied classical conditioning, trained a dog to salivate when hearing the sound of a bell. This response came after repeatedly giving the dog food immediately after ringing a bell.

The point I’d like to make today is that we often operate the same way. Certain activities elicit certain responses if we train ourselves…

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Added by Paul Black on May 22, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

2 days left before the test!!

The countdown has started.  I have 2 days before my CPA test.  I am a little concerned that I am too calm.  I am not in a panic or frantically trying to cram everything in.  I believe it is because I stayed on top of my schedule and know where I am in the schedule at all times. 

If you recall I was behind by 12 hours the last time I blogged with 7 study days left. I am now ahead of my schedule.  I was able to employ the help of family to watch my son, so that I could get that extra…

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Added by Tana Fuller on May 21, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Video Blogging - The Ticket to CPA Exam Success?

CPA hopefuls everywhere are taking to the online world to publicly document their CPA Exam journey -posting on Facebook, joining Twitter study groups, writing up weekly blogs, and taking to YouTube to document their journey! Meet Gary, a retired Navy Veteran who decided to video blog (or vlog!) his experience with his Roger CPA Review
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Added by Roger Philipp on May 18, 2012 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Our May Student of the Month!

We love hearing about our students' accomplishments and experiences after taking our course, with many going on to working their dream jobs and achieving wonderful things! Our Student of the Month Spotlight shows what our students are up to since
PASSING (one or more parts of the CPA Exam) with Roger CPA Review!
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Added by Lucy Daniels on May 15, 2012 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Guest Blogger Sherri: Back In The Saddle – But Stuck in the Corral…

Hi All:



I’ve been a bit out of touch over the last two weeks. 

I am having some difficulty finding time, energy and motivation to…

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Added by Lucy Daniels on May 14, 2012 at 10:23am — 1 Comment

7 days left before the test

I am so excited, I only have 7 study days before my test.  I am still behind on my schedule, but now by 12 hours.  Thankfully, I have cleared all of next week to study.  I am going to see about getting a sitter some as well.    But I think I can still follow the schedule and catch up before next weekend, and then use that weekend to cram as much as I can. 

As far as the studying goes, internal controls really were a struggle for me.  I am going to have to redo that section again. …

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Added by Tana Fuller on May 12, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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Is Becker material enough for the exam?


 

Added by khurram Syed on May 11, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Guest blogger Megan: What CPA Means to Me

Megan shares with us the trials and triumphs of CPA Exam preparation, all from the perspective of a non-accounting major. She currently resides in Pennsylvania, and is loving Roger CPA Review's acclaimed review course to prepare for the BEC Exam.


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Added by Roger Philipp on May 9, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Laptop Crash and Notes have gone MIA

It’s been a rough few weeks for my laptop.  It suddenly developed an aversion to the internet and shuts down without notice.  Luckily, my son finally got it up and running. I am trying to get this blog in quickly and follow it up with a few Roger lectures before the computer shuts down again.  The CPA Board delivered a bit of good news.  The powers that be approved my extension.    I toyed with the idea of scheduling my exam for the end of May, but I ran into a snag.  It seems my life has…

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Added by Bridget on May 9, 2012 at 4:14am — 1 Comment

CPA Exam Video Tip: You Passed all 4 Parts of the CPA Exam - What's Next?

Welcome back to our ‘CPA Exam Tip’ YouTube series, brought to you by Roger Philipp, CPA! As accounting professionals attempting to balance life, work and the CPA Exam, we know that you’re about as busy as it gets. Therefore, we hope you enjoy the…

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Added by Roger Philipp on May 8, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

First week of AUD and I am already behind

My first week of CPA study has been good so far. I have been watching the CPA online course lecture, reading the material in the homework book, and then answering theCPA exam homework multiple choice questionand getting over 80% on the first try.  I added the reading this…

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Added by Tana Fuller on May 7, 2012 at 5:46am — No Comments

GAME PLAN

I have figured out my study plan.  I am going to study from 8 am until 2 pm Monday through Friday, off on the weekends.  Giving me just over 100 hours total study time before sitting for AUD. 

I adjusted Roger CPA Review 3 month study plan for the AUD section.  I made it fit Monday through Friday, 6 hours a day.  I plan to not study on Saturdays and Sunday, but will allow me the option of catch up time if I get behind, if I…

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Added by Tana Fuller on May 5, 2012 at 7:02am — No Comments

Guest Blogger Sherri: Back in the Saddle

Sherri shares with us her all-too-common story of losing credit for three parts previously earned due to the 18-Month Rolling Window. We think her perserverance and hopeful attitude will serve as an inspiration to all! Sherri has passed BEC, FAR, and AUD, and now embarks on the REG Exam preparation.…

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Added by Roger Philipp on May 3, 2012 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Guest blogger Megan: Survive the CPA Exam!

Megan shares with us the trials and triumphs of CPA Exam preparation, all from the perspective of a non-accounting major. She currently resides in Pennsylvania, and is loving Roger CPA Review's acclaimed review course to prepare for the BEC Exam.…



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Added by Roger Philipp on May 2, 2012 at 11:37am — No Comments

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! Top 3 Tips to Take Spring by Storm

With spring upon us and summer right around the corner, it’s time to finally emerge from your hibernation and get into CPA Exam gear. Whether you’re a soon-to-be college grad, or already doing the 9 to 5, tune in below to our top 3 tips to take spring by storm:

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Added by Roger Philipp on May 1, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments

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