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July 2013 Blog Posts (12)

23 Day Countdown

I am counting down the days to my exam! EEEEKKKKK! I feel like it is so overwhelming to try and complete all of the lectures and practice, practice, practice the MCQs! I plan to study longer hours on the weekends leading up to the exam. Hopefully this time I can pass it!

Wish me luck!

Added by Yolanda Cruz on July 31, 2013 at 10:14am — 1 Comment

Memory Skills vs. Understanding

Complete understanding of a subject versus the ability to memorize and regurgitate facts are really interlinked.  I've thought of them as different for some time, but now I can see how these two skills are linked and how come standardized exams use them as a way to measure knowledge.

Complete understanding of a subject and seeing how it works hand-on is a skill dominated by the right brain.

Whereas the ability to memorize and regurgitate knowledge uses the left…

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Added by Niusha H on July 30, 2013 at 6:10am — 1 Comment

Life Happens

I have wanted the designation of CPA for a very long time.  I realize that if I had made very different decisions a long time ago, I may have had it and it would have been a lot easier.  But life happens and it seems to get in the way...  High school and my one lone college semester was a very long time ago. I got married, moved a few times, and had children.  I went back to college on a part time basis and slowly began taking a full time load as my youngest began school.  I received my…

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Added by Beverly Blankenbaker on July 29, 2013 at 4:00am — 6 Comments

Planning Challenged: Help!

Hi Everyone - I know I have reached out to many, individually. Thank you very much for your kind words. Some say "Breathe & Relax" and some say "Once you start, everything will just automatically click". So start somewhere and do the work diligently and so on. Although I understand all these points very well, planning well and attacking the CPA exam (one at a time) is going to be a real challenge for me. Please keep in mind, I graduated 20 years ago. In other words, I'm hardly in touch…

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Added by Hema Suresh on July 26, 2013 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

CPA Exam Study Buddy: Weekly Check In

Unless you have a photographic memory or amazing recall abilities, don't wait until the last minute to study.

Having gone through several years of schooling and taken bar exams (and passed), I have developed some study habits that have helped me successfully pass…

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Added by Monica, CMO Gleim on July 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The Silent Killer Just Days Away: The BEC Exam

Well here I am, only days from my BEC exam.   I’m very nervous about this exam simply because I have heard it called the silent killer.  While everyone always says that BEC is the easiest of the exams, it’s still one of the four exams.  I was lucky with FAR and AUD because the material really built on itself, however due to the nature…
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Added by Roger Philipp on July 19, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

CPA Exam Update - July 12, 2013

Gleim Giveaway Ends Today @ Midnight PST

Giveaway Time: Two Gleim AUD Review Systems (join group by midnight tonight!)

The latest at CPA Exam Club

Upcoming Score Release: RSVP to discuss and receive updates …

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Added by CPA Exam Club on July 12, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

Choices: Discipline + Focus

These CPA exams are truly a test on how much you've practiced making difficult decisions about how to spend your time.  There is so much to enjoy in this world, but not all those things contribute to our goals in life.

Much like the apple pie that tempts someone trying to lose weight, there are so many distractions that tempt the CPA candidate.  Truly whittling down and choosing where to spend…

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Added by Niusha H on July 12, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

July Student of the Month, Our CPA Exam Blogger, Daniela Wallroff!

Welcome to our Student Spotlight! We love learning about our students' accomplishments and experiences after taking our course! Whether they take their newly-earned CPA designation to continue on to their dream job, or still have more sections of the CPA Exam to conquer, we're sharing their incredible achievements below. …

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Added by Roger Philipp on July 12, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

CPA Exam Blogger Daniela: How I Finally Understood AMT

Daniela resides in the great state of Pennsylvania. She begins her CPA Exam journey with the perspective of a Masters in Accountancy. Daniela has passed FAR and AUD so far with Roger CPA Review, and is gearing up for her third exam, REG. Follow her journey with us!
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Added by Roger Philipp on July 8, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

CPA Exam Score Release Timeline for Q3 and Q4 2013 Testing Windows | AICPA

"CPA Exam score release timetables have been such a hot topic amongst candidates that we have decided to post regular updates. Updated score release timelines are announced twice annually on AICPA Insights and also posted on the CPA Exam website. Since we would rather have candidates study for the CPA Exam than spend time notching off business days on a calendar, we have contained the score release timeline in a table below for candidates to easily find their score release dates.Scores for…

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Added by CPA Exam Club on July 8, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Auditing Clarity Project with Gary Bulmash | Yaeger CPA Review

Yaeger released this to me early....enjoy & happy studying!

Yaeger CPA Review's Gary Bulmash discusses the Clarity Project. The audiocast is about 45 minutes and Gary will walk you through the changes you can expect in AUD.…

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Added by CPA Exam Club on July 2, 2013 at 4:52am — No Comments

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